Tuesday, 8 February 2011

You're calling to me, I can't hear what you've said...

Needlecases a plenty here... The base fabric I use is very, very old French handwoven linen for all of the cases...it will never wear out!
I finished the 'Peter and Pamela Prim' needlecases too...
Opened out...I have tried to keep a simplistic look to them. Peter Prim here, showing off his very handsome chest...
Pamela below, I admit doesn't look too happy with life...she does, however, crack a smile when she has had a glass of sherry, in polite society, so I am told.
She may look a little miserable, but she does have flowers growing from her dress.
Back to Peter again, who looks fine and dandy in his shirt with 3 buttons.

and onto 'Bunny Prim', tapping her big long feet to a tune in her head. (No, I've not been at the sherry).Back, lovely old French cotton.
I have lots of 'makes' here
and here
Finally, I have been very inspired over the last few months by the beautiful needle felted creations of domenicamoregordon
So I decided to take the plunge and have a go.
Donald Dog...

and Beatrice Bunny.
I would love to make a collection of vintage inspired bunnies, with long, long ears, not enough hours in the day though.
As you can see they are good friends, but I think he likes her more, than she likes him.

Thanks for stopping by. x

37 comments:

sylviesgarden said...

Simply fabulous!
x

Joanna said...

Every single one - GORGEOUS!

All things nice... said...

Oh those needle cases are beautiful :)

All things nice...

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Love them..all! And, your felting? Gorgeous! Is there anything you can't create?? :-)

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Oh Viv, the little doggie looks quite like my Florence, and I LOVE the bunny - you are soooo talented!
T x

Арон и Юльчик (Áron and Julia) said...

Thanks for sharing with us these inspiring creations!!!
Hugs,
Yulia

andrea creates said...

everything is so cute and sweet.
love the little felted dog-the floral fabrics -especially with the black background and the great buttons.i could go on and on :)

Gracie's Garden Bazaar said...

All the needle cases are so beautiful..especially love the Peter and Pamela Prim ones:)xx

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Well my dear I always love everything you do, but those felted critters are HEARTBREAKINGLY wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. I love them so much and wish that there could be 30 hours in each day so you could make more.

Sending warm love across the miles,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Hannah said...

I love the rabbit!!!!! I reminds me of Wallace and Grommit and the Were-Rabbit (but slimmer!)

Hannah

Jenny said...

your work is all gorgeous, I'm a big fan of your needlecases, such a pretty combination of fabrics and embroidery! Jenny x

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Oh, my goodness! Donald Dog is adorable - you have captured the essence of a young, alert doggie, Viv. x

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Busy lady, Viv! All gorgeous. Love it all!!

Sue x

Karin Alton said...

Really lovely, I just can't get the hang of French knots, no matter how I try, I know there must be a knack, thread to slips of the needle when I thread it through! Very frustrating!

LOL Karin X

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

oh viv that dog and rabbit.
so full of tenderness and fun.
xx

wandamarie said...

I simply love the prim needlecases! You are very creative. And your first-time felting has really been successful, too!

Sheep Rustler said...

They are all so beautiful!!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I ♥ Donald!

The Vintage Gardener said...

They are all lovely, but then again I am a sucker for anything rabbity!

Letticeleaf said...

Lovely words, lovely work, lovely woman. LLX

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Everything is adorable Viv x
Having a giveaway at the moment if you would like to pop over

The Flower Garden said...

I love your Prims, I think my fave is Bunny Prim I tap my feet to tunes in my head too!
I've dabbled with needle felting watch your fingers youch.
Jo x

grrl + dog said...

the monster needlecase has my heart....

Jenni C's said...

Your bunny rabbit needs lots and lots more sisters and brothers...love it!

kirstie B said...

These are absolutely superb, makes me want to have a go now...

Emma Thomsen said...

Wow you have been busy, and every piece simply divine! Are they all going in your Etsy shop? X

mrs jevs said...

I love the way your work is going - it just gets better and better. The vintage feel of those felties is beautiful. You have a lot of talent and work so hard. You're a star!

Candy Pop said...

Oh my, they are all wonderful...

Jacqueline Taylor said...

I LOVE the doggy and the bunny so, they are lovely!!! : )

cluckingabout said...

Haven't you been a busy Bee! l believe your dog and bunny have a very promising future career! you won't be able to keep up with the demand..
As always your new projects are so special.. x

silverpebble said...

Oh my GOODNESS. Your needle felted friends are stupendous Viv! Wow. I have a massive attack of the wanties. Oh that little dog!

silverpebble said...

Oh and your needlecases are gorgeous too - I got in a bit of a flap about the dog - sorry!

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

Wonkey Donkey please come and visit new friends in The Vintage Fairy Tales!

Viv, I LOVE your new characters including
Darling Donkey!

XX
Becky

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

I cannot believe that your first try at needle felting has come up with such great results. That little dog made me smile from ear to ear. How are the fingers I don't know about you but I usually miss the wool about one in every 6 prods....

Pat Brennan said...

I love reading your blog posts. Decided to stop 'lurking,' be brave, and start telling people how inspirational they are to me.

céline said...

I love the bunny prim you've made! It's great!

A still small voice said...

I just love bunnies, especially with long ears so I love both your bunny makes...