Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Raindrops on roses...hrumph!

Well raindrops may look pretty on roses but the persistent persisting down is beginning to get the most stoic of Brits down. There is a tremendous amount of mumbling and grumbling about the never ending summer rain.....



I'm just sorry that we cannot enjoy our summertime, out and about, but we Brits mustn't grumble ;-)
Onto crafty stuff.......
I managed to transfer a couple of the drawings of birds, I did in my sketch book last weekend, onto silk and have been working my little pinkies to the bone. Due to the inclement weather today and fading light at 6pm this evening!!!!!....the photos could be better, but one has to make hay whilst the sun shines, ha!
Lots and lots of layers of vintage fabric goodness here, linens and lovely rosy cotton, mixed up with muslin (how I love muslin, the loose fraying edges, really rocks my world, no I haven't been drinking). I also used some other rosy fabric and free machined the bird shapes. I added a little factoid about Carrion Crows just for hell of it too. (Should have been Seagulls really, as they were my inspiration), strange but true!


Onto my second piece which again is full of textural goodness. In fact, there may even be too much textural goodness here, I have gone a little bit billy bonkers with it. But it's so pretty (may I say myself). Lots of Liberty Lawn with lace and rose vintage stuff again, all sitting in happy cohabitation with a silk copy of a birdy drawing. I also used a very, very special old mother of pearl button...this may sound odd but it is the most stunning colour...shimmering silver and gold colours, just beautiful.


Well my dear friends, thank you for popping over and indulging me in my ramblings. x

Oh by the way, my lovely, dear friend Michele of Cowboys and Custard has opened (along with her friend) a fab new website, selling gorgeous vintage items .......... millyanddottie Pop over and say 'hello'.

26 comments:

Gina said...

The rain might be causing grumbles but your photographs are stunning. I love the embroidered birds.

Clare said...

What great photos....and birdies too!

Catharina Maria said...

Your work is as always so sweet and lovely !!
XOX Rini - the Netherlands.

Gunnels blog said...

Your photos are so great ! and your collage, Mmmm love theme!

meplusmolly said...

*sigh* can't say more really!! ;0

Sue said...

Love those raindrop photos, they are exquisite :-)

moa said...

so beautiful photos...
and a lovely blog! love it!

hugs from moa in norway

cocoa and blankets said...

Oh those birdies rock my world...I must send you some pictures of some wonderful crow sculptures that we saw on Mull..you are so inspiring Viv i love everything you make.....

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! Is that some of my fabric I see underneath the bottom birdy?

Sue xx

Ticking stripes said...

If it hadn't rained you couldn't have given us such a beautiful post so I'm grateful!

Danielle Barlow said...

I LOVE the birds!

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Gorgeous post! I love rain on alchemilla leaves, the droplets look like mercury. I am lusting after your tana lawn lace birdie collage IT IS ABSOLOUTELY DIVINE x you're so clever, love Sarah x

Margaret said...

Gorgeous! I love what you've done with your doodles, more more!! Mx

Shabby Chick said...

Hee hee I love the phrase "billy bonkers"! Your new work looks lovely and the pictures look beautiful even if we all wish it was sunny instead of rainy!

Mel xxx

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

The birds are wonderfully whimsical!
( Is that correct english? )
Anyhow, awesome!

Katie said...

Oooo, loving your new birdy pieces! Your rain piccies are great too...I've alwasy quite liked the rain. It's cosy as it means you have to stay indoors and indulge in something frivoulous, like watching a film or tinkering with sewing and craft projects! Katie x

twiggypeasticks said...

ooooo soooo pretty.
twiggy x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hi lovely! I hope it is OK with you but I didnt photograph my goodies from you at the Homepun for my post as I know there have been some naughty goings on! I did put a link direct to you though! I hope you dont mind? Let me know and I will edit in a jiffy :D x x x

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Those new pieces are so pretty, especially the second and what luscious photos too. BFN. Lesley

Jackie said...

Oh Viv I do agree about the weather. Where are those long languid days of summer where you lie about feeling faint with heat? We had one nice day this week and went a walk and its starting to feel like autumn already..and I'm not ready for that.
We did see a kingfisher though so its not all bad! And when it rains I don't mind sitting inside and sewing.
Its lovely to see your little birds made into stitch.
Lovely stuff.

thevintagemagpie said...

Beautiful work, as always xx

RosesRadishesandRubbish said...

Viv,

LOVE the new pieces and frayed edges literally pull at my heart strings!:) Sorry about the rain. We go through those long spells of rain in our region of the country as well. As Ethan would say, "uck"!!!:) xxoo Amy

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Drool? ;o))))

lilylovekin said...

Loved everything about this post, the gorgeous photos of the roses in the rain. Here in sunny CA. we are in a drought and pray for rain. I love your fabric pieces, I don't think you can layer too many pieces together they look beautiful.

Kickcan and Conkers said...

so beautiful!

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