Friday, 26 August 2011

I'm wild again, beguiled again, a simpering wimpering child again...

Hello!

I hope all is well with you and yours.
There has been lots going on here, hence the lack of posts just recently.
~0~
My Mum and I always visit the NEC, Birmingham every August for the
International Festival of Quilts.
I must admit I did not get to see much of the quilts on display, as I can only manage a limited amount of time standing and walking, before I am cream crackered.  
I use the show to stock up on threads and general fabrics and there is certainly plenty of those to choose from.
I also came across the Selvedge stand, which for me, was so interesting...
 Teresa Green screen printed bags...
 Julie Arkell papier mache creatures...
 Abigail Brown birdies...
 Sophie Digard animal brooches...
Look at all those lovely Selvedge mags...


 Ellie Evans needlecases and pin cushions...
 Then I gets to meet up with me old mate...Jackie Cardy dogdaisychains  (blonde and wearing one of her beautiful velvet necklace creations), we then met up with Gina fanmyflame far left, then Carolyn (in black) of lovestitchingred and last but not least lovely Chrissie niminyfingers ... we had all of ten minutes together, as I had my Mum with me.

~0~
Just to let you know that I will be having a stand at the new  cotswold vintage fair, tomorrow Saturday 27th at Toddington Village Hall, Glos.
Really looking forward to meeting up with friends and hoping for good weather,
as I will be in the Marquee!
Lots of new work will coming along with me, aswell as vintage pieces.


 Very old American Suffolk Puffs, which I have made into necklaces, with beautiful Mother of Pearl buttons.    I really enjoy making these and as I have mentioned before, the time, worn, soft quality of the 'Puffs' are exquisite.

 I have recently been working on new illustrated designs, which will be used on coin purses, long handled bags, needle cases and gadget cosies....
here are the small coin purses.
 Kit the Cat putting in an appearance here!
Bill & Bert the Birds and Dirk the Dog, also on small coin purses.

 Needlecases...
 with Bobby Bunny in the flowers...
 Greetings cards...
 and brooches...
 Other very old American Feedsack Suffolk Puffs,
which I have made into brooches...
 Dirk with Wings ... depicted on a textured wall hanging
 and Bobby putting in another appearance on another wall hanging.
 It would be lovely if you could come along to this new and what is going to be a lovely Vintage affair...there will ,of course, be sellers with amazing vintage items and lots of tea and cake!   
Please check out the link for details.
Thank you so much for stopping by. x

21 comments:

henny designs said...

Oh, I do love your work very much and laughed right out loud at Dirk being happy he could fly!!!
I've put you on my blog roll to be sure I don't miss any future posts.
Nel from 'henny designs' x

Letticeleaf said...

Viv, you have been a very busy girl. I hope you showed Selvedge magazine your wonderful creations? If not, why not? That is exactly the sort of magazine that you should be featured in. I know you can't walk or stand for very long, HOWEVER I'm sure you can wiggle...

So get a wiggle on and go for it!

Love all the fabby new designs, have a great day tomorrow. All love me ole mucker, LLX

marigold jam said...

Lovely things you have shown us there - just wish I could make it to the show.

Jane said...

Oh, Viv. It warms my heart to see you out there, creating so beautifully. I'm hoping you've stocked up on some green or blue felt or my little needlecase! J

blue sky butterfly studio said...

I would so love to visit your stand...one day I am sure it will happen. Good luck, I am sure you will sell out of your lovely wares! Thanks for the birthday wishes x

Jackie said...

Dirk..with wings! So uplifting. In many ways. I love it and the cats and the bunnies. You really are talented and original Viv. I enjoyed the FOQ again but missed selvedge. The necklace you were wearing was beautiful , I'm sure you'll do well at the Vintage Fair. You should do what Letticeleaf says.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Brilliant new designs Viv, all of them. And such a treat to get a tour of the fair. I like the size of your new coin purses; I agree with Letticeleaf. Selvedge and you would be like cheese and crackers.
xx
julie

Yollie, the human of Fairy Castle Farm said...

So beautiful and creative. I love your post - the necklaces are wonderful. Take care, Yollie xx

Are you curious about me? said...

Hi Viv, how many selvedge magazines did you buy??? Could you carry them all... So jealous....

Dotty said...

I was so sad to have to miss the FOQ this year- it is wonderful isn't it!! All those Selvedge goodies are fab. I'm in heaven looking at your beautiful purses!!
By the way- I love the song in your title, especially the version by Sinead o'Connor:)

Twiglet said...

Great photo of those blogging buddies - nice to know what you all look like!! xJo

A Blessed Life said...

Sighhhhhhhh what can I say I like your work so much,wish there was not so much water and sky between us I would love to come and see your stall.

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

Oh my goodness such delights...
The little needlecase with the birdie and blue floral fabric could make one swoon and then I scroll down to the delightful bunny to make me sigh.
Have a great show!
Susan x

Sheep Rustler said...

Oh, the loveliness! The suoffolk puff brooches! Dirk the Dog with wings! Swoon!

Gina said...

Such gorgeous things you've been making Viv. I think what you make fits in beautifully with the Selvedge ethos... they should be selling your creations.

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Beautiful, beautiful work Viv, I am so sorry to have missed you today, I totally forgot! Michael has had a major bathroom refit this week and I have been helping him, I was grouting all day! (Would have much preferred to be with "(oh) you pretty things".
I hope you had a great day.
T x

Joanna said...

Great pic of your blogging buddies - 3 of whom I've 'met' in blogland.

As usual your designs are BEAUTIFUL!

xx

found and sewn said...

I love seeing your new work, all looks beautiful xx

LorraineYoungPottery said...

I adore old fabric too and the puffs are new to me, the necklace is a great idea being how the original form remains. Love your needle work, the bunny face design and the purses!

Tory said...

Just found your site and enjoyed perusing your creations! Looking forward to popping in for more of the same.. LOVE your critters..

Bobo Bun said...

So many divine things to look at. Looks the perfect place for you to set up shop amongst all that talent. Hope the day went well.

X