Sunday, 16 August 2009

Our Feathered Friends


Keeping to the bird theme. This is a favourite brooch of mine. It is printed tin and is made by the very talented melanietomlinson. Take a look at her fabulous work, but be warned, you will be tempted. She makes the most incredible automata too. Birds of a different nature being this pair of Budgies, found at a Charity Shop, flaked paint and all, but very sweet.

Then onto a little bit of birdy love, made by yours truly!










I have no skin again on my 'sewing' finger but as ever I suffer for my art ;-)

This is a pic of the button I was chirruping on about, in my last post...glimmering gold to silver.

Thank you for stopping by. x

35 comments:

Margaret said...

I never think you can out do yourself with your art but you frequently manage it!! I love this piece soooo much!! what a wonderful combination of all your talents, the flowers are fab and the little bird!! what can I say?? gorgeous! I'm even tempted to get out my own needle and thread... Mx

AeFondKis said...

this is a very old vintage looking embroidery! Well done for making it seem as if from another era!
Linda x

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Like your birds theme Viv - the bird brooch is so pretty and your 'bird love' canvas is delightful and makes me smile. Bye for now. Lesley

Lyn said...

That is so lovely, well worth the loss of skin!
Love
Lyn
xxx

Felicity said...

hello, i have only just found your gorgeous blog, where have i been? your art is beautiful and so pretty! im so glad ive found you! fliss xx

Katie said...

As ever, your work is just gorgeous! Love the budgies too. Katie x

twiggypeasticks said...

Really gorgeous.
Twiggy x

Donna said...

Stunning Viv, your use of old textiles, buttons and print are just wonderful. Such a clever lady x

Sharon said...

What lovely feathered friends you have!

Sabii Wabii said...

Love it!

BusyLizzie said...

great brooch, hope your finger heals up soon! Lizzie x

Kayla coo said...

Hi Viv,
Beautiful stitching and I now have to use my thimble because of my compulsion to stitch!

cocoa and blankets said...

I have become obsessedwith birds since my holls when there were so many beauties ....but as you know I especially love yours....

sarah-jane down the lane said...

How absoloutely divine!

You are V.V clever, have I ever told you that?

How gorgeous is your broach too? Nice to oggle!

Love Sarah x x x
have a brilliant week!

Cowboys and Custard said...

There is something so appealing about little birdies.. and never more so than your exquisite new piece..
The Triple Tonic sounds like a jolly good idea...preferably with gin and ice.

Much love
MX

dosfishes said...

I love your little wren and the way you used the type to form the branch.
Stunning! Your other birdies have a wonderful charm all their own.
Such a pleasure to view your work.
Dosfishes

WingingIt said...

this piece is incredible...the different elements keep my eyes busy for just the right amount of time...thank you for sharing this amazing artwork!!!

merry.albright said...

I thinks birds are such a perfect theme for you - not too frilly or pretty (so they don't make your beautiful floral /lace concotions look too sickly sweet) but still identifiable and natural even when abstract. Clever you. sorry about the finger though. x merry

mummybear said...

Your work is beautiful.

mimilove forever said...

Talking o flakey birds! x;0)

Have I told you lately that I love you...in a Van Morrison stylee?

Julia said...

Your sewing is so beautiful, I love the birds - you're very clever!

Julia xxx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous bird textile collage. Very pretty indeed. Your tin bird brooch is lovely too. You can never have too many birds in my opinion..haha.

Primchick said...

so glad it's not just me....!!!!!
Marion ;0>

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

It´s getting better and better!

Victoria said...

Sweet as can be, just like you!

Jackie said...

I thought I left a comment here already but I didn't so here it is! Your little bird embroideries are beautiful ..as usual. I like the brooch too. Very you.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Beautiful piece of work! I like it very much! You are such a creatuive person.
Have a great weekend
Isabelle x

Kim said...

That's really beautiful, I really should step away from my sewing machine and have a go at hand sewing more often. Is that triple tonic anything to do with gin? If so, make mine a large one.
Kimxx

silverpebble said...

Oh I've peeped at this birdy loveliness a couple of times but haven't managed to comment. It's funny how birds are a theme for several bloggers - mine included. Yours are always so delightful Viv and the little embroidered, buttoned worlds they live in are certainly enviable. Gorgeous stuff.

THIS'N'THAT said...

Brilliant birdie blog! Thanks, now I'm off to look at Melanie's birds:)
Lesley X

Lynne Chapman said...

Beautiful!

Sweetina said...

So glad I stopped by! What an amazing blog you have and i adore your creations!
hugsxx
Tina

Linda said...

I simply adore all of this.

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Just marveling at all the lovely things on this post again,
I'm glad you suggested one of each colour lace! because I think that is just what I might do!
Are you really busy making beautiful things in your hens nest?

Love Sarah xxx

Raggy Rat said...

love love your bord work
i hope - as it is a while since i asked you - that i might still commission you to create a work for me, to remember my dad
i have found an envelope for part of the back ground from 1948 that i liked the look of the post mark and stamp ... i will also send on some family vintage button goodness and some scanned jps of my father as a boy ? here is hoping
i love getting lost in your layered and dleicious images ... this boxing day it is 10 years since i lost my dad
cat xxxx