Monday, 11 July 2011

I can see for miles and miles, I can see for miles and miles, I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles.....

Hello,
you may or may not remember the bowl of Suffolk Puffs/Yo Yo's that I purchased from Gertie in Cornwall a few weeks back.
This is what I made with a few...
Double sided necklace.
With matching buttons both sides, except for the big button.


 The thing is with these beautiful American 30's? circles of fabric, they need to be seen both sides...texture of the gather and the print of the other side.
So I made the necklace, so that it can be worn either way...simples!

Old, soft, worn, faded fabric, lace and buttons...all my favs.
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Onto a jauntily red themed needlecase.

 All feedsack fabrics, except for base.
 I bought a pack of old Cash's name tabs at the weekend...everything now has a name tab stitched on!
We got into trouble at school if you didn't have your name sewn into the back of your jumper or blazer.  
 American worn, softly padded patchwork lining the case.
 Screen printed bird and red spots...
both in Etsyland :-)
Thanks for stopping by. x

25 comments:

A Blessed Life said...

How fabulous do those Suffolk puffs look! i would never have thought of that..maybe you better do some big girls ones I think they will be popular.

silly old suitcase said...

My oh my, how absolutely lovely!!
The necklace is beautiful!

have a nice evening.

fee @ chipper nelly said...

OMGoodness - not necklaces???? too lovely!
I'm trying to catch up with all my favourite blogs but every time i get to the bottom of my sidebar someone posts...may be (happily) here a while a'surfin!
Lovely to hear from you - agree with your radiohead comment (although struggle to pin down to best ever) but perfect for some state of minds (maudlin?)
Glad you enjoyed your hols - yes to feeling like a LONG time ago. Doesn't help that I start with the blues some time before returning!!
take care
fee x

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Both are sweet - but I really love the needle case. Very cute!

Joanna said...

Oh that necklace is dreamy! Just checked it out on etsy but we've got vets bills to pay so I'd better keep my pennies in my purse for now :o(

You really have brought out the best of those puffs - beautiful on both sides.

xx

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

LOVE everything...but that necklace is so charming...just lovely

andrea creates said...

very pretty necklaces!

Karin Alton said...

Love the puffs, and the fabric too, old fabric is so much more interesting. They would made nice bracelets too.
Karin X

Claire said...

Hey Viv, great idea for using the Suffolk Puffs........

Love the needle case who can resist a sweet birdy and some vibrant polka dots?

Hope you're enjoying some nice Summery weather over there........

Claire :}

Sheep Rustler said...

All very prettiful but I especially like the necklace. I have a big bag of Suffolk Puffs I made myself (not as vintage and pretty as those, but nice nonetheless) that get used for all sorts of things, and I think something like that would be absolutely darling!! Three of them are about to go on a scarf tonight.

Sonia said...

Oh, I love yoyo necklaces! I make them all the time! Oh, and I love the Who, too! ; }

sharon said...

Everything is just sooo charming! Perfectly gorgeous!

Elizabeth said...
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Elizabeth said...

again... it was not good english :-)
I like these things you made.
I wonder; how do you get those wrinkles in your work (the needlecase on the inside)?
I would like to hear it from you.
have a nice day. Elizabeth

Betty said...

I do like your needlecase and your necklace is something different and fun.

Letticeleaf said...

Er... What's feedsack fabric?

Elizabeth (earlier comment) with regard to wrinkles- its called the ageing process. How do I know? I look in the mirror every morning that's how! 'Wrinkles of the world unite!'

Viv you're a genius. Absoloodle!

LLX

Caroline Lovis said...

Lovely makes, the necklace is inspired.

Caroline Lovis said...

Forgot to say I've nominated you for an award, please don't feel obliged to accept but it's here if you would like to
http://redneedlesewing.blogspot.com/2011/07/good-things.html

Heidi M said...

it is always such a pleasure to come to your blog and see your wonderful work, i adore the necklace and all your creations - long time fan since i bought yr cards all them years ago :D

found and sewn said...

the necklace is so lovely, I love your new needle cases too x

millefeuilles said...

Oh I love that needle case; it makes me so happy just looking at it...

What beautiful work. Well done!

Magic Bean said...

I am simply going to have to stop reading your blog. It is All. Too. Gorgeous. Ax

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh how I love your work!!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

The puffs make a lovely necklace - they make me think of flowers and the end result is so pretty. x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Maybe simples - but I say simply lovely as ever Viv!

Sarah x