Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings to you my friends.
I haven't really been getting out much just lately :-) a combination of feeling crappy and the harsh winter weather. So my blog has become a little samey and rather boring, I feel....apologies, I am hoping to do something about that over the next few weeks but in the meantime, I wanted to show you this week's makes...
Lovely, lovely old envelope dated, I think, 1968. The colour mix and serious portraits of the stamps alongside a 1960's illustrated trumpeting angel is just so pleasing ... I have added lots of ephemera and textured hand embroidery too.

Then onto this little sweetie. It is soooo tiny, 3" across and dated 1952. I have applied a silk picture of one of my vtg doggies and you know the rest.

In the mood for making heart shaped brooches too...just as a matter of interest, the silk flowery background is a copy of a piece of 1930's Liberty silk. I have added vtg map and French floral fabric for lots of textural goodness :-)

Quite honestly, all I want to do at the mo, is make these needlecases ... sad, I know!




Last Sunday, someone played a cruel trick and another birthday came around! The years are whizzing round at what seems to be top speed, scary, really scary.
Anyroadup, the current husband knows me well enough to know that buying me this abbottandellwood brooch would make me happy, and indeed it did. Check out their web site. Desirable, quirky and just damn fabulous work.
Thought I would throw in a few pics of the old decs...







Well, that's me for now... I would like to wish you the happiest of holidays, a beautifully peaceful and joyous Christmas and the best of new years.
Thank you so much to everyone for their support all through the year. Every single comment has been so very much appreciated. Thank you to lurkers for regularly reading and for all Followers too.
All my love
viv xxx

41 comments:

Pam J fromthecraftroom said...

Happy Christmas to you sweet Viv,
I hope all your wishes come true in the new your,

Hugs Pam x

Vintage Tea Time said...

Your work is fantastic - really beautiful. Love the needle cases. Hope you have a lovely, relaxing Christmas! Abby

Gina said...

Happy Christmas Viv.

julie Haymaker thompson said...

I am never bored looking the beauty you create

Jacqueline Taylor said...

Your blog is not boring! Absolutely beautiful images as usual - a total feast for the eyes, but I wouldn't expect anything else! Happy Birthday for last week and hope you have an inspired and restful christmas! x x x

Gunnels blog said...

Beautiful things as usaul !
Happy Christmas Viv !

BusyLizzie said...

Gorgeous post as usual.. your blog is NOT boring, I love it! Happy Christmas to you & yours!!! Lizzie xx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Don't apologise for your blog, I always love to look at the things you have made and read about them. Fab makes as usual, so pretty.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh my goodness! Such lovely creations! And I understand your weather is far worse that it has been, correct? Take extra special care and stay warm & safe! Happy Christmas to you from snowy Utah!

meplusmolly said...

Gorgeous as always Viv. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas indeed, all the best for 2011 :) x

A Blessed Life said...

Hi Viv , as usual your blog and its lovelies are just wonderful,you inspire us all to get cracking,have a wonderful Christmas and hope you keep warm.Carole xx

Amy said...

Love your makes. What a great idea with the envelopes x

Cherry Ann Art said...

Love the needle cases I can see why you don't want to stop making them !!

Twiglet said...

Keep making the little needle cases - they are lovely. Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year - x Jo

artymess said...

Happy Christmas and that heart brooch is adorable.........x

The Cloth Shed said...

Happy holidays Viv...
Your blog is NOT boring, I really enjoy looking at all your new makes.
Julie x
Thank you for the link to Abbottand ellwood.... what amazing work.
That brooch is so quirky, love it.

Letticeleaf said...

Oh Mini Masterpiece Maker I grovel at your tootsies. Be of good cheer Viv. LLX

JANE said...

Oh, Viv! You have been creating more gorgeousness, you clever thing. I adore it all! With my passions for all things handwritten and stationery, the envelopes make me melt.

And then the needlecases make me swoon, the one with the green button in particular, with one of my favourite Liberty fabrics and the map. Oh, glory be!

They are all absolutely stunning, Viv, and how you manage to create these pretties with your painful condition, operation or not, is amazing. Take a bow, my lovely friend!

Oh, and I adore your blog's new look. Gee, you've been a busy bee ☺.

Have a fabulous Christmas, Viv. I'm so delighted to have found you this year. Hugs from sunshiney Hobart to your snowbound Kingdom! J x

fibrefrolics said...

I love reading your blog Viv.Always full of interesting goodies!Look forward to reading lots of your lovely posts in the coming year. Have a wonderful, peaceful Christmas and hope the coming year is filled with everything you wish for.
Penny

Kayla coo said...

Have a fab Christmas and keep warm!
M x

Cowboys and Custard said...

There is absolutely nothing boring or samey about your blog Viv...nor could there ever be. You always deliver the most delicious morsels! I can see I am going to have to have a few stern words with you my friend..but I'll go easy on you for now, seeing as it is the festive season.
Much love to you and yours this Christmas.
Michele xx

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Love your new work, Viv and your birthday present too. Merry Christmas!
xx
julie

Katie said...

As ever, you're blog is an absolute joy (I won't hear a word about it being samey, it's just not true!) Have a fabulous Christmas and here's wishing you the best of new years, Katie x

Anonymous said...

Your work is just stunning. Happy Xmas. Fiona x

Madeline said...

Your decs are looking very pretty and I love the new envelopes. Have a very lovely Christmas.

Madeline x

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Sharon Lovejoy said...

Dear Viv,

Just wanted to send along a hug and wishes for a joyous holiday for you and yours.

You KNOW I love everything you pictured-the brooches, the needlecases, ooooh la la. The best!

Thank you again for sending along those fabulous pics. Such talents abound.

Love to you,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes From Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Ticking stripes said...

Happy Christmas Viv.Hoping you feel better soon. I'm off to church with vintage walking stick having sprained my ankle when hugging teh road!. Snow laffing matter!

Kate said...

Santa Claus is alive and well in the hearts of children who believe all around the world. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy.

~Happy Christmas and Merry New Year from our family to you and yours

Candy Pop said...

I have only just found you and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your textile peices. I will have to buy one in 2011!

Merry Christmas! :)

FryeStyle said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year wishes to you Viv!

The Happy Apple said...

Just popped by to wish you all the very best for 2011. I lurk, but enjoy reading your blog!

Kate said...

Cheers to 2011 bringing you good health, laughter, peace, love and more happiness than your heart can hold!

ladybug said...

Those are adorable little needle cases! What fun!!

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Happy Birthday, Christmas and New Year to you beauty!
Sorry I am in a permanent state of scatterbrainness at the moment cant seem to get to anything for any length of time, so sorry I missed your birthday, I am sure it was gorgeous.
Love for 2011,

Sarah xXx

TheVintageMagpie said...

I am totally in love with your vintage images of the dog and rabbit - oh so cute! Hope you and yours had a wonderful christmas and have a prosperous and peaceful new year! give that lovely doggie of yours a big kiss from me xx

Cathy said...

Your makes are always gorgeous and well received. Lucky you getting an Abbott and Ellwood brooch. I love their work. Quirky and beautiful. Happy New Year to you.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Here I am checking up on you again.

Dear Viv-hope that you are not ill?

Love,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

sharon said...

So glad I found you! Your blog and creations are beautiful! I am in love with the needle cases! Hope you are doing well!

Susy said...

Hello, nice to meet you, really I am
often to visit your blog, I like
your creations are very colorful and imaginative.
As you saw from my blog and I love England
I think I saw you at the fair in Chipping Sodbury
in May 2010, I think to come in April, will come to
say goodbye.
See you soon SUSY

Letticeleaf said...

Where are you Viv? I'm missing you. LLX