Friday, 28 September 2012

My daddy left home when I was three, And he didn't leave much to ma and me, Just this old guitar and an empty bottle of booze....

 
Hello,
tina who came to my workshop last Saturday, very kindly gave me a piece of the most exquisite Victorian, worn, quilt top...
 
 
 
inspired and thrilled by this gorgeous fabric, I made these flower brooches, in a Julie Arkell style.
 
 
 Difficult to apply a brooch pin as they are kind of double sided...maybe just a safety pin at the top would do the trick to pin to a cardi or coat.
Well, I'm preparing for my V&H Fair tomorrow, so just a quick little post today.
My Etsy shop will be updated next week.
Thanks for stopping by. x
Johnny Cash/ A boy named Sue

19 comments:

Rosa Lily said...

Love this style of "messy beautiful". xxx

Country Rabbit said...

you are so very talented , i just adore your makes ;0)x i've been making little doggy scrap fabric pins today for gifts and you have inspired me x

Deborah said...

Such pretty brooches, good use of the lovely fabric :) have a happy weekend sweetie

Bee happy x

andrea creates said...

these flowers are great! the fabrics from the vintage quilt have such texture to them :)

Little Nore said...

so delicate and lovely - everything you make always makes me smile

lettice leaf said...

'Daisy, Daisy give your answer do, I'm half crazy all for the love of you!'

I want to buy, you know £'s shillings and pence, one of the red ones. Please let me know how much and I will wing the money via that nice man - Mr. P. Pal.

LLX

Tina Gilmore said...

Oooh Viv, i just knew you'd do it justice - these are so lovely xx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

These are truly beautiful! Such a relaxed style, I can get so concerned if my stitches are a bit wonky, I think it would 'do me good' to have a go at something like this! Have a lovely weekend! Ada :)

Flaming Nora said...

When you update your shop will there be any bunnies in it?
Can you see my pathetic pleading look over the internet?
I love the flowers, but i love the bunnies more.

grrl + dog said...



mm! sharing as we speak!

Beautiful gift, I can see why you used it immediatley.

Are you curious about me? said...

Once again you have triumphed.. They are so lovely..

Have a great time at the fair..

Cowboys and Custard said...

... and I was lucky enough to see these delicious brooches in the flesh at the fair. Another Hen's Teeth triumph...

Mxx

the vanilla squirrel said...

...i love your style of crafting...very beautiful and distinctive...can't wait to see what will appear in your etsy shop..:)

planettreasures said...

Hi, I'm loving your work, saw you featured on someone's blog, but now I can't find that blog again - never mind at least I found you and your sweet work.

OddSox aka Thesockgarden said...

Delightful, and the scruffy gnome looks right at home between the flowers.

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

Dearest Viv!
Beautiful whimsical flowers!!!!
Hope you're doing great
Much love
Becky

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Gorgeous Viv, love the naive look, and those fabrics are gorgeous!

Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

Oh my goodness! These are adorable .... and I really want to sneak over and steal (er 'borrow' kind of long term) your little gnome guy. Love him! Minerva x

Barbara said...

Love the brooches and the gorgeous fabrics :)
x