Wednesday, 16 June 2010

who will tie it up with a ribbon and put it in a box for me....

I have been working at finishing off pieces started whilst on my jollies and today I have been mostly uploading onto Etsy...such joy...I do adore Etsy and it's little uploading 'isms'. Anyway, I am in danger of starting to moan here ... so here are a few pieces, all now installed in Etsyland.
Needlecase, sold, screen printed with my bird drawing and Liberty Lawned and embroidered to within an inch of it's life. A drawstring Dorothy Bag made from the most exquisite French vintage linen...even has a little hand darned area. Embellished with a fine piece of vintage French embroidery, finished with a stonkingly gorgeous and very old mother of pearl button.
Then onto a little envelope...lovingly embellished.

Millie Mouse brooch, wearing her finest pinny.

And last but not least for today's gratuitious sales promotion .... a coin purse, sold, which fits perfectly into the hand, just right for one's pennies and perhaps a lippy.

I have two lovely Fairs where I will have a stand coming up in the none too distant.
Firstly there will be the second LOVE Ludlow's Own Vintage Event. Ludlow, Shropshire. This is such a great Fair, specialising in textiles, clothing and makers.
Then there is vintageandhandmade Textile Fair. Looking forward very much to this new event that Jayne and Michele have worked so hard to establish.
If you check out their blog Jayne and Michele have raised an issue and I hope you don't mind me having a small rant here.... there are some fabulous Fairs springing up all over the UK. Thanks to Jayne and Michele's influence. This is great for all who appreciate the opportunity to sell and buy handmade and vintage. But pleeease....if you are going to organise one of these Fairs in your locality, have the decency to come up with an original name and not call your fair 'Vintage and Handmade'.....some original thinking may be required at some point!
Phew...that's better!
Thank you so much to everyone who have left a comments. I am so happy to receive such lovely, kind words.
Thanks for stopping by. x

23 comments:

Cathy said...

Gorgeous embroidery as always. I love your little needlecase bird. Off to check out the links to the fairs. They always have lovely things to show.

Miek said...

I love your work .It is always so typecally you.

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

Beautiful work and also very cute!

libbyquilter said...

such cute bits~!!~ just love your whimsical style~!~

:-)
libbyQ

Cowboys and Custard said...

C'est formidable mon amie!
Thank you for the solidarity Viv..

MX

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hello Darlink,

Liberty lovage here! I do agree with you about the lack of originality in devising names, that's all part of the fun isn't it?

Now as for you gorgeous new goodies DIVINE as usual! I have been meaning to send you an e-mail and one of these days I will actually do it!!!!

Happy summer days to you Viv,

Love Sarah x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Gorgeous goodies as always - I use my lovely purse all the time!
Thanks for your unfailing support Viv!
So looking forward to the new fair.
Jayne

pussman said...

Oh, I am pleased to have discovered your blog today!
I bought your lovely needlecase on etsy and I hope it gets here soon!
Bye
XX

Twiglet said...

Beautiful work - will try to pop over to Ludlow on the 26th!

Tina Gilmore said...

Hi Viv, thanks for your lovely comment, would love to pop and see you again at ludlow. Lovely work as usual your purses are so beautiful.

A Time to Dance said...

ooh shropshire, I have always wanted to go there since I was a child and read Malcome Saville..I love the purse, is it a sort of oil cloth material...I would love one to add to my collection, I have them all on display on my fireplace....love H your biggest fan

Corinne Phillips said...

Oh Viv These are gorgeous - your work just keeps getter better. I love the silk screen printing. Well done.

jane and the happy crow said...

Lovely as ever, know what you mean about etsy, thats why my shop is always empty! Good for you putting the bit about fairs, I think Michele and Jayne do not get enough credit for what they have started! I cannot email you from Devon, did get yours and will reply when I get home. Good luck with the V&H textile sure you will sell lots of your beautiful stuff. Lots love Jane xx

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your embroidery work is exquisite and I just adore those altered envelopes. The blending of the old and new is just beautiful. Wishing all the best at those upcoming fairs. :) Tammy

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

Love your 'vintage and handmade' fayre; aaargh! hahaha that's not funny at all Linda...

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Well said re the Vintage & Handmade, Viv. Have left a message on the blog.

Super embroidery as ever - am hoping that I might be able to pop in to Chipping Sodbury on the way back from Northants on 3 July. I'll have Mum with me and she'll love having the opportunity of putting faces to all the names I've mentioned and gorgeous items I've shown her.

Sue xx

Clare said...

Lovely things as always Viv! Agree about the naming...Liz and I thought long and hard ( and googled!) before deciding on ours and Jayne and Michele have been such an inspiration.

Joy said...

Your creations are incredible, orginal, and charming! I love them!

JuicyFig said...

You have to get it off your chest sometimes! lovely work - I love how delicate it all looks.

Kath
x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

I have just come across your blog and it is just soooo gorgeous xx

grrl + dog said...

just wiping the drool off here....

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

Love bunny! and coin purse too; nothing wrong with a dose of gratuitous selling me thinks... Happy creating/selling; Linda.

BumbleVee said...

awww.... Millie Mouse is sooo cute....