Wednesday, 6 October 2010

into the light of the dark black night...

Hello!
Well, it has once again been a real pleasure to receive all of the lovely comments...thank you so much.
Just a couple of 'makes' to show you today:
I know I shouldn't say this, but I am really pleased with this little book :-) The outer cover is vtg French linen, lined with Liberty. I have obviously free machined stitched the bird over a piece paper from an old recipe book. The papers inside are all from my collection of found and purchased papers i.e. card stock, tracing paper, paper doilies, map, ledger paper, handmade paper. All stitched inside this little book. It is really the same sort of design and size as my needle cases. I attached a length of old bias tape too for a book mark!





I have also made another Cuff. This one being a little wider than the last piece I made. This particular Cuff has the addition of a very special ceramic handmade/painted button, by the incredibly talented juliewhitmore I am a great admirer of Julie's beautiful and desirable work, her blog too.




Well that's me for today, thank you so much for stopping by. x

34 comments:

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh I love them both! The book is amazing and I really want to learn how to free-hand machine embroidery..but first I guess I'd need a good machine :-)

Love your whimsy and spirit I see in all your work..keep on inspiring us!

Gina said...

What a delightful little book. Love the bird on the cover.

Magic Bean said...

Me oh my what gorgeousness. Am going to dream of that wee book with all its hotchpotch pages tonight... Ax

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Gorgeous makes. Love the birdy book cover. Hope you arn't overdoing things hun! xo

Julia said...

My goodness you are clever! I love the sketchy feel you have to your work with your gorgeous birds, the book is beautiful, and the cuff is beyond words!! Thank you for the inspiration!

Love Julia x x x

andrea said...

oh my goodness they're both so lovely!!

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

OH VIV!
Your last post was really a lovely surprise!
I´m so proud to be represented in your studio/work space!THANK YOU!!!!
It´s an honor for me, and The Skating Monkey!
I will send you my new invitation cards!
I also loved Linda´s comment, she is a dear friend of mine!!
I really love your new cuffs, with one of those on your arm you don´t have to wear any other clothes;)

Get well soon
lots of LOVE
Becky

A Blessed Life said...

Hi Viv, your little book is just delightful I can imagine the owner just looking at it all the time and he uffs are unique.You have lovely ideas and so generous to share them,Beckies comment made me smile although it absolutely true I do not think it would work in my case lol .Lovely Viv thanks again.Carole xx

All things nice... said...

Wow Viv, what a beautiful note booklet you made so so pretty :) Love the wee bird too. Keep up the good work. I love looking at your creations.

All things nice...

Greedy Nan said...

The book is absolutely delightful! I particularly like the attention you've given to the inner pages - so often forgotten with all the work that's been done on the exterior and using 'found' objects makes it much more special.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

My button is busting with pride to be on such a work of art.
Such wonderful stitches and colors, distinctly you.
xx

Sweet Birdy Love said...

Hey Viv, love the little book, Birdy Love, Sweet.
Great new cuff, Julie's button finishes it off nicely.
Thanks for dropping by my blog, hope you enjoyed your visit.
Rain storm last night, blue skies this morning, I love Spring.

Sheep Rustler said...

Your birdies are so cute :) and I love the cuff. I have tried making cuffs but they are not comfortable, looking at yours I think I need to make them more puffy and soft and luxurious.

JANE said...

Viv, your creativity is breathtaking in its beauty. Bravo you. I adore the book in particular. I would love to start sewing. What machine do you use? I'd love to know. J x

Heidi said...

Viv! Love love your new things! Your talent never ceases to amaze me! Now I need to go bak and do some more reading and catch up on all your doings!
:)Heidi

Life In a Little House said...

Your work is beautiful i just stumbled on to your blog....I look forward to seeing your creations I love to craft as well ~Heather

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Love your birdy love as I love birdies - great work.

Emma Thomsen said...

The book is absolutely adorable and the cuff is fab! Is this your mojo on the return? ;)

Cowboys and Custard said...

One of my favourite songs Viv.. and one of my favourite artists to go with it!
Perfick!

MXXX

kittykittybowwow said...

Good Morning,
just found your blog and love love your work I toooo am a great fan of Julie whitmore pottery..
what a delight..love the birdy..take care rm xx

Susan said...

I love the cloth book with the little bird - I can almost hear him singing!

blue sky butterfly studio said...

love your book with it's mismatched pages, it's really rather fancy!

jenny elkins said...

Viv- a clean studio and your mojo returning is HUGE! I have been listing on etsy like crazy everyday. Only 3 sales with this new batch so far but I am on a roll. I have a buch of work that I need to sell so I can move on. Glad you are posting on FB I think there is a space where you can add a thumbnail when you post from your blog as well. Have a great week! jenny

SofiNos Designs said...

I love this little book! I think I'm quickly becoming a new vintage junkie, lol.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i just love your work!

Vintage Tea Time said...

That little book is fabulous! And the cuffs are such a clever idea!

Lisa said...

so clever!! just love the colors you choose.. so cheery!

You inspire me ~ talented lady!!!

Debbie said...

Hi Viv-what a beautiful blog and it's treasures therein!! I got onto your blog via Jacinta's from Australia which is where I'm from too. The Liberty samples are just divine-as you say it's crazy how fabric can make us swoon!! I have been known to keep patchwork fabrics that i'm particularly fond of on my bedside table!! All the best,Debbie

Cakey(^-^*)/コンチャ! said...

What a beautiful blog you have here! So glad I stumbled across it! I look forward to your next post :) xxx

Núria said...

Hi Vid!
I'm from Spain, my english is very bad but I will try to explain it :)
If you don't understand me right please tell me and I ask to someone who know english.

I want buy the little book with the bird.
If you can explain me please, my email is fuoco_amore@hotmail.es
a lot of thanks!

Lei said...

Totally love your 'birdy love' book. Makes me want to make one myself. And your new cuff is just adorable.

Thank you for your inspirations. Aloha!

Shannon Fricke said...

How talented you are! lovely blog.

Anonymous said...

Read your article on Keepsake Boxes in Somerset Life. Beautiful!! This lead me to your blog, also beautiful!!!! I could not find an Email so I'm posting hoping u will check in. I would love to make a box 4 my brand new grand daughter w some of our family paper stash. Is there a source for the lovely white boxes?
ddolan4@comcast.net
dd

Claire Gale said...

wow that book is just so cute, i love it. i've just been playing with abit of free motion sewing recently. i think i need more practice!!!! beautiful blog:)