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....

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

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Ain't no particular sign I'm more compatible with, I just want your extra time and your...

 Hand stitched Needlecase Workshop 22nd September 2012.
Needlecases stitched by eight very lovely ladies.
A truly wonderful day.
Just a reminder that I will have a stand at vintage&handmade Fashion and Textile Fair this coming Saturday 29th September at Chipping Sodders.
Thanks for stopping by. x
Kiss:: Nelson/Prince

Sunday, 16 September 2012

I don't know why but I had to start it somewhere, so it started there.

I hope all is well with you and yours.
It's all bunnies and birds around here at Hen's Teeth Heights.

Envelopes painted, embroidered and appliqued

and Bunny brooches made from lovely old quilt and patchwork pieces.

Just a quick little Sunday post.  
Thanks for stopping by.
ps:  If you haven't found Hen's Teeth on FB yet, please check out the link on the would be great to see you there.
Pulp common people

Monday, 10 September 2012

No one on earth could feel like this, I'm thrown and overflown with bliss...

can you see the little Bees?
 I do enjoy doing the 'hen's teeth' thing on these old envelopes.   I am mounting some of the worked envelopes onto blocks of reclaimed wood.  This allows them to stand or be hung via hole drilled in back.   Really pleased with the look of each piece.
 Anyhoo, just wanted to say that my Birdy purse below, is a Giveaway with madebyhandonline
If you fancy taking part, click the link and leave them a note to be entered into the free draw, closes 1st Oct.  
Thanks for stopping by. x
Eurythmics - There Must Be An Angel

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Come a little bit closer, hear what I have to say, just like children sleepin', we could dream this night away.

Lille, France 1st and 2nd September 2012
Here are a few images I took whilst wandering the streets, truffling for textiles, haberdashery and paper ephemera.
Found, bought and loved...
Thanks for stopping by. x
Neil Young Harvest moon