Wednesday, 13 January 2010

hey, hey, you, you.......

Hello,thank you so much to everyone that took the time to comment on my last post. I have read each and every comment and really enjoyed all of your new year resolutions or not as the case may be! I'm sorry if I have not replied with a thank you to each of you.
So, as there were quite a few comments, I thought I would UP the 'giveaway' from one measly little brooch to three measly little brooches :-)All the names went into one's studio pottery bowl! They were stirred and mixed and I stood with my trusty camera poised as Holly, with her eyes closed picked three names.....

So.... dear Carolyn of Love Stitching Red, lovely Emma of Silverpebble and fabulous Rebecka of Vintage Fairy Tales, please let me have your addresses!

Thank you everyone once again for joining in the fun, it has been really great.
Onto 'the makes' of this week....I have been mostly making needlecases. The one below has a silk screen printed birdy as the focal design and reverse ... a wire heart.

This is what the needlecase looks like opened up....

Then another needlecase, where I used a paper ephemera collage and copied onto cotton. The colours are so soft and muted and the birds....so pretty. The lace adds some great texture.
On the back...wire again, lots of lace, embroidery and of course, loads of buttons.
The inside is the same for both needlecases, don't you just love a bit of Liberty????

As you can see I have started to use fine wire in my work, lordy I love it. So I have also been mostly making Valentine cards. When I get bit by the bug, it's all or nothing here you know. So everything is being wired to an inch of it's life here!


I'm sure all you bloggers who don't reside in the UK must be a bit tired of us Brits going on about the snow! It has certainly been a shock here to have so much for so long. Sorry, but here is another snow picture. This is my garden studio, where I slip and slide to at every given moment...thankfully it's not too far from the house.
Thank you all once again for stopping by. x

51 comments:

Alexandra Mason said...

Beautiful Valentine cards and needlecases, love the use of wire x

JP said...

I just love the needlecases and the Valentines are cute - clever girl

ellinelle said...

..SO CUTE..amazing little things..xxx

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Viv Darling

What a star you are for pulling my name! I can't believe it! Oh wow! Goodness! Oh wow! I can't believe it!

Your brooches are so adorable. Oh I can't thank you enough! BIG HUGS AND BIG THANK YOU :o)

I am very happy this evening! I am a winner!

Lots of love
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Vintage Laura xx said...
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nellieandelsie said...

Recently discovered your blog and instantly fell in love with your work. I LOVE the needlecases. Just gorgeous.

Jess
xxx

Vintage Laura xx said...

Wow, lovely cards and needlecases Viv!!!

Laura x

P.S. Sorry to delete the last comment! I'd pressed enter too early so the comment only read "Wow, lo" haha!

amyrehnae said...

beautiful work, as always! oh, how i wish i could come and play with you in your darling little studio space! hope you can dig out soon! come on spring!!!

xoxo,
~amy

Tracy x said...

oh my, oh my, oh my... such beautiful makes..... i need to go now and count my pennies.... :)
hugs to you
t x

Serenata said...

I love your 'studio'. I might be getting one this year in the Spring, we're working out what to get and where to put it - I hope you don't mind me asking what what size is yours?

Lorraine

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Hi Viv, love your garden studio! The needle cases are so pretty - and useful too. Bye for now, Lesley

GardenofDaisies said...

Your needle cases and valentine cards are beautiful! And I really love your little green garden studio too.

Autumn Mist said...

Your needle cases are wonderful. I could imagine myself staring at them for hours, so much to take in! The snow is driving me mad, too.

Micki said...

conratulations to the lucky winners of your giveaway.

Your work is just divine,so much detail in those lovely needlecases and your wirework is so pretty!

Your studio looks wonderful too, i'm very jealous!

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Love the needlecases and you valentines cards are super.

am trying to persaude hubby at the moment that I need a building in the garden that looks a little like yours..wonderful even in the snow.

Debbie

Angela said...

Hi Viv
Georgeous needlecases! love your wire work too!
Personally I don't care if us Brits are raving on about this snow.
I LOVE IT !

dottydaisies said...

those needlecases are so beautiful - the wire adds a little extra something - very very clever x

Stephie @ narrative self said...

Ooh, what do you use to keep you warm in your studio? I think you NEED a woodburning stove! *falls into daydream of the perfect studio, just like yours!*

Jo said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!! Each time I visit here there is always something to delight! Your work is soooo delicate, nostalgic, charming and so, so pretty. And now we even get to see WHERE you work your magic too! ;0)
Thank you, Vic, for sharing so much with us.
Hugs xxxx

Andi's English Attic said...

Oh my, I LOVE your studio. I've got a shed that's sort of mine ie: I'm the only one who goes in there out of choice, but I'd love something like yours.
Fantastic needle cases. Really gorgeous. xx

Midsummer Stitches said...

Absolutely lovely work, your workroom does look lovely in this snow , dont know about you by mine is soooo cold...

mano said...

Especially I love the Valentine cards with the wire hearts, beautiful!

Mieke said...

So lovely!!!!

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Oh how lovely the cards are, I wish that Michael was a blogger so he would buy me one and not the usual high street rubbish! (he did make me one once, which I treasure) perhaps I should buy my own?!
Tracey

Sharon Lovejoy said...

and that "little studio" is where magic is created.

Thank you!

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

silverpebble said...

Oh oh oh squeeee! A birdy a birdy! Oh I have come over all silly and giddy! Thankyou so so much Viv. I am very very excited indeed! You KNOW how much a adore birds, and especially yours. I shall go now, before I embarrass myself further - heeeee!

Ali said...

Your wired valentines are gorgeous.

Clare said...

Viv I love the needlecases especially the second one its absolutely stunning..you clever thing you!

pebbledash said...

Really love the valentines, and the chicken brooches. Beautiful!

thevintagemagpie said...

NOOOOoooooooo! I've missed the giveaway.. well I've slapped my own wrists for being so slack on keeping up with the blogging world. Everything is totally scrumpdumptious. As Per Usual!
xxxx

Margaret said...

Beautiful needlecases Viv, lovely to see your birdie incorporated on the cover, just fab!
Totally gorgeous crafty cabin, you lucky gal! sigh... Mx

Cathy said...

Congrats to the lucky winners of your giveaway. Absolutely love your needlecases and valentine cards. So very pretty. That is a lovely little studio you have there too.

Sandra said...

Hello Viv,
really love all the pieces you make and the soft colours and photos in your work. You wrote in your blog that you printed straight onto cotton, is this via a printer? (I tried it once and it all got mangled in the back, not a good look!)Thanks for a great blog, Sandra

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Oh Viv, to have your very own little green house. looks snug and serene

xx
julie

soisses said...

the cards are really lovely...

i am a new reader, because i like your blog!

see you, dani

cocoa and blankets said...

I am so jealous of your studio it would be my dream to have a little place like that...you lucky lucky lady...and the needle cases...just wonderful Viv...I wouldnt know which to pick...have a good week...H

sarah-jane down the lane said...

More lovliness from you Viv!

your studio looks fab in the snow but do you have any heating in there? I have visions of you huddled up in blankets with your lacy fingerless gloves shivering over some tana lawn and buttons!

I am loving the needle cases, very very pretty indeed. I wish I could come and be your apprentice!

Sarah x

BusyLizzie said...

love the colour scheme on your garden studio! Thank you for the comment on my latest find... lizzie x

Fleur de Boheme said...

Oh no I missed your giveway!!! All the horse pooh shoveling made I didn´t manage to keep up with my favourite blogs ;-(

Thanks for your nice comment, and your needlecases are lovely! Have to check your shop soon! We still have snow too, but I think we´re more prepared and used to it here, and then...I´ve been living in Norway and Sweden for some years, so there I learned to handle the snow - especially during my years in Norway!

See you, Kirsten

Le Moulin Joly said...

I love your handmade works! And your adorable studio is my dream!!

Jackie said...

Lucky people.
Clever you.
x

mimilove forever said...

Gerroffa my cloud! (Are we still playing?!) x;0)
Top notch old fruit!
xx

Mojojojo said...

I am in love with your crafts! Such great ideas.

Cowboys and Custard said...

Why oh why did I miss out on your last blog post... I am kicking myself hard in the shins for being so slack!

I cannot fault your beautiful latest creations.. they just get better and better.. and I am in love with your wire hearts.. Bellissimo!

MX

mrs jevs said...

Spot on Viv! Love the wire. Hearts, birds, flowers - ah Spring! (soon)

sobinique said...

Your work is beautiful!

I would love to have a little garden studio like yours! It looks like a great place to work in!

Hoola Tallulah said...

oh oh oh your garden studio looks picture perfect, I want in!

Your work is lovely as always <3

alcoholinky said...

ooh, just discovered your blog. what a treasure. I hope to be back for more soon!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Hello dearest!

I absolutely love my birdie
Thank you so much ♥

Becca said...

I never get tired of seeing photos of where you live! Love your blog and your needlework! Rebecca

Mrs Moen said...

I wish I had found your blog sooner; these are the cutest brooches I have ever seen!