Monday, 30 July 2012

Happiness, more or less, It's just a change in me, something in my liberty...

Hello!
 Ludlow, Shropshire, a shop called 55 Mill Street, at the top of the town, before the Castle.  
An eclectic mix of vintage, antique everything and designer/maker pieces...always changing, always interesting.


 Hen's Teeth has a spot there too.


Pop along if you are in Ludlow, it really is a lovely place to browse.
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I will be having a stand at Ludlow Food Festival in September, at the Craft Fair in the Harley Centre. Should you be visiting the FF, squeeze your way through the town and come and say 'hello'!
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Playing again with old and very worn patchwork quilt pieces...embellishing a cross body bag
 I have been also playing with the idea of making a pocket, just big enough for keys or a mobile...
I used, I think Edwardian, fine leather glove for this one...
 and a French suede glove for this one.  
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I had to unfortunately cancel my Workshop dated 11th August, but the Workshop set for 22nd September is filling up fast and is still going ahead.  
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And finally,
 Fibromyalgia the nuisance thing I am plagued with 24/7...
I am finding it very difficult to express myself verbally and to write a coherent sentence these days.  
The current husband would no doubt strongly disagree with my inability to express myself verbally but, it's why in recent posts I have been keeping the text to a minimum.  I find it so difficult to summon up the words, trying to explain something and pull the right word out of my head is like trying to find a lost needle on my sewing room floor.
I have to proof read everything too, as the typed letters/words all jumble up...
in other words ~
brain fog.

Thanks for your time and for stopping by. x
The Verve
 

23 comments:

Pink Tree Studio said...

Oh, Viv, I'm so sorry to hear that you have Fibro! I don't have it, but I have no Thyroid (due to cancer) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, so I totally understand Brain Fog!!!

You are totally amazing!!! I love the "Hand" Bags~~so charming and inventive!!!

Take care of yourself and dont' worry about blog posts ❤

Angela said...

Hi Viv, l have been silently watching your post for some time now and love every word you say! Your stuff is absolutely brilliant and fills my days with such joy between looking after my children and just general mum stuff. Love and hugs Angela x

Magic Bean said...

Brain fog well known here too after a bout of viral meningitis a few years ago. Truly frustrating and horrible and I offer many sunny vibes to clear the fog.
As for the glovie loveliness- a delight and a feast for the eyes. And the shop at the top of the hill before the castle looks like my kinda place.
Ax

Little Dotty Bird said...

What beautiful and inspiring work you do! Love the glove pockets! Sorry to hear of your illness, it must be really frustrating but your pictures are so fabulous you don't need to say much in words. Take care, Lisa x

Jayne said...

Oh I am sorry to hear about your beain fog, your posts are always so lovely. I love love love the gloves you are so clever and use things in such an unusual way. You are an inspiration. Love the little hen's teeth mini shop within a shop, a brilliant idea. you always display your work so beautifully. take care jayne x

lettice leaf said...

Your sewing speaks oceans lassie.

LLX

Carol Dent said...

Brain fog - brilliant! I couldn't think of the words to describe my head sometimes - this fits the bill perfectly. Sorry to hear that you are suffering at the mo but there's nowt wrong with your hands - I love your work, so original.

Penny said...

I am always amazed at your lovely stitching, despite the brain fog, (such a lovely description.)

gentlework said...

Sorry to hear you've been struggling, it's not affecting your beautiful work though! I love the latest cross body bag and your lovely glove pockets.Christine x

Twiglet said...

Such clever ideas Viv - I love the glove purse idea. You might strugggle with words but your brilliant ideas come flooding out don't they. x Jo

Joshy and belle said...

I'm so sorry you've been struggling, I hope it lifts soon!? I love your bags, is the second one with the red strap or sale it's gorgeous!!! Xxxxxx

Joshy and belle said...

Sorry I have brain fog too I often think I'm dyslectic but with words, I sometimes I have terrible troubles getting my words out, anyway I was meant to say is it for sale or is it going to a fair to sell!! Take care, fliss xxx

Amanda Maddick said...

Your work is simply beautiful.
I too suffer from Fibro;it is very difficult to explain to anyone just how we feel.
Take care and happy creating you are an inspiration.

Mx

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...I could spend the day in your shop...and be as happy as a clam!
What pretties you have created!
I love your header...with it's whimsy and charm!
Smiles across the pond,
Carolynn :)

Heather said...

I love your work and the whole idea of using vintage fabrics - it gives them a new lease of life. My youngest daughter has fibromyalgia so I can appreciate your problems. I have no such problems but still have to proofread comments!

Bumpkin Bears said...

I love your work. I know just what you mean about brain fog, i have cfs. Hugs, catherine x

Admin said...

i love your blog post. many ideas your blog. i love it !!!!
Designer Cushions

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh that horse tricycle is AMAZING!! Love Posie

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

So sorry to read about how bad your fibro is Viv. I have it too, and RA, so I do understand. I don't comment here often, but just wanted to say that your images of your glorious work are plenty when they're all you have x

Naturally Carol said...

Lovely to meet you through Jane's blog..love your work!

meine Dinge + Franka said...

Just popped over from Jane!

Your work is amazing!

Greetings from Germany!
♥ Franka

Amanda said...

Hi, am visiting from Jane's blog Life On Planet Baby... your work is so lovely. The attention to detail you put into each piece is amazing!! LOVE that cross over bag and the needle case you made for Jane is exquisite! Amanda xx

Elizabeth said...

its so nice to see all your workdedibico 2