Saturday, 4 May 2013

Workshop update and a Hens Teeth Giveaway

 Hello,


 I have been making and framing these pieces in old cutlery boxes.  
Well...one half of a cutlery box, they make a really great frame.




 With these two pieces, I just wanted a simple look to them to appreciate the lovely old patchwork.





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On June 8th I will be holding at Workshop for hand stitched needlecases....
or you could bring along a project, which you would like to start or explore further.
Details of the Workshop here ... just a few places remaining.
Excited!
I am also very pleased to say that I will be at Hope & Elvis
for  
'Needlecases of Beauty' 
on the 19th October
Details here ... 
Thrilled to have been asked by Louise to hold a workshop at her wonderful Studio.  




Soooo to celebrate all this needlecase goings on...I thought it was about time I held another 'Giveaway'.




Below is the very one.
It's made from vintage embroidery linen, screen printed bird, hand painted and free machine embroidered flowers. Hand painted bizzy buzzy Bees.  So lots of work involved in the making.  
Finished with beautiful, old MoP buttons.




Just leave a comment and I will do the automated generated number finder thingy Sunday 12th UK time.
Thanks for stopping by. x

161 comments:

RedfinAndBoo said...

What pretty things.. I remember walking past your stall at Selvedge and doing a double take, beautiful creations!

T. Clear said...

I am always amazed and delighted what I find when I go "blog-hopping"!

These pieces are lovely.

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

Your work is exquisite. I love how you stitch together the past and the present. So very lovely. I began as a textile and needle work artist.

Esme Wb said...

I would love to win your needle case Viv. xx

Eva said...

I have been admiring your work for quite some years now and still, every little/big piece you make is absolutely breathtaking. I'd be thrilled to win this needlecase, and as embroiderer I would definitely need it! :))))

grannie said...

So pretty and useful too!

Denise Taylor said...

This needle case is one of my favorite pieces of yours. I would treasure it.

Carole Tinkler said...

Really lovely work. Hope that I can make my blog as interesting when I start it.

Bells said...

So pretty! You are extremely talented!!!

Sister said...

Love your work and so happy to be connected on Facebook.

JOSÉE SAVARIA said...

Your work is amazing!

Lesley Hackney said...

Another beautiful, unique item. You really are so talented and I would love to win this :) xx

Quil said...

Such beautiful nad fine work. I love your style, and everytime I see pictures of new creations, I just love them! Would obviously LOVE to win the pretty little needle case - fingers crossed!

Rose said...

Love your style. This needle case is beautiful! The workshop sounds great too but sadly a little too far from me.

jill said...

Very cute ideas, I'm forever losing my needles, your case would help I'm sure!

Plain Jane said...

Do I really need another needlecase - like blinkin' heck I do - and one of these is so much more - beautiful x Jane

Mary Jo said...

So beautiful (as always.)
Your Fan across the globe.

Rosa Lily said...

Already a fan of your work and would be knocked bandy to win this little delight xx

l.wilks11 said...

so original and very beautiful....xx

June Rose said...

I will treasure it if I win. Thank you love annette

Gill said...

Fabulous as ever Viv!
Count me in please!

Natalie Astbury said...

Such lovely work. x

Robin said...

Don't know if you will ship to the US, but if so, I am in! Love your work. Hugs, Robin of baggaraggs

Natalie Astbury said...

Such lovely work. x

Catherine Etter said...

How simply dreamy it would be to win this treasure!!!!!!!

Aimee said...

Stunning..I love it :) x

Aimee said...

beautiful..I love this needle case :) xxx

Aimee said...

hahaahah for some reason I am listed as my daughter Aimee...but if I win I am Tracey Burgoyne..come over from facebook. I lo0ve everything ! xxx

Annabel said...

always brave, fun, pretty and a less than perfect. I love that, frayed and old and stitchy, and kind xx

DL Cosper said...

I discovered you through Love and Buttons site and I'm so glad I did. I'm really taken with your cute designs.

I would be delighted if I won one of your pieces of work.

Ruthzanoni said...

So Delightful and pretty

sharon young said...

I love your work, it's so inventive and evocative of times past. Your framed patchwork is beautiful.

Crafting Not Cleaning! said...

Bloomin heck, how many comments already?! Both days will be excellent because not only what you do is fab, but you are fab also. Not creeping my way to first prize just telling it like it is! X

Tara said...

sweet!

Lana said...

I hope that number generator lands on my number :). I love your beautiful work!!!

the woolly dog said...

Really like your new opening photo! hope my number comes up, as like most people I stick my needles in the cotton reel I'm using at the time so they're all over the place. My mother has an old black felt welsh hat needle case that will come my way one day, but until then...

Lorri Scott said...

I follow your work and love the whimsy and time involved. So sweet and wonderful! I would be so happy to win this needlecase!

Joanna said...

Oh my goodness, please please please put my name in your hat for this little beauty.

Love those old cutlery box frames, they're perfect for the old patchwork pieces.

xx

artistic rejuvenations said...

your work is so delightful. what talent! xoxo

Caroline Kingston said...

Love the orange accenting!

Mary W Quilts said...

Love your pieces. All sew inspirational and lovely. :-)) Mary

Cushycrafts said...

Thanks for the giveaway but also for sharing your beautiful creations. Also love the idea of using old cutlery boxes to frame your work. As they say 'one man's trash is another man's treasure :-)
Michelle W

Mrs. C said...

Thanks for sharing your work! I love your pieces! I would love this pretty needle case! :)

orange/chocolate said...

I love all of them. They're so original!!

Karen L R said...

Love.
Your work,
this chance at a giveaway,
your generosity.
Thank you!

andrea creates said...

such great work.i love all the little details :)

Jane Burkinshaw said...

Very, very beautiful. I think your work is amazing.

Pam Jones said...

Viv everything you have made is so lovely I adore the little needle cases & the framed pictures are so sweet.
Being a sewing girl a needle case is a must and a pretty one like yours would be a joy!

Pam x

Little Dotty Bird said...

Very lovely indeed! I would LOVE to win...fingers crossed x

Debra said...

Lovely-just lovely...
~Debra

Joanna Yeoman said...

Absolutely stunning! What beautiful, beautiful work! :-) x

Cheryl said...

Count me among your many admirers, please. Oh, yes, and please pick me!

A tale from toadstool house said...

I've admired Your work for many years Viv,i would love to be included in Your giveaway.xxx

lemonade kitty said...

Aw how sweet is that birdy and those pretty flowers....Please enter me in your gorgeous giveaway, thanks, Lucey x

Greenorchid said...

Sadly just too far for me to attend your workshop but I'd love to be included in your give away please... Cx

flowerdancer said...

Oh, how I would love to win one of your sweet needlecases! Thanks for giving us the opportunity!

Catherine Constance said...

This is gorgeous...am hoping to be lucky again... :) everything crossed. Love your needlework, it's so inspiring... :D x

otiva said...

How pretty, I'd be thrilled to win

Mrs Bertimus said...

I am so hoping to get a place on your work shop!
Fingers crossed! X

Jilly said...

Just love your original ideas. I would so like to keep my needles and pins safe in this gorgeous piece.

laura kent said...

Hi Viv, I am SO glad to find your blog via pinterest. Your work is incredibly beautiful- I wouldn't want to use the needle case, would rather frame it for my new home .
Looking forward to having a nosy at the rest of your work .

Laura Kent
xx

http://lauramayelizabethkent.blogspot.com

Linda B. said...

I just love every single thing you make - you have a special place on my pinterest boards! I would love to win this lovely case.

Jayne said...

Oooh the two Lavinia's have a starring role on your header, they must be thrilled. What a gorgeous giveaway. Have a lovely weekend Jayne x

Ninneynoo said...

Hi Viv Booked into our workshop at Weston would love to win the needle case as I really admire your work great blog love it Nichola

Ninneynoo said...

Good evening Viv booked in on the Weston course admire your work so much I would love to own a piece of your work love the blog absolutely fab been following for years.

Nichola

nkjohnston said...

OMG - -Love your work so much. It's my very favoritist thing - muddling with some old embroidery pieces, some threads and beads. Maybe we're soul mates?

Alex said...

Love the blog - have been following you and your creative side for some time now. I make a lot of needle cases to sell myself but always love to receive them and have loads in all different styles.
Alexandra

Jo Baggott said...

A beautiful creation......I very much enjoy seeing your treasures appear in my news feed. They make me stop and pause and admire and wish x all the very best to you x

Mel Makes said...

Your work is so distinctive and stunning :) lovely stuff!

Trisha Moschella said...

I'm definitely a fan of your work. I love the simplicity of your style :) Trisha Moschella

MadBirdDesignsUK said...

So many love your work! Up at stupid o'clock as went to be worn from craft fair attendance:-) x Joan

Kylie Wood said...

Your things are so lovely juvely....I'm sure that little needle case would love to come live with me in Australia <3

Mimi said...

Your creations are original and a delight! Thank you!

MsBittyKnacks said...

Love your work!! Thanks for the opportunity to win this beauty :)

PeregrineBlue said...

I see I'm pretty far at the end of the list yet happy you have received so many responses. Your work is ever so lovely and I follow you on etsy.

maya matthew said...

What a cute little needle case, thank you for an opportunity to win a piece of your delightful work.

Britta said...

I love love love your style and would by overjoyed to win a needle case.

Jikkes said...

♥ ♥ ♥ it!

-X- Maureen

Sally said...

What a beautiful piece, I would love it in my needlework box! Sally x

ALI RUDLING said...

Love your pieces so much :) Today I finally took my cross body bag for an outing - it held my float at a market I did, and got me lots of attention!

ALI RUDLING said...

Love everything that you do :)

carrad said...

Please add me to your beautiful giveaway. I love your cutlery pictures xxx

dosierosie said...

Please can you add me to your list I would love to win your needlecase.
Gillx

maxineflossy said...

Gorgeous - would love to win this. So pretty!

Lulu and Stitch said...

I would love to win this! X

Twiglet said...

I love the use of the printed embroidery design in this needlecase - all your woks is so inspirational. - Jo

nina said...

funny how we all come out of the woodwork when there is a chance to win a piece of your lovely work!!! these are so dear.... as ever.... xx

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Love what you sew. You have great ideas. Thanks.

Jeanette said...

I read your blog often, but never comment, this sweet and lovely giveaway though has tempted me.x

Nutmeg Cottage said...

What a beautiful prize Viv - such a generous giveaway! Louise x

Sarah Anderson said...

Gorgeous! I remember learning embroidery stitches on such a printed piece of cloth!!

Aimee said...

I adore this needle case :) simly beautiful :)

Sarah's Gone to Wales said...

Hi Viv, I do love your inspirational blog. And, of course, I would love to win the needlecase. Here's hoping! ;0) x

Jamie said...

I just love this piece - I'm such an admirer of yours - such inspiration! Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
jamievowell@yahoo.com

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Alison said...

I love looking at your work and would be thrilled to win a needlecase. Alison

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Beautiful ~~ I love it! If you ship to the US enter me, if not that's okay ~ I still LOVE it!

Jane said...

Sublime, Sweetheart. As per usual. And so very generous of you. J x

Ann said...

Oh its lovely! Really like your idea of using old unworked embroidery linen - I'm sure I can find a piece or two in my stash! Thank you for your most generous giveaway Viv!

Hope Amen said...

Thank-you Viv, for the wonderful giveaway. This piece is truly a treasure.Congrats on your workshop. I only wished we were closer.
sheepmoo11@gmail.com

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

beautiful work always, always

may I be so cheeky as to add my name to your giveaway ;o)

lots of love always, always

Norma Conway said...

Please count me In for a chance thanks love, N, x

Peggy said...

Just found your blog and I'm glad I did. Please include me in your drawing. Thank you.

Julie Shackson said...

Lovely work; and what a pretty needle case! Fab! xxjxx

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Oh my gosh who wouldn't want to have a chance of winning a piece of your beautiful art work! Please throw my hat in the ring.

HomeSweetHome said...

Hi Viv,
Love the cutlery tray artwork, what a great idea! Please add my name in the draw for the lovely needlecase.....everything crossed!
Many thanks
Natalie
x

Hazel Cunningham said...

I love all your work and it always cheers me up and makes me smile :)

Linda Hanlin said...

Your art makes me smile...

Atie said...

I am brand new to your blog and so glad I found it. Love your work. Hope I'm lucky! Atie

vintagerockchick said...

Recently started following your blog since reading an article inHandmade Living. I love your beautiful quirky embroideries, and the use of vintage textiles.

Greedy Nan said...

That too some time to find the bottom of the comments so I could ask to win this lovely piece. I appreciate all your work and to have one of my own would be bliss.

Jane Livesey said...

I love following your work - it is so pretty and whimsical! I would just love to win this needle case!

Denise J. Phillips said...

Ever since I saw an envelope from the 1940's from an area of England in my memories, and you had honoured it so beautifully with your work, I've been hooked seeing your lovely pieces :)

Marg (Maigret Lampwork) said...

I would love to be the lucky recipient of your pretty needle case xx

Chris Newman said...

Ohhh I love blogging, especially when I might win this fab little needle case...fingers X its meee!

pattyb said...

I am a long time fan and would LOVE to win this giveaway! What a Blessing you are to share your awesome talent and art!!

Jakara life said...

I would meke a needle bridge from Argentina to England just to get it pinned!!!! L♥ve it!! - Moira Barriola-

Deborah said...

Love your work sweetie, would love to win this wonderful giveaway!

Bee happy x

Jo Baggott said...

It's a very beautiful piece Viv, as all your treasures are. I love your cutlery box idea too, it's do obvious to me now I've seen it! It's lovely to see your pieces appear in news feeds, they make me just stop and truly see x

TinaW said...

What a generous giveaway - the needle
case is beautiful!

Paulette said...

How fortunate for all of us that you love to share your talent.

contemporarycloth-com said...

absolutely lovely! beautiful work!

Lorraine Santos said...

just love your work x

curious thread said...

Hello! I LOVE everything that you do! So very talented indeedy and great to keep up to date with whats going on at Hens Teeth on your blog, brilliant. Oh if only I could be so lucky as to win! x

Amanda said...

Love your beautiful work and how the textiles from back in the day are given a new and pretty look.
Would love to win this fab piece

Sally Robinson said...

I found you via Facebook and I'm so glad I did :) This is a work of art (and necessity!!), it makes me both want to paint AND stitch :) Thanks you :)

martimez said...

I love your beautiful work!!!

peggy reed said...

oh .. i would love to attend your workshop .. but I don't live on the right side of the pond :( Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

sharon said...

Love your work Viv! This case in so beautiful! Thanks for the chance!

Jules said...

The RSPCA have been round and they've given me the all clear on looking after the wee birdie should it flit my way. Plus the V and A museum have kindly loaned me some white cotton gloves and a humidity controlled glass cabinet for display purposes.
I just know it's going to be a national treasure of the future.

Pet Portrait Artist - MANN MADE ART said...

It makes a novice want to start sewing every moment of every day just so you can use this lovely little needle holder

Erica said...

Just popped over from Carolyn's blog and am about to put your lovely one on my 'Feedly' so I can see it whenever you post. Just love the needlebook! So pretty. So original.

missy k said...

Visiting from Carolyn's blog.... what a gorgeous needlecase. Like everyone else I'd just love to have it!!!!

Karen x

Katie said...

As always, lovely lovely things! I particularly love your patchwork pieces in the cutlery boxes. Hope all is well with you. I'm really missing seeing you at the fairs! Hope and Elvis - how exciting! Xxx

elliot said...

Love, love, love your work!

Linda said...

HELLO! SO PRETTY!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Siets Osinga said...

You make such beautiful things. It touches my heart.

nostrabor said...

Love your work, and would love to win the sewing case. xx

twannywun said...

it is beautiful
karen s
twannywun at hotmail dot com

Betty the Wood Fairy said...

What a fabulous giveaway, I would love to win your needlecase - not least because I don't have one! but more because I love your work so much. Betty

RoseMary said...

I just found your blog, I love your work and birds. I now follow.

Barbara Massey said...

Viv - Your creations are absolutely lovely - filled with whimsical, delicate touches! Each time I visit your blog, or see a post on FB, I love zooming in on the photos to see the intricate work you do on your designs. And, as I gravitate towards the same approach with the things that I make, very much understand and appreciate how fulfilling this type of 'creating' can be.

Thank you for all that you share, and continued success with your beautiful creations! I hope one day to add a piece or two to my collection!

Be well,
Barb (aka love.leigh.knitz)
www.stixandstring.wordpress.com

Eve Taylor said...

Pretty sewing case .. a keepsake to inspire to do more sewing!

Amalia Carrara said...

I came across your work through Jackie Cardy´s FB page. I liked immediately the lightness, the fantasy, a sort of deep simplicity, etc. .Thank you for bringing your creativity to light!

delia said...

Ciao, io sono un po' lontana, ma sono comunque arrivata a conoscerti, e sono contenta di questo! Tento la fortuna, anche se i commenti sono davvero tanti, in bocca a l lupo a tutte!
Delia

misha said...

Viv, I only discovered your wonderful work thanks to Jackie Cardy's post on FB and I'm so glad I did, what you produce is truly amazing!!! x Misha

Katerina said...

Such pretty, detailed work and with humour

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Lovely needle case.

Madam Fandango said...

Gorgeous inspirational work, it would be an honour to win something so beautiful.

Chesterfield Embroiderers' Guild said...

spotted this on facebook, it got me to your site , love it!

Sarah said...

Hi Viv, love what you do, if I won this, it would be treasured,

Lori Leissner said...

Thanks so much, Viv! I love your sweet work!

Beacee said...

A lovely giveaway - thank you! The cutlery box frames are gorgeous - what a brilliant idea. x

Tina said...

Beautiful work. The Embroiderer's Guild of America exhibit will return to our local museum in 2015. I don't supposed you ever make it to Minnesota or provide virtual workshops? Love your skill with a needle.

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Elizabethanne said...

How beautiful. I would love to be in the draw for this lovely needle case. I wish I lived closer to be able to attend the workshop.

Barb Cady said...

I'm probably to late for the draw, but wanted to say I am the proud owner of one of your pin cushions, so whoever wins this is one very lucky person! Best wishes xx

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086fashionqueen said...

great blog! fab pieces

086fashionqueen said...

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