Sunday, 13 February 2011

Pardon the way that I stare, there's nothing else to compare...

How I relish early to mid 1900's children's illustration. One of the and my, all time favourites Mabel Lucie Attwell. It's the Boo Boos! I was very lucky to have the best part of this 1918 Fairyland book, sent to me as a gift. It made my day. Each of these drawings had been beautiful coloured in by a little darling, some time ago. Fortunately, I was able to get an erasure and clean them up. Thank you Tracey. x
Oh, look at those bunnies!
This has to be the most darling of pictures ever drawn!
Makes me want to colour them in!
Speaking of gifts, this unexpected delight came in the post this last week too, from my dear friend michele ... she knows I have the needle felting 'bug'...
Onto Betty Bunny...
I made her a little felt pinny. She is a sweet, fluffy little thing.
On my travels this week, I couldn't resist this book...
It has lots of pictures of dogs,
which inspired me to make this...
meet Doug. Doug the Dog, I just like saying that!

He has a charming little gingham scarf with a bell attached.
So, as you can see, I am needle felting for Britain. Not sure how long it will last, but I am enjoying the challenge while it lasts.
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And finally, both my etsy and madebyhandonline shops are well stocked at the mo, if you fancy taking a look.


Thank you so much for all of your encouraging and very lovely comments. So very much appreciated.
Thanks for stopping by. x

26 comments:

A still small voice said...

Oh Viv you are tempting me...you are so clever...I love your needlefelting...I had a go last year and it is addictive...

Carrie said...

Absolutely love Doug, he has a naughty twinkle in his eyes!

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Hi Viv
I love it all, I wish I could make a tiny percentage of what you can do.
I am soooooo glad that you liked the book.
T X

Donna ~ Love.Hope.Craft said...

Your needle felting is FANTASTIC! I love 'em :0)

Have a great week Viv. x

Scrummy Scrapz aka Lizzie said...

Just love your needlefelting, they look so realistic plus the Mabel Lucie Attell piccies which I also have and treasured which were given to me by my father many moons ago!

Donna ~ Love.Hope.Craft said...

Ps. Sorry, I got carried away by your needle felting and forgot to say how much I love that book too :0)
How lucky you are to have been sent it!
Those pictures are divine...I'd love to get my mitts on them :0)

TwoHeartsPath said...

Oh, I Love Mabel Lucie Atwell, and these little fairies are so Adorable....How Precious!!!
I so love all your needle work....Beautiful....
Thanks for Sharing....
Hugs Patti

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Your posts are charming. I love your latest bug for making the most beautiful little felted cuties, and great fan of Mabel over here too!

x

Letticeleaf said...

Oh, OH, OH, Oh, Oh NO! Not another BLOOMING string to your bow. I feel an Elizabeth Bott TEMPER tantrum bubbling up. I think I'll just go away now and slit my wrists - could use the blood for natural dye s'pose! I tried needle felting once, kept pricking me finger, patience and digits sorely tested. After 'meeting' you Viv, I've decided I'll go back to peat digging - No artisticals needed and it will help my growing girth. LLX

marigold jam said...

Love all of it! You are so clever and productive you put the rest of us to shame!

Jane

Filamental said...

Thank you for sharing everything. I want to get back to felting, now. Love the book
filamental at ididntrealeyes

Victoria said...

Your blog is both beautiful and inspiring. Excited to see you have been needle felting. It is something I have been considering. How difficult is it I wonder? x

Linda said...

....the sight of you leaves me weak...there are no words left to speak. Great ... I'll be singing this all day now. ha! Love the bunny and Doug the Dog...I need to get my felting needle out again.

Jane said...

Your imagination and creativity know no bounds, Viv. I love the way you just pick things up and 'have a go' as we say over here. Good for you. J x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

aahhh doug and the bunny are adorable! I really must learn to needle felt.

Pam J fromthecraftroom said...

Hello Viv,
Mabel Lucie Attwell was my all time favorite when I was a girl,
I had lots of her pictures on my bedroom wall & lots of postcards; they would be worth something now I bet,
I love your little felted animals especially the little dog he is just the cutest!


Hugs Pam

Clare said...

Loving Doug! you clever thing I wouldn't have the patience for it!x

Stina said...

LOVE... :0)
But most in your wonderful purses ... They are absolutely unique and gorgeous... Think I'm going to wish one as a birthday gift... :0)

scarves said...

Thank you for the entertainment.Love those puffy clouds...so sweet and lovely:) Kisses and hugs, darling
i will be much missed.
Scarves Scarves

Milena said...

Your purses are amazing. What a fine work. Thank you.

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Your little felties are oh so cute.
I see you have a passion for vintage textiles. Living an ocean away I share a similar seduction.
If you're ever looking for more goodies perhaps we could share.
Susan

BusyLizzie said...

I can see why my latest posting struck a chord! Loving your latest creations!!! xxx

Supercutetilly said...

Going to nip off and have a look at you gorgeous items now !!

Nic ♥

Cakey(^-^*)/コンチャ! said...

Such gorgeous photos - your blog is always such a fab source of inspiration! xxx

WindandHoney said...

Your felting is very nice. Your creatures are oh so cute.

quiltjude said...

Your blog is adorable :)