Sunday, 31 July 2011

And when I next saw you, my heart reached out for you, but my arms stuck like glue to my sides



Hello!
Lots of stitchery going on over the last week or so...


Bobby the Bunny textile wall hangings...






Dirk and Kit greetings cards...





Lavinia pin cushions...filled with rice and lavender...


Two lovely treasuries that I am so happy to be part of...







You may recall our youngest daughter is just about to start her second year at Uni, studying Makeup and Prosthetics for Film, Theatre and Media.  
She obviously needs practice and we thought maybe Mom in drag makeup would be good fun.  
My eyebrows were blocked, false eyelashes and a beauty spot (ha!) applied...scary isn't it?
Thanks so much for stopping by. x

32 comments:

fee @ chipper nelly said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE (although I could never stick pins in her head!)
fee x
happy new week - hope you're on top form and feeling chipper!

fee @ chipper nelly said...

tee hee...love being first - is that childish?

The Devil Makes Work said...

Those pin cushions are AMAZING. I love them. xx

sharon said...

Love everything I see again, but the pincushions are over the top!!
Your daughter does brilliant work too!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

all charming !!!

love your picture !

kary and teddy

cottonreel said...

I found your blog today ,DELIGHTFUL

I also live in the middle of England, Leicestershire .

RosesRadishesandRubbish said...

Viv, I love the fun picture of you!!! There is nothing like mother/daughter bonding.:) xoxo Viv, you brightened my day with your sweet creations. I especially LOVE your greeting cards. Sending hugs, Amy

Letticeleaf said...

Please Viv, can I commission you to make me a card of the same photo with Dirk cocking his leg on the shed side. You are so talented if I didn't love you so much I would positively loathe you. And yes I do have natural green eyes! LLX

Oh, and another thing the Lavinia pin cushions are okay as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Blessed Life said...

Hi Viv, what a hoot you look fantastic! bet you felt like you had to scrape it off.
Lavinia is gorgeous,I think I especially like her because the name was almost mine,father wanted mother not! lol.
I was proud of the fact that i could pick out your work in the small pics for Etsy,I really think you do the most amazing unusual work and I have not seen a piece I did not love yet!

Magic Bean said...

Panto Dames eat your hearts out...
Off to ogle your etsy shop now. ad case of the wanties here. Again. Ax

Dotty said...

I LOVE everything here!!!!! You need a fab glitzy outfit to go with the make up LOL

Thefabricofmylife said...

Your work just gets better and better Viv. I am constantly blown away by your creations!

Love the drag make up, what fun. I saw a fashion show today and the models were all ballerinas. Their makeup wasn't dissimilar!

Emma Thomsen said...

I'm not sure which one I utterly adore the most, Lavinia or 'Mum, The Drag Queen' - I want to {{{{hug}}}} you both! I was just thinking how fun it would be to have Lavinia in larger scale as a cushion. X

grrl + dog said...

arghhh!

Running around in circles here!

Sooooo gorgoeus, I hve tumblr'd you.

the pincushiosn and the bunny..oh ohoh.. The purse has not arrived yet, but I wait with baited breath..

Flaming Nora said...

I am now racking my brains to think who I could send one of those amazing cards to. My self may be? Is your daughter at L.C.F? thats where I went but doing the costume side of it. I was always being dragged (all pun intended) in to be a model, wish I still had the photos!

Clare said...

your work - !!!!!! love it - the bunnies are soo cute. you are so creative - using those old photos. always an absolute treat visiting you.

Cakey(^-^*)/コンチャ! said...

Ooh lots of eye candy as usual :D I love the bunny! You mean you don't wear your make up like that for the weekly shop? I am disappointed :P xxx

Jane said...

Oh, Viv, you crack me up! Hysterical. So fab to see your face for once, though. I adore all your latest goodies. I still have my heart set on one of those needlecases, though! J x

Victoria said...

You have been up to even more loveliness ...... and the make-up .......fab. x

Letticeleaf said...

Come on girls - get buying, you know you want to!

I did and am I happy, Oh dear - YES!

Lavinia who loves cherry red lippy is MINE.

Dirk the dog with family and shed are MINE!

I am acquiring at very reasonable prices, the Lowry's of the sewing world. Or to put it another way friggy... MASTERPIECES of the future. So don't dawdle and delay, put your money where your mouth is and BUY!

Sorry I'm so bossy, but I just want every admiring fan to have a piece of the action before the prices rocket as I know they will.

Phew, I feel better now, think I better go and have a lie down in the hammock to recover. LLX

noelle said...

Love Bobby the Bunny wallhanging! x

The Cloth Shed said...

Hi Viv, thanks for your kind comment.
I always love looking round The Wearhouse...I bought a French smock from Sue which is going in the indigo dye when I have a spare moment.
Lavinia is great...you are so talented!
Best wishes,
Julie x

Lynne said...

You are so funny, and what loooong blog titles you have.
Love all the stitching but especially the Dirk card, he's lurverly! I think I've fallen in love with him.

Are you curious about me? said...

Love your new look..

Sharon Lovejoy said...

I think I like the old you better! I love what you've been working on. So whimsical and heartfelt.

All joys to you,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Gorgeous work as always Viv - the pincushions are fab...and those B/day cards...anyone would be thrilled to receive them!

See you Saturday!
Niki x

BusyLizzie said...

Love the new look!!! Thank you for your bloggie comment, so pleased to have introduced you to harry... I thought he was amazing! xx

Elizabeth said...

i like it again.

Gracie's Garden Bazaar said...

Its always such a treat seeing what beautiful treasures you've been making and I really adore the pincushions and the wallhanging especially,xx

cathyb said...

Wow Viv - you look good in drag (lol lol)

Listen the week of September 5th I have been asked to be a guest curator on Jenny Doh's site Crescendoh.. I wanted to provide a link to your blog as one of my favorites and I wanted to check if that was okay with you. Let me know okay
Cathy

mrs cheese said...

So glad I found your blog.
I love the lady pin cushions, they're
just lovely
x

Liberty said...

I love your pin cushions.