Sunday, 12 June 2011

Oh you pretty things, don't you know you're driving your Mamas and Papas insane....

Lyrics:David Bowie
Hello, hope all is well in your world.
Goodness me there has been a debate over at at my friend Niki's blog nostalgiaatthestonehouse    Niki raises the worrying issues of small business High Street shop decline, amongst other points.  
The girl works so hard at keeping her beautiful shop going in very difficult times, she must be exhausted from trying to stock and run the business.   She is so talented and makes beautiful bags and dolls too, aswell as having the most gorgeous home...
I really don't know how she does it.
Hard economic times faced by us all, so to me, it is such a shame that some people have to leave upsetting comments and not have the bottle to put a name to their point of view.
If you have the time to read Niki's post and comments, I am sure you will join with me in congratulating her in being hard working and tenacious in keeping her wonderful business alive,  for us all to enjoy and feel inspired by, in the flesh at Shepton Mallet and/or online.
~0~
I think I am going to have to blog more regularly, as I seem to be losing the plot.   I can't keep tally of what I have uploaded, where I have stored my pics, what pics I have taken or not...what a bloody tizz I've been in...so I'm going to make life simpler and post more regualrly, if you will visit me of course!
Is it me????
Here are a few of the 'makes' from the past week or two, hope you like them...
Bunny Brooch...
 Dirk the Dog brooch...
 That wonderful young upper torso does not, I'm afraid, belong to me..... showing two shoulder bags,
one linen and one cashmere...
 Shorter length purse, from the usual size, with machine embroidered drawn bird....
 Below, well this is out of sequence, one of the shoulder bags I have already mentioned (see what I mean , I couldn't organise a p*** up in a brewery at the moment)...
 A textile, collaged brooch with a very pretty, time worn Suffolk Puff, which I have attached just at the top of the Puff, so you can lift it up and admire the pretty print on it's underneath.
 A cross looking Prim Bunny Brooch...

A close up of the Cashmere shoulder bag !!!!!
To finish, a custom order of brooches from letticeleaf ... xxx
Well, thank you so much for sticking with me.  
Your kindness and support is so very much appreciated.
Thank you for stopping by.x

22 comments:

Magic Bean said...

That is indeed an admirable torso. Anyway. Lovely makes Missus- cross bunny is my fave. Will be a treat to hear more from you. Have a happy week, Ax

WindyRiver said...

Wonderful work!

fee @ chipper nelly said...

yes please to more posts from you! If I don't upload the pictures on the very day I took them and post them there and then I would have NO IDEA where to find them. None at all.
So no, not alone my friend.

Lovely makes - I have had another little look at mine this afternoon - so lovely. Did I say how clever I think you are? (can you be told toooo often?)
Hope you have a good week
fee
(fine torso with everything in the right place. I wouldn't look so good from that angle! heaving bossom not good for shoulder bag displaying)

fee @ chipper nelly said...

That's ME with the heaving bossom you understand - not implying you have a heaving bossom!
Am I making this worse?

A Mermaid's Tale said...

Gertie tells me she's posted off your 70 Suffolk puffs from her amazing quilt - I know you will flip out when you see them Viv, - I did when she and I sat together unpicking some the other day. To have sooo many different pretty patterns in one piece, all beautifully faded of course. Sometimes it's quite a shock to turn the puff over and discover what the colours were originally like! I have mine in a jar for the moment, but I just have to get them out and look at them sometimes! Totally bonkers! I look forward to seeing what you do with yours!
As to being a bit lax with the posts of late - not a bit! Every time I log on there's a new posting from you, so don't feel pressured into doing more. Blogging should be fun, not a chore.
Lol,
Christine x

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Dear Viv,

I do adore seeing the feedsack in your work. I've got a small collection of it myself. some pieces no more than one by one inch! I'm positive to find a use for them one day, Right?
I'm going to your friend's blog and lend my support, us makers must stand shoulder to shoulder.
Now then, that picture has reminded me I must invest in a new bra!
xx

Julie

Gracie's Garden Bazaar said...

Such gorgeous makes as always!especially love the shoulder bag;so pretty.Glad it's not only me that gets into a tiz with this blogging lark:)xx

Betty said...

I do like your brooches and bags so much. I wondered if you might do a book one day - I can imagine there is room for a 'coffee table' book of your beautiful work.

BusyLizzie said...

Beautiful things as always... good to read your blog as often as I can! Lizzie xx

Simone said...

You really do make great things. Ilove Dirk the dog! If I ever had a dog I think I should like to call him Dirk! I am glad to hear that you will be posting more often as your makes are inspirational. x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Lovely goodies as always....I think Dirk The Dog is my new favourite!

Jayne

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Sweet Viv, thank you my friend xx
Thank you for mentioning me on your beautiful blog and for showing your always caring and faultless nature.
I have been working on a large blog post to readdress how I want MY blog to be in the future (which I shall publish when I am ready again)...My blog is 5 years old this month and for the first time I was feeling it had reached its natural conclusion... But now I do feel I have more to say...not of the provocative, confrontational sort, just my passions and loves similar to those that we all share in our vintage worlds. I just want to be sure that I have worded it right this time...once bitten, twice shy and all that!!...

As for your postings...they are always inspirational, funny, and well put together...Its always a pleasure to visit. Your work is unique and that in itself is rare, when so much is shared on the www these days. Please don't feel pressured in to writing more unless you really want to...'Blogging without obligation' is important, I think. Just keep doing what makes you happy on YOUR blog.

Love to you and have a happy and successful week,
Niki x

Cowboys and Custard said...

Well said that woman.. It does mystify me why some folk have to be so mean-spirited and leave cowardly comments under the cloak of anonymity.
We are all trying to survive in these hard times and it really doesn't help to be knocked down by churlish words.
Moving on..
Je t'adore the cross bunny.. in fact I know one of those myself... rather too well!
Keep it up my friend.. you are on a roll.
Love
Mxx

A time to dance said...

...a terrible sign of the times...I worry about the effect the recession is going to have on the arts in general...lovely makes as per

Clare said...

your work is wonderful always a treat to see new work.

Sandie said...

Oooh lovely goodies!
I particularly like the shoulder bag.
Have a great week.

Sandie xx

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Love Dirk & Bowie!
Keep up the Eccentricity my Dear!
T x

Whitney-Anne Baker said...

It all looks great. Piss-ups in breweries are over rated anyway Viv. Blame it on your hormones and then play the daffy bird for all youre worth; that's what I'm doing and it works a treat. Nice easy blog title this time . . love trying to work out which song you've chosen lyrics from.

found and sewn said...

love your new brooches. looking forward to more posts xx

sharon said...

You create some of the most beautiful stitched work I have seen, it really makes me smile and sigh! I adore it!

Sheep Rustler said...

I lost the plot years ago. Welcome to the world of lost plots!!

grrl + dog said...

it just happens I loove

David Bowie and I've sung along through the whole post..