Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year!

I hope that you have enjoyed the festive season.

I have had a brilliant year creatively speaking and enjoyed every stitch.
Thank you to all my friends for your kindness and support over the last year.
As a small gesture of my gratitude, I will be offering a 'giveaway' which I will post within the next couple of days.

I would like to wish you a very happy new year.
May all your dreams come true.
Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Fly away Peter, fly away Paul...

Two little birdies
sitting on a wall...

one named Peter...

one named Paul...

 No...I haven't been at the cooking sherry!  
Just wanted to show you my new design, Peter and Paul birdies.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Round, like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel...

The Windmills of your mind Performed by Noel Harrison

xThank you so much for all your kind comments left on my previous post.x
I have had a lovely couple of surprises just lately.  

Firstly, back in October rebecca from poshyarns asked if I could submit a couple of images for possible inclusion in an article 'What's on the Web', she was writing for Handmade Living.
I share the article with seedsandstitches and jessieandbuddugtheshop .

 I also received a copy of Sew Somerset and towards the back ...
a small feature about one of my needlecases.

I am a very lucky girl.
I have spent today updating Folksy, Etsy and madebyhandonline.
All my shops can be found at the top under the header, if you fancy a butchers.

Hand stitched necklace, made from antique Parisian velvet millinery leaves and American softly, worn, torn Suffolk Puffs.   
The necklace is shown here on a very small Form.


Over the last ten years or so, as a mum of two growing girls, I could and still now, never wholly rely on going to my cosmetics and finding it all there.   Nothing is sacred....tweezers, mascara, hair brush, straighteners...oh the list goes on and on.   I'm sure many of you will understand this phenomena.   So I thought that this little zipped purse/cosmetics pouch might make things perfectly clear. 
Back of purse
Front of purse
 Two handbags with long handles for wearing across the body.

Finally onto a pattern I bought from this sublime Hay-on-Wye Drapers merchant and mills.
They have a core collection of dress patterns, fabrics and notions.  
The patterns are a thing of beauty, made of card.  
Simple and beautiful.
So here is my pattern for the Trapeze dress.  
I have ordered my pure wool suiting fabric from eBay and I will show you the mess I make of it,
when completed.
I can put a bag and a purse together, but a dress is another matter.
Wish me luck, I may be gone some time!

I had a fabulous day at the V&H Fair.  
Thank you so much to everyone who came along and supported Hen's Teeth...
a day to remember.
Thanks for stopping by. x

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Someday you might find your hero, some say you might lose your mind...

Noel Gallagher - What a life
I think my all time favourite subject to study and draw are
Infinate shapes, sizes, colours, textures and personalities
stirs the imagination.

Elongated bodies...

Dingly dangly legs

Thoughts for embellishing handbags and purses...

and maybe into a mixed media piece...

or a zipped purse...

but then 'Dirk the Dog' sneaks back every now and again...
Front and back of gadget case...

I am working very hard towards building stock for vintageandhandmade fair, 3rd December...

Textile heart brooches a plenty...

and more brooches made from old kid leather gloves...

Well, I still have lots to do and ideas to make.
Hope to see you there.
Thank you very much for stopping by. x

Monday, 14 November 2011

I feel love for the first time and I know that it's true, I can tell by the look in your eyes...


I visited thecountryliving Fair at Islington, London for the first time yesterday.
Just in case you have never been, here are a few pics...
Met up with friend Jacquie (Kittys).  
Here is the lovely lady herself, in front of her stand.

Totally in love with the original 50's/60's kitchen cabinets,
sold the first day!
Another lovely lady janconstantine  and her fabulous embroidered cushions and hangings.

Gorgeous, gorgeous things to you would expect.

The sublime carolinezoob

Views across the fair...

 A really great day.
Jacquie is now on her way to have a stand at the Glasgow Country Living Fair.
I don't know how she does it, as my legs were having trouble coping with a one day visit!
I suppose I spend too much time on my honed and toned, dimple free derriere
(ahem, well I can dream),
making the likes of these ...

All made with beautiful handmade fabrics, Liberty Lawns and vtg materials.
Have a great week...
Thank you so much for stopping by. x