Sunday, 25 October 2009

For each a road. For everyman a religion....

Hello Lovelies..
I hope all is well with you and yours.
I wanted to share some good news. I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Katie of textiletreasureseeker for Sewing World. Along with Nicky of thevintagemagpie and manda of treefalldesign. The subject being our wonderful world of blogging.
Katie has put together a smashing article. Very encouraging for anyone who has not yet entered our world.



The article also mentions the vintageandhandmade fair. Only 20 days to go. This must be very rather irrritating for anyone who cannot possibly come to the Fair, listening to me banging on about this event...I do apologise, but it really is such a special event. I need everyone to know about it, just in case they can visit Chipping Sodbury on that day and come and meet all the brilliant bloggy and non bloggy vendors and have a large slice of cake and a cup of tea!
Anyroadup, I have been making Christmas cards, for the very same event and I have enjoyed a few hours collaging 50's wrapping paper, buttons and this 'n that to make these 'one off' cards.
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Speaking of buttons, just happened to be chatting to the ladies in the back room of my local Charity Shop and I thought to ask "any buttons"? Imagine my delight extreme delight when this was taken from a shelf!
Full of these (well, these are the pretty ones). I am not sure what has pleased me more, the tin or the buttons? The tin holds dear memories, if we were lucky when we were kids, we may have had a family tin of 'Quality Street' for us all to share and this would have been the tin. The illustrations are exquisite and so nostalgic to me. Simpler times????

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A little while ago, I made a textile collage for my dear friend Carolyn of lovestitchingred. This beautiful piece of work was made by Carolyn for me, as a present. Thank you sweetheart. x

Now onto a much blogged subject...the exquisite Sophie Digard scarves, for sale with selvedge Magazine. You know the ones that you think, "OOOOOh, I'm going to treat myself to one of those, they are divine", that is, of course, until you see the £200 price tag. Well, I did that very same thing at the Festival of Quilts, in August. I recoiled in horror when I saw the price but they are absolutely exquisite! So thoroughly inspired, I have been looking for a pattern and wool.
So, inspired by donna's link to attic24. I am now currently half way through a Ripple Pattern scarf. Oh yes, the Ripple Pattern! The pattern is explained clearly and simply by Attic24 and I am very appreciative of the time and care taken. Wool - well Appleton's Tapestry Wool (2 ply?) itchy but lovely, subtle colours and I shall back the scarf with a cosy, soft fabric.
So theraputic to crochet, but hell for the carpul tunnel syndrome :-(
Last post title was 'Come and hold my hand' by our very own Robbie Williams. See if you can guess the title of this?
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Talking of simpler times. I came across this on Twitter. If you have not already seen it....take a look, so true!

Again, thank you so much to everyone who has been kind enough to leave a comment for me. It is such a treat to read your comments of support and encourgement, thank you. x

33 comments:

Gina said...

Congratulations on the article. I'm in love with your scarf!

Jacqueline Taylor said...

Congratulations on the article, that's such fantastic news!! I'm going to try and get hold of it, can't wait! x

cocoa and blankets said...

love the colours of your scarf... i am typing from avery hard bed on acliff top...i watched strictly with a glass of wine from the camper ...home from home...wish i could go to the fair...loveand hugs...H

Country Cottage Chic said...

It was a great article Viv. Love the new Christmas cards with all the vintage bits & pieces.
I remember those QS tins too - they should do them like that again instead of the boring ones they have these days.

Jayne

Kayla coo said...

Hi Viv,
I will look out for mag,fantastic,great news!
M x

Jackie said...

Congratulations on the interview.Good luck with V&HM too.
x

karen said...

conngrats on the article! I love those scarves too.

Pink Trees and Sunshine said...

I hope you will take pictures at the Vintage Handmade Fair, so I can enjoy it over here in the States :~)

dottydaisies said...

what a find those buttons ,that tin - you lucky lady x congratulations on the article x

Ticking stripes said...

Great post - will check out the article. Great buttons ,cards and the gift from Carolyn - lucky lucky you!

Linda said...

Wish I could come to the fair! Please put up lots of pictures! Love the Christmas cards!!!

paperbird said...

congratulations- you are very talented. I love your sweet blog banner.

Sal said...

Well done Viv!
I love your creation on your header pic too!
x

Lyn Armstrong said...

Great Viv, which issue of Sewing World is it in? I will have to buy one in Penrith as they don't stock it in Keswick anymore, that's the problem with living in this lovely town, it doesn't have normal stuff!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Viv! Those Chrismas Cards are unusual, makes me want to make some. I also like the new brooch on the top of the page. What a lovele girl. Xi from college

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Ooh so much to comment on! On my post about Bright Star see Fanny sitting on her bed sewing and wearing a Sophie Digard Cardi! very lovely! Also very lovely your new header! I like her a lot she looks happy and in Liberty too, maybe she is me!
Am absoloutley MAD about your Christmas cards too , so clever! really really my favourite Christmas cards I have seen! Will they be on Etsy as I cant get to Chipping Sodbury as i am working that day, boo hiss!

Love Sarah x

silverpebble said...

Ian Brown, Fear. Are you afraid? I hope not.

How incredibly exciting to have been part of that article and how well-deserved.

Your scarf is beautiful. Just beautiful.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Oh how exciting to be in another mag. I will deffo look out for it. I love the scarf you are crocheting, sorry to hear it is hurting you to make it, but it will be worth it in the end. Hello little collage (waving). Wish I could share cake at Chipping Sodbury xxxx

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Viv - congratulations, well done! Although not someone who sews (sadly) I'm going to buy a copy of Sewing World as a keepsake.

The piece from Carolyn is beautiful, your scarf is going to be extra special - like the new blog header too. BFN. Lesley

Clare said...

Scarf is looking good! love that clip...how true!

monda-loves said...

FEAR - Ian brown. I love this song.

How nice to be included in a magazine article - well deserved.

Monda
x

bad penny said...

Congratulations ! This is a super post...I have my Mum's Quality street button tin !

JP said...

love the new opening to your blog- it is just such a happy picture

Donna said...

Loved the article honey, congratulations :-)

Look at your scarf, it's fab!!!! I am only too happy to have inspired you to look at Lucy's patterns. She's wonderful isn't she?

Can't wait to meet you, not long now x

Laura said...

Congratulations on the article being published in this magazine! You are so creative...your scarf is beautiful!
Take care, Laura

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Well done on being featured in the magazine. I must get a copy, the articles will be of great interest. You must be so busy preparing for the fair. I so look forward to it.
Michele & Jayne have kindly agreed to Alan (my husband) taking some photos in 3d of the event which I will then post on my blog. He will arrive before all the crowds so that he can capture each stall looking at it's best. Can't wait!
Isabelle x

Margaret said...

See this is why we wait in quiet anticipation for your next update, great post!! all of it is just fab and yep I'm green in the face with 'fair' envy, still wanna see the pics tho... Mx

Andi's English Attic said...

I've just found your site via Cocoa and Blankets. I love, love, love your pics. The designs are wonderful.
Wow! for the button haul and the tin. There was a time I thought Quality Street at Christmas could never be replaced (we were never a Roses family).Now of course the kids like Heros and Celebrations, but you can't beat an old QS tin for sheer nostalgia. Thanks for a lovely interesting blog. xx

Julia said...

I love your blog, its like a favourite magazine - you manage to inspire, tempt and quench my creative thirst all in one go!

Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!

Julia xxx

mrs.jevs said...

Wow! Congratulations on your latest published appearance. Very well-deserved. Christmas cards are GORGEOUS! x

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

Oh, how I wish that I could come to the
"Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair"....
Promise me that it will happen again, next year!
I will start planning right now.
Have a great day
Rebecka

jenny elkins said...

Viv-I like everything that is going on in your blog. Enjoyed the utube as well. jenny

Red Fish Circle said...

Love your work. Thanks for sharing that clip - it is so true and hilarious.