Friday, 3 December 2010

Brrrrrrrr

Hello!
Well, back in beautiful October, had anyone suggested that the UK would have snow fall such as the one we are experiencing, we would have had a little snigger!
I took these photos this morning when my two little quadruped friends and I went for a breath of verrrrry fresh air.



All the extremities were pretty frozen within ten minutes, so gorgeous as the sparkling snow and ice, sunshine and blue sky was...I quickly retreated to the warmth of the fireside with a very large cup of caffiene and a mince pie...last thing on earth I should be indulging in, but what the heck!
My Mum has dealt in antiques and bric a brac for 25 years and I have been lucky enough to relieve her of a few lovely things down the years...one of which is this little, old and worn bunny. I love her so much, she is so sweet and friendly, I have spoken about her before. Here she is, on the front of two needlecases...
Front...
Back...
Opened out...
Inside is new Liberty Tana Lawn...

And the other...she wanted a photo of her profile, to show off her cute little tail!Back...
Opened out...
Lots of texture, loose threads etc....
I recently purchased larger purse frames, so these purses are almost clutch bag size...
This beautiful child is taken from a very old French photograph....She has a large silk bow in her hair and is holding full blown roses in the photograph. I have transferred part of the picture onto cream fabric and embellished with old millinery flowers, embroidery and made it into a sweet little brooch.
All in Etsyland.
Well, that's me done for today.
Once again and I know I say it every post, but thank you to everyone for commenting, new Followers and for stopping by. x

30 comments:

marigold jam said...

Lovely especially the last little photo.

Jane

Letticeleaf said...

I love you and hate you in equal measures!
I love you for the fabuloso things you make, even your photo's are sooo artistical. And I hate you for the same reason. My head is full of things I want to make, however I don't have the skills to execute my dreams and schemes. I visit your wonderful blog and realise that a cat can look at a queen. Looking on the bright side we do have something in common - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome! Keep doing what you're doing - I applaud you! LLX

Letticeleaf said...

Viv, One other thing we have in common - an ancient rabbit, mine's called Peter's rabbit, he was featured in my 11 September blog. He belonged to my long dead cousin Peter and as you will see he is still in deep mourning. Keep warm lassie, LLX

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

snow here in france too so no brocantes this weekend darn! still sometimes good to do very little, although looks like you have been busy with bunny! so cute...

Wipso said...

More beautiful creations to show us today. What talent you have.
A x

Tracy Lorna Nors said...

Awe, the bunny is so cute viv! and I love the cobweb.
Thanks so much for your lovely message recently. Kirsten and I had a great time catching up. xxx

nina said...

i am in love with your work, so much. and now, mr. bunny shall be mine! xo

Vintage Tea Time said...

Wow - beautiful photos. And your makes are fantastic! You are so talented!

Lisa said...

I am amazed at your snowy cold.. We are unusually cold here. Lovely shot of the spider web.. enchanting.
Love your handy-work.. so charming!!!!!

JANE said...

Now, Viv, is this how you are using your vintage Liberty stash? Or is this fabric a new purchase? J x

Tina Gilmore said...

Gorgeous photographs Viv, and that bunny is so cute, loving your new larger purses too. Can't believe how cold it is, you're very brave venturing out. Keep warm. xx

Cakey(^-^*)/コンチャ! said...

What lovely photos of the frosty weather! The snow here in Norwich is gorgeous - everywhere looks white and frostier than a big Pannetone!

And.. what a beautiful little bunny!
xxx

Andi's English Attic said...

Cobwebs can look so beautiful in the cold weather.
I was remarking to a friend that I couldn't remember the last time we had snow before Christmas. Apparently we had some LAST YEAR! My memory is going...going... xx

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Viv, the photos taken during your morning walk are absolutely stunning. Have a good Sunday. x

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

I love my oversized purse & your pictures!
keep warm
T X

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JP said...

love the bunnt and I love using my birdy needle case i got from you

Cowboys and Custard said...

Oh you wicked temptress you!
You know how my heart beats when I see a vintage bunny and to incorporate it into your work is sheer genius!
Love that little girl lost brooch too.
Sigh.
Michele x

Corinne Phillips said...

Everything does LOOK extremely pretty at the moment doesn't it? (Including your beautiful work!)

A Time to Dance said...

Hi Sweetie, I though I had commented on this post...oops...how are you old bean...keep thinking about you...love your latest creations...you are sooooo clever...the bunny is so sweet

blue sky butterfly studio said...

So gorgeous, you have such a talent.

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Viv, there's a giveaway on my blog now, so please come on over. Lesley

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Well you KNOW I love everything you create, but I especially love the new size clutch purse. Yummy.

The photo of the spider web is STUNNING!

All joys to you-keep warm,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Cathy said...

Lovely frosty photos and such gorgeous embroidered items.

Amy said...

the bag and needle cases are beautiful x

BusyLizzie said...

Quite beautiful creations as always!
Keep well and warm.. Lizzie xxxx

home made gorgeous said...

Hi Viv, I've just come accross your blog and just wanted to say how fab it is and I love all your creations on here! The little bunny is so so cute :) Sarah

Irma said...

AMAZING work! your bunny needle case made my heart beat faster....gorgeous work, and I'll be following your blog ;)

Serendipitychild said...

wow such a beautiful needle case, I love it, especially the bunny photo. Beautiful photos of the snow too, it really feels like christmas now.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Dear Viv, such a beautiful post full of the loveliest things. Love your frosty photos and that bunny is so cute! Thank you so much for your very lovely vintage Christmas card received today. I love it! I hope you have a wonderful, magical Christmas. Lots of love, Carolyn xx