Friday, 2 March 2012

Hello, is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me, is there anyone home?...


Just to let you know, I have another workshop now available.
I have booked Weston Park for another
Haberdashery Brooch Workshop
on the 28th April 10-4pm
Weston Park will be so pretty, with the woods coming into leaf and the Spring blossoms.
This is the view from the car park, down where the class room is situated.
The little green hut on the left, I think, is something to do with the teeny tiny gauge train they have running around part of the Estate in the summer months.
Any questions about the workshop, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Link under header to my Workshop Blog :)
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I made these two brooches today. 
The picture of the bird and nest is on silk.  
The aqua colour is really gorgeous and the blue is picked up by the seed beads.  
I'm feeling a bit lifted with the sniff of Spring in the air. 
Well, it's more than a sniff really and very welcome.
So I added the 'spring time' text.

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Just lately I have been shown a great deal of kindness, love, and generosity by my dear friends.
There has been a little turn in positive things happening too, here at Hen's Teeth HQ.
Having fibromyalgia... it is very easy to slip into a depressive statement mind. 
But, I try very hard to stay positive.   Family would probs disagree:)
Anyway,
with so many lovely things happening just lately,
I wanted to 'pass it on' in a small way and I have put this purse up for a 'giveaway'.
A plain and simple comment would be great and I will use a random selector thingy,
next Friday 9th March to choose a name.
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Thank you for stopping by. x
Pink Floyd

74 comments:

made-and-found said...

Hello sweetie, so glad things are going well for you.I wish I lived nearer as I would sign up for your workshop in a heartbeat.I love,love,love the purse and the brooches. Take care
Anne x

Twiglet said...

A lovely give away gift and fab Spring brooches. Hope you had a sun shiney day like us today. x Jo

Penny said...

What a lovely spring give away, here it is the start of autumn, looking forward to some rain, it is so dry in my part of the world.

Sandi said...

How I wish I could attend your workshop. But it is a little too far away.
I would truly love owning this lovely little purse. What a treasure.
Sandi
Lafayette, La.

Svenja said...

unfortunately i live sooo far away from you...
wish you a lot of fun for your workshop.
and i really like your broches, good work!

hugs, svenja

Flaming Nora said...

so glad this year is full of promise and good things. Beautiful brooches. Very inspiring.
Lovely generous giveaway.

Magic Bean said...

Oh my. Think I might swoon. Please pop me in the random generator for a chance to win. Have a springy happy weekend, Ax

Hannah said...

Good luck with your workshop! I understand how important it is to remain positive with a chronic condition. I have a guest post series on my blog, I would love it if you would consider writing a post?

http://www.spansstudio.co.uk/?page_id=1006

Hannah

Margaret said...

Wonderful news about your workshops, I so envy the lucky participants!
I'd love to go in the draw for the little purse! thank you Mx

lemonade kitty said...

You've got your lovely workshops to look forward to not to mention Spring is just around the corner that's enought to make us all smile. Ooohhh I do love purses especially ones as nice as yours even if I don't have loads of pennies to fill it with, please put me in the random generator thingy for a chance to win, thanks, Lucey x

carole brungar said...

Hi Viv, keeping fingers and toes crossed I get to own one of your wee gorgeous purses.
From a stormy New Zealand!
Carole

Linda said...

Aren't you the sweetest one? You know I adore everything you make and would be thrilled beyond belief to win this little purse! I love my needlecase I bought from you. One day I'll order a little purse or brooch for my Hens Teeth collection! Stay positive! Hugs!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Tami here - checking in. Love you cute stuff.
Pop on by thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com.

Claire said...

Hey Viv, so nice to hear there's good things happening, always lifts the spirits and cheers up a gloomy day.

Your new brooch is lovely, gorgeous colours, SPring can't be too far away.

Your little purse is delightful and I would love to win it. My little polka dot change purse is due for replacing soon and this would be just the best.
Enjoy your weekend,

Claire :}

makepiece said...

My gorgeous needle case arrived today and I would just love a purse to go with it. Fingers crossed!

~*~Patty S said...

My sweet friend Margaret told me about your lovely giveaway...

thank you for the chance to be the very lucky winner of your precious creation!

Brightest of Blessings to you and yours

oxo ~*~ Patty in Virginia, USA

marie said...

A wonderful giveaway...your little purses make me smile. I really wish I could attend one of your classes...if only I lived close by. The brooches are such fun!

Thanks for the lovely giveaway and the wonderful blog.

Letticeleaf said...

Hi Viv,

I'll be there. The date fits purrfectly.

Getting excited already!

Don't put me in the random generator thingy. I've got so much of your lovely work... I want someone else to enjoy your skills.

LLX

Maria-Thérèse ~ www.afiori.com said...

beauuuutiful work as always!! <3

A Blessed Life said...

O'h Viv I would love to some to your workshop and would in a heartbeat if I lived closer..who ever wins that little purse is going to be so chuffed..good luck everyone..what a Treasure it is.

Boxoftrix said...

Oh I wish I lived closer, Im sure i would enjoy your workshop Viv. I didnt realise you had another blog and have only been following the other one. Your work is wonderful x

Carrie said...

Those lovely badges just shout Spring, even without the words. btw, your blog title today is from one of my favourite albums :)

Sarah B said...

I would love to be able to partake in one of your workshops but me thinks Tasmania might be a bit too far away to do that!
Your work is truly beautiful. I haven't stopped thinking about it after seeing the purse and needlecase Jane showed me the other day. I think I might be asking you for a commission soon :)

may said...

Today there was spring light where I live…it was so refreshing it motivated me to go for a jog for the first time in months! Your life looks very full indeed, and I can hear your gratitude, and I know it runs deep for many reasons. hollister and I
look forward to all the good things your blog shares

Saphy said...

I would love to go to your workshop but am to far away. your makes are so lovely.

Liz said...

Workshop sounds amazing. Love the spring brooches.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Rookie said...

What a gorgeous little pouch and a very generous giveaway. March is our wedding ani month, so keeping my thumbs tightly crossed :)

Marilize
marilize(dot)paulsen(at)gmail(dot)com

Janice said...

Good morning on this very sunny day. Viv, you know I adore all of your beautiful creations, everything you make is a treasure to behold xx

fee @ chipper nelly said...

Hello, I'm in a holiday cottage (again.. If cleggy doesn't come home from work, we come to him!) and. vowed not to blog hop for a whole weekend...but couldn't manage it. Yep, I know it's only Saturday morning!!!
Anyway, so glad things are good for you...long may it last. And count me IN. For I do not (yet) have a HT purse!
Sending love as always,
Fee x

Mandi said...

oh, i can imagine the fun you will have at your brooch teaching class...would love to make it but I live in Australia!!! Keep creating your beautiful wares:)xoxo

Laura said...

That's gorgeous! I love all the stuff you do, and will one day get round to buying something :) x

Michelle said...

Wow what a beautiful purse you are giving away. Thank you x

Fat Hen And Flo said...

Too far to come for the workshop so I will have to just be content with reading your lovely blog and looking at your Pinterest Man Board ;-)

Aurora said...

Very pleased to have come across your work via Homes & Antiques magazine. Truly lovely work, I adore the mix of fabrics and embroidery and source materials. The cat on the brooch has more than a passing resemblance to our lovely Violet. best wishes, Sharon

lilipopo said...

I love your work and I envy the people who can get to your workshops! I would love to win one of your lovely purses

Kate x

Heloise said...

Would like to be counted in for the giveaway. Good luck with both courses.

jan said...

What a great give away, I would love the chance to win this gorgeous purse. Wish I could attend one of your workshops too, maybe one day...have a great weekend, Janice

Country Cottage Chic said...

Ooh how lovely!!! Please count me in Viv.

Heidi M said...

I love EVERYTHING you do, i would love to win, what a wonderful giveaway, been a fan ( not a crazy fan ) since i saw your cards in Southport many years ago, such a delight to find you again via the tinternet last year !

dosierosie said...

What a lovely giveaway.
Gillx

Dorothy said...

You are so talented. I wish I could make pretty things like that! I also have fibro and I know how painful it is. You seem to manage yours very well, and still do lovely work! Thank you for the pretty giveaway.
Hugs from me and Wilma~~

MsBittyKnacks said...

Glad things are going well, loving all the new items you've been posting. Thanks for the giveaway :)

ShabbyChicShaz said...

What a sweet giveaway, so so kind of you. Please pop me in your proverbial hat, thanks

Paula said...

My darling sweet Viv! How I wish I was not across the pond and could attend your fantastic workshop! I am so happy you are having another one! The location is just beautiful! I love your gorgeous brooches! Your work is always so beautiful and creative! I am glad you are having signs of spring and some positive things are happening there for you. You deserve all the happiness in the world sweetie! It breaks my heart that you suffer from fibromyalgia! I think you do a wonderful job keeping positive! You are such a blessing and inspiration to me and everyone that knows you! Your purse is gorgeous and you are so sweet to be giving it away! I love your new header photo too! Your creations will never cease to amaze me! xoxoxo

All my love to you! P

earlybirdjewels said...

Hi Viv - I just love your shop/blog - I think your blog and shop are the first I check each week to see your new creations. Beautiful give away - Thanks Debbie :)

Gill said...

I love your brooches!
Glad you're having a better time! at least Spring is on the way - here we have a blue sky even if the wind is cold
Please enter me in your lovely giveaway!

Jamie said...

You are such an inspiration. Your lovely jewels and purses and other treasures are so sweet. I so enjoy visiting your blog and wish I lived closer to take a workshop! Have a wonderful day!
Jamie V in MT (US)
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
jamievowell@yahoo.com

Catherine Chapple said...

Fantasic news about your workshops! What a great start to the year (mine doesn't start until March/April when the weather improves and I creep out from my hiding place!). Good luck, Viv.
Catherine x

Linda said...

You have a new header I think. I like it. Well, I like all your stuff. Best wishes, Linda

Trixie@ the vintage bothy said...

Hi Viv, obviously I would love to win, however I would like to say that I always see you as chirpy and lovely and an inspiration, despite the fm.
T x

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

I love the little brooches Viv and the colours of the birdies are delightful.
Best of luck to all the participants and thank you for such a sweet giveaway.
Happy Spring!
Susan xx

Jane said...

Oh Viv, I'm so delighted you're sounding a bit more chipper. It's high time your luck changed. Wishing you only the best J x

A time to dance said...

You may be wondering why I have time to blog? eleven days in bed is driving me mad - I am not a good patient, the highlight of my day is a trip to the loo which takes an age as I shuffle along - but the op was a success and I'm impatiently waiting to heal.... congrats re selvedge - in my eyes - you've made it girl!!!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

nod nod nod, i'm glad to see more of your wonderful work. i would love love love to win your giveaway!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Viv I'm s happy that things are going well for you ,
Its a charming coin purse
xx
julie

BevH said...

Found your blog very recently...absolutely fab work, so quirky and original, i just love it. Will be in touch v soon to buy one of your purses for my sister's birthday.
Bev x

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

glad things are looking better over there at hens teeth HQ - i love your blog although i'm more of a lurker than a commentor these days - i also love your distinctive style and would love to own something made by you :)

Lynda Howells said...

l love your work. I only reralised that we have something in comment today..we both have fibromyalgia.....hope you are feeling ok today.xxxxlynda

Midwestie Lady - Linda said...

I enjoy your blog so much. I'd love to come to a workshop, but I can't fly for health reasons, so I'll continue reading your blog and enjoying your creations. I love the purse and would treasure it if I win. Wishing you health and joy. Linda Harbin
revlindah@tampabay.rr.com

Elizabeth said...

Do hope you are feeling slightly better!
What a lovely giveaway.........You make me miss England.

guerrillacrafter said...

Dear Hens Teeth viv,

My Mother in law and sister in law both have fibromyalgia, so I know how it can play with your emotional state and energy levels. I think that having your creativity must be a huge help when times are down.

My sister in law has just a started a small business making beaded bracelets and I know she has found creativity a great coping mechanism.

I would like to enter your lovely giveaway if I am lucky enough to win, I would give my purse to my mother in law Jean as a symbol of hope and creativity in what can sometime be hard times.

Guerrilla Crafter
Sally
x

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Carol said...

Yes please

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Hiya , I wish I lived close enough to go to one of your fab workshops :-( Please pop me in your hopefully lucky hat and maybe I can console myself by being able to own one of your gorgeously scrummy creations :-) Love the bird purse, have a real thing for birdies for some reason. x

JP said...

love the purse - can't make this next workshop as already booked on poetry course but the next one and I'll be there!!!!!

noelle said...

Thats a beautiful purse to be giving away!! I hope it goes well with your workshop x

sharon said...

That's a beautiful piece Viv....as is all your work,,,I adore it all! I am so glad to hear that you are cheery and things are going well, I too suffer from a motor neuron disease that can get quite depressing, but the blogworld is a great and non judgemental place.
I am a huge fan.
Hugs.

LoveShines said...

Hello! I am new to your work and I freaking LOVE your aesthetic! I hope I win your lovely giveaway so I can show you off in the States... xx Anita

Paulette said...

Hello Viv,

I bought one of your beautiful needle cases and use it every day. You're work is inspirational.

Paulette

Emma Thomsen said...

"Come on, now I hear you're feeling down. Well I can ease your pain." Ooh Pink Floyd, fond memories of my youth. I would love to own anything you make, if I don't win maybe a heavy hint to my husband as it's my birthday in May! Emma x

The Krafty Cupcake said...

I absolutely love all your makes and have spotted that gorgeous bag you have just shown on facebook! I would love to take part in your giveaway. Sue x

Jayne said...

Hi Viv,
Your work is so quirky and cute and I just love linen. I also wish I lived nearer to attend your workshop

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Hello! I made it in the drawing, whew.
Stunning makes! I adore all your new designs
xx
julie

Gracie's Garden Bazaar said...

I'd love to enter your giveaway if I may.The brooches are beautiful as always and the purse is stunning.So glad the workshops are going well and really do wish I lived nearer so I could attend one,Cassandra :)xx