Monday, 18 August 2008

Love from Sheila

Two more handmade items for Etsy.
The Needlecase is made from two 1970's greetings cards that my husband had sent to his sister and the other to his Mom. Mom had had a loft clearout recently and I managed to salvage a few bits and pieces from her. Quite scary when you think that they are 30 odd years old! Anyway the two images are very kitch and sweet and make a really cute needlecase.



Then onto this.....gorgeous sketch book/journal, the paper makes me drool! I used a beautiful Letter Card with the most wonderful set of stamps.......collaged and then copied onto linen. (It had the sweetest letter hand written inside by a very small child to her Daddy.... signed 'love from Sheila'.) I did the surface embroidery and button thing, like I do. By the way, I really like using old mother of pearl buttons, they catch the light and lift the piece........then I attached the whole shaboodle to the sketch book. I think this worked out quite well.




Thank you for stopping by. x

11 comments:

Miss Wanderlust said...

I LOVE the sketchbook. I shot over to your etsy shop to buy it but I didn't see it :( Are you selling those as well?? Thanks

hens teeth said...

miss wanderlust ~ thank you for asking ~ boy am I annoyed....I have just spent forever putting this on Esy and for some reason it has'nt uploaded. Grrrr. Will try again. Thanks viv

hens teeth said...

miss wanderlust ~ sorry my mistake...it's not on Etsy because someone has purchased it! Thanks again
viv

Gunnels blog said...

No it´s me !! I have bought it :-)
:-)

hens teeth said...

Thanks Gunnel...you have made my day x

mimilove forever said...

mmmm 70's greetings cards ...(arghhh was that really over 30yrs ago?!?! How did that happen!)..Anyroad, gorgeous as ever old fruit! x;)

Jackie said...

What a lovely story these comments make! I should make some more Viv..you are onto a winner. I'm a big fan of Khadi papers..named after me!

Victoria said...

The sketchbook/journal is spectacular!
(Lucky Gunnel!)
I hope you do more!

Gina said...

Beautiful sketchbook - do make some more!

JennyTheArtist said...

I have tons of vintage notecards with similar pictures...how do you make them into fabric? iron-ons??

Lori said...

Viv, your creations are wonderful!!! i love that needlecase, it is so sweet with those adorable images:) i love mother of pearl buttons too, they add such a nice touch to everything!!!