Sunday, 22 February 2009

A find, inspirations and some 'makes'.

I want to tell you about my 'find of the week'. My local supermarket has a charity shop next door, so whilst popping in for milk and bread, the supermarket that is, I just have to nip into the charity shop, it would be a crime not to? Yes? You agree, good! I noticed the table pictured below for sale in said charity shop and thought what a great height it was, and carried on my merry way. Got home and into my work room and thought about the table.......Telephone's dear husband, who kindly obliged and went and fetched the table for me, complaining that not only did he fetch it, he had to pay for it too;-) (Owls are tooting again)! Anyway, the reason I'm prattling on about this is because I can't tell you what a godsend it has been, mainly because of it's height....it is 6" higher than my work tables and boy does it save the back. It is so good to stand and work at!!!
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I had the most wonderful surprise the other day, Postman bought me a package from USA. Dear Amy of rosesradishesandrubbish sent me all manner of beautiful items. Paper, lace, buttons, a stunning handmade paper heart with my name on it, so many lovely things, but also a piece of her art work. I adore her subtle, quirky, beautiful art, photographs do not capture the fine colour and pencil work and the intricacies of her special style. Thank you so much Amy! I implore you to go and read her lovely blog and visit her Etsy site, you will not be disappointed.


Above, some of the treasures sent to me and below Amy's art work, presented in a papier mache box. I love it so much.I have such kind and generous friends, I am so fortunate.~0~
After a bit of a 'O so sorry for me' start to last week, I did finally manage to kick myself into some action!
Needlecase.....







After reading a post about a shop window in New York which featured cut paper pigeons on a wire, posted by Sue of
mousenotebook whose blog by the way is an absolute delight, a feast for the eyes and so beautifully written!!! You must, must make a visit. I was so inspired, it got me thinking and here is the result! You may have seen my images on Flickr but I wanted to tell you where the inspiration came from.






Thank you all so much my lovelies, for all your ongoing kindness and support.

I hope you all have a great week and thank you for stopping by.x

20 comments:

Wild Somerset Child said...

WOW to the table find, WOW to your amazing artwork, and WOW to the beautiful things you were sent to play with. Sorry this is such a feeble comment; it's been a hard week!

Kayla coo said...

Hello Viv,
I do love to pop in and visit, such lovely things.xx

Shabby Chick said...

Oh I do LOVE the birds, they are wonderful! The table sounds like a must have too, it's for work ;)

What great things Amy sent you, you're a lucky thing!

Mel xxx

Kitschen Pink said...

Oh my so much to feast upon here! Love those pecky birds! And now I"m off to check the links too! t.xx

Sal said...

It's always fun to visit your blog!
I love your needlecases ;-)

monda-loves said...

I love all the of birdies Viv - such lovely compositions.

Monda
x

Jackie said...

Lovely little birds, and it looks like your lucky weekend!

cocoa and blankets said...

morning sweetie....waiting to ring the doc...I think I have been suffering from migaine which explains things... I hoped we would see the table...I love the little birds...lovely...have a good week...H

Gina said...

The little birds are gorgeous, especially like them on the purse. Off to check out your links as it's always good to discover new blogs!

Kitty said...

Wonderful needle cases, fabulous purse. Your work is so delicious. x

meplusmolly said...

gorgeous work and loving the little birds! what a great find the table must have been. your package of goodies looks inspiring and what a beautiful piece of work Amy sent you, lucky you! ;0

mimilove forever said...

Oi Titchmarsh! Lovin the new birdies!

(back away from the seceteurs!)
x;0)

donna said...

Hi there! your week certainly turned around! what lovely things you made ,l loved the books and needle case and then the birds! have checked your links already!
you'll be pleased to go back to work for a rest!!Easters not far off! thankyou for sharing all your lovely things xx

'fancypicnic' said...

Okay...I need that table!!

Beautiful creations, as always, Viv. I've finally got my hands on that Cloth, Paper Scissors issue - very many congratulations, it is terrific! Wonderful feature xx

Hens Teeth said...

donna ~ word verification is playing up on your blog and will not allow me to leave a comment. Can you email me please?

RosesRadishesandRubbish said...

Dear Viv,

So glad you like the "stuff"!!:) Thanks so much for all the kind words. I truly LOVE your work but this batch is just TOO wonderful!! Love the bird theme! So cheerful and sweet. Been "under the weather again" feel like I caught the same junk all over again, FINALLY getting caught up. Lotsa hugs, Amy

Swirlyarts said...

Hi there Viv. I've featured you on Cuteable this morning http://cuteable.com/

donna said...

didn't you turn your week around!loved the needle cases and the birdy purses! l have checked out the links..glad your table helps with your neck!mines been a pain as well!

cloudhopping said...

Hello fellow Staffordian! I love your needle cases.

Things Hand Made said...

I can't count the amount of times I have had to go back after ummimg and arrring!