Sunday, 7 March 2010

Picture yourself in a boat on a river....

Just a short little post this week, as not much to report. The week has flown in a blur of work, backward and forwarding to work and then the usual stuff 'n' housework but it has all been much more pleasant to join the rat race of late because, as we all know.... Spring is coming, slowly but surely and I for one are so happy. For me, as I remember saying this time last year, it's like emerging from a long dark tunnel into the light. Thankful sigh!

Changing the subject, we went to the flicks in the week and saw Avatar. Not only did we see Avatar but we saw it in 3D!!! Wow! Although, there was a lot of beasty and avatar/human fighting, it was so glorious and beautiful. Like the most colourful mixture of all the most exquisite things a mind could imagine. I did enjoy losing myself in such a glorious film for a couple of hours.

And...onto this weeks' makes. Again, not much to report really but I do love playing with this lot...
Sweet little bird pendant...

and another tin. I didn't embellish the front of this little tin, as I adore the wording 'Victoria Tasteless Stamp Mounts'.
and inside...another garden themed double trouble embroidered collage.
Thank you so much for all your kind comments and for stopping by. x

35 comments:

Micki said...

Love your little collage, so pretty!
Avatar is a fabulous film I loved every minute of it and the 3D was excellent!!


Micki x

Jennifer said...

Beautiful pendant, and gorgeous tin, well done.

Diva Kreszl said...

I love both pieces, they are just darling! haven't seen Avatar yet but heard it was great.

Victoria said...

beautiful new work, and hooray for spring! it got into the 50's today, and words cannot express how good the sun and the air felt to me!

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

I still haven't seen Avatar, I really must. I love your tins, they are so special, they look like you should find old threepenny bits in them (showing my age!).

Angela said...

I went to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D yesterday, my first experience of a 3D film. It was brilliant, now am seriously wishing I'd seen Avatar too.
Angela x

twiggypeasticks said...

Lovely makes !!
Twiggy x

Clare said...

Lovely stuff as always! I saw a whole bank of snowdrops today..hurrah for the spring!

lilylovekin said...

Love your little tins they are so cute. And I loved Avatar also, I to lost my self in the beautiful world for the 2-3 hours that it was on the screen.

andrea creates said...

I just love your work :)
Lovely pendant and tin!
Beautiful :)

vintage flair1 said...

I love the gorgeous little Tin!
Haven't seen Avatar yet, but also heard it was good.
Bridie x

julie Haymaker thompson said...

How sweet all these little lovelies I have not seen Avatar yet !

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your necklace is so spring-like and sweet. Love the little collage in the tin. A friend just gave me a tin of Altoids dark chocolate mints. I might have to give it a makeover when all the little tasty bits are gone. Thanks for inspiring! Have a beautiful week. Tammy

Julia-Rose said...

I love your tins. Each and every one I see takes my breath away. Those dainty sewn flowers are always my favorites :) Thanks for sharing!

BusyLizzie said...

with tangerine trees & marmalade skies? (am I right!) Beautiful work as always.. hope you do well at Stroud. Sadly I won't be there this time. Lizzie x

a mermaids purse said...

beautiful tin with inner embroidery and lovely garden feel ;0) stunning as always and the sweet pendent with birds and beads.
yes my mum went to see avatar and she's in her 60's and couldnt get over the film she thought it was fab!!...think i'll have to wait for the dvd ;0)xxxx

Margaret said...

Is there no end to your wonderful talent? you really can turn your hand to anything. Beautiful pendant, so delicate! and I love the tin.
I saw Avatar and the sound was so loud it came up through my feet rather than in through my ears, I really thought I was going to have heart failure! Mx

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

... with tangerine trees and marmalade skies ... although I always sing "tangerine dreams" for some reason ...


lovely lovely tins esp. the tasteless one ;o)

Have a lovely week xoxoxo

JP said...

love the collage

Alexandra Mason said...

Love your tin collage. I haven't seen Avatar yet i can't wait i have been meaning to go since it came out, it will be on dvd if i don't hurry up. Have a lovely week xx

Lisa said...

You are such an inspiration!!! Thank you for sharing yourself with us all!

Love the beading!!!

tWeeT tWeeT ~@~ happy spring ...almost!

The Flower Garden said...

The tin is exquisite. Better not to embellish the outside then the inside is even more of a surprise.

The bird song is a nice touch, it put me in the garden rather than in a boat though.

Jo

Kayla coo said...

Hi Viv,
Thanks for the link to the Ludlow fair,I hope I can make a visit.
Love your little tins.xx

JuicyFig said...

I MUST get to the cinema soon - Can't remember the last film I went to see!

Love the collage!
Kath
x

Country Cottage Chic said...

The necklace is gorgeous Viv!
My daughter & I want to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D - bet it's lots of fun!

Jayne

Anonymous said...

You are just far too clever. I love that tin 'tasteless' how funny! And your beautiful work inside. Oh, and I need one of those pendants too... ! xx

The Vintage Magpie said...

oh poo... that was me earlier.

Jo said...

Awww these are gorgeous, Viv. Despite the pain and heartache, its good to see that you are managing to be creative again. I've always found it to be soooo healing.
Just to let you know, I'm having a give-away over on my blog right now of one of my orchid pendants - would be great if you could stop by and enter.
Kind regards
Jo xx

http://tanglefrost.blogspot.com

sarah-jane down the lane said...

How much fun is playing with tins? Divine as ever.
Hope you have a lovely Mother's day and are spoilt rotten,

Sarah x

The Fairy Tale Maker said...

Gorgeous work as always Viv. Evie and I went to the pictures last night. It was a toss up between Avatar and Alice in Wonderland. Alice won but would still like to see Avatar. xx

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Hi Viv - you're such a busy bee. I just love your embroidered tin interior! Bye for now, Lesley
PS I saw 'Alice in Wonderland' in 3D at the Odeon in Leicester Square. Great visual effects, with a good bit of the filming having taken place in Cornwall, at Antony House and Charlestown Harbour. Bfn, Lesley

Lucy Bloom said...

These are exquisite, Viv! Thanks for the info about the Ludlow event - Kirstie has sent me an invitation but sadly I can't make it - looks to be a wonderful day though. I wish there were 48 hours in a day and 14 days in a week!

Jo said...

Hi Viv, just to let you know that you are a very 'worthy' winner of my blog's give-away: one of my orchid pendants. I've just sent an email and would be very grateful if you could let me have your postal address. Many thanks and congratulations too!
Hugs xx

Cathy said...

Some gorgeous beads you have there and that tin is very funny. I have heard so many good reports of Avatar. Sounds like something I should be seeing.

Fleur de Boheme said...

Hi Viv, thank you for stopping by and for the good wishes for Frasse, but unfortunately he is terminally ill and has not much time left so we are very sad and down at the moment as he has been a dear companion for so many years... But you´ve just been through all this, so you know how we feel.

Your necklace + tin are lovely, you make such gorgeous stuff - I love visiting your blog!

Take care and enjoy spring, we´re a couple of weeks behind here but I can´t wait and I feel it in the air, too.

Bye Kirsten