Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Giveaway time!


Hello,
I am so happy to have an article in Australia's Homespun Magazine ...
it's a smashing magazine too, full of craft ideas and inspiring articles.

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Being a Blog of few words these days, I just wanted to show you my recent 'makes'.



 Brooches galore....
available in Etsyland... 

 and finally onto this month's 'Giveaway' below... a large Brooch, which took absolutely ages to make.
Do you remember running around the playground playing 'What's the time, Mr. Wolf'?  
A kind word or two left here will enter you into the draw (by the random number generator thingy), 
next Tuesday 17th September, sometime during the day, UK time.
Thank you so much for stopping by. x

83 comments:

the woolly dog said...

Goodness me am I the first! lots of oh's as I scrolled down the page, as you had covered my favourite flowers, violets and of course dogs! you have been busy. x

Sue Vaughan said...

Oh my what a beautiful brooch. I would love love love to win it! Beautiful makes. susan.vaughan4@hotmail.co.uk Thank you for the chance to win. Sue x

Michelle said...

One of my fave games as a kid. Loving the makes and fab giveaway, thank you for the chance x

Pene said...

Wow what alot of gorgeous makes and I'd love to win the mr wolf brooch it's so sweet! Thanks for the chance in this great giveaway. xx

Little Dotty Bird said...

What beautiful makes! Loving the pug love and the Mr wolf of course!..would loooove to win!! Congratulations on your magazine feature too x

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Here they say 'What time is it Mr. Wolf...'
Either way your sweet brooch is lovely and congrats on the mag article all the way Down Under!

Rosa Lily said...

Quirky, charming little works of art, I would be very happy to pin the time to my favourite jumper (well it is getting colder!). I will keep everything crossed :D

lemonade kitty said...

You are very generous to give away such a pretty brooch. I have Julie Arkell's "red riding woolf" and if I were lucky enough to win "What time is it Mr Woolf" I would pin it on her, thank you, xxx

Flaming Nora said...

Its lovely lovely lovely.
A playground game, a watch and half of a pair of suspenders. Who could not resist?

Sharon Cockram said...

It is, of course, just beautiful :)

glad said...

this is beautiful viv! x:)

Lorene said...

You are an inspiration to me. I love, love, love your work! And love that pin, of course!!!

MsBittyKnacks said...

Viv thanks for the giveaway!!! I want it ;) just love your work.

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

I can see you have put loads of work into that beautiful brooch. I would love love it! Pam

Debra said...

I love your work too....I never played that game-is it in the US too? Sounds fun though! Would love to win!!
~Debra

Penny said...

Love this, my children had a fad of saying this many moons ago.

Maggie O'Regan said...

I love your work, so delicate , pretty and positively inspirational.... Thank you! xx

Michele T said...

This brooch reminds me of a little story about my son when he was working at the ski hill as a teen... a younger boy asked him, "What time is it?" and he answered, "It's Mr Wolf to you"!! Too funny!!

Judy Edmonds said...

Haven't stopped by for a while, naughty me, but I'm definitely going to go out and buy that magazine next time I get to the shops Congrats, Australia needs to know you better!!

lindag1947 said...

So cute. Linda Gerig

MadBirdDesignsUK said...

Ditto all that the others said, because I can't put it better! Love. love, love this one. Joan PS I put comments email on in case I win, well in the hope actually.

starqueen said...

Sweet, sweet brooch! I love all the fine details in your work - so whimsical and lovely. Thank you for sharing!

Lorraine said...

I love your work. Always filled with love :) Lorraine britton

Meredith Healy said...

Thanks for the chance to win this brooch. Fortunately I'm not talented enough to making something such as this, as I don't think I could part with any or your workd.

viv sliwka said...

Vicki Coleman

viv sliwka said...

Janice Kenny

Jayne said...

A veritable treasure trove of brooches Viv. How fantastic to have an article published, you must be over the moon, congrats!

orange/chocolate said...

Everything is so beautiful!!!!! Thanks for the chance!

Catherine Etter, The Mindful Spirit said...

Congratulations on the showcase of your work!!!!!!!! And the pin is simply tutu delightful...........

Bee Lady said...

I don't think we know that game here in the states...I'll have to google it! I love learning stuff like this about different countries. Food and family fun type stuff. I have seen your work in several magazines lately. Gorgeous. I love it all. Very inspiring.

Cindy Bee

Jodi said...

I love playing 'What's the Time Mr. Wolf' with the children at the playgroup I run. The giggles and squeals of delight when 'dinnertime' is called out are delightful, and is great for rhythm, counting and learning too. And then of course, there are so many goes as everyone wants a turn at being the wolf! Love your work, I am hoping to get a subscription to Homespun for my birthday!! x

penny-sue wolfe said...

Oh your brooches are beautiful! Please enter me in the giveaway x

Crafting Not Cleaning! said...

Count me in - get it?! Sorry x

viv sliwka said...

Janet Stefan

viv sliwka said...

Janet Beardshaw

James Hux said...

I love everything you make! Such talent.

pina69 said...

Hello my dearest! As i enter your giveaway you still need to answer me on mine (instagram) ;))
lots of love and why not me a winner? i never ever do
xx Cristina
Sapori di Pina

Trina said...

Lovely work, and I look forward to exploring your site further. Keep it up!
Trina

Gill said...

Fabulous as ever Viv!
What's the time Mr Wolf was one of my favourite childhood games!

Rebecca Dole said...


Oh how I would love to win an original art piece from you!!!
You are so very talented!!!

Joanna said...

Many congratulations on being published again - very well deserved recognition!

Please please please put my name in Mr Wolf's hat - I'd love to win that darling brooch :)

Thank you!

xxx

Alison said...

Congratulations on being published again - I so love your work. I would love to win the brooch
Alison

tamarajayne said...

I love your work, there's always much more to each design when you take a closer look. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Mrs Bertimus said...

You really are so generous.
Congrats on your magazine article x

Emsworth Girl said...

Your work is so beautiful. So out of the box! What time is it Mr. Wolf huge joyful memories of running about with friends. I now want to go and stitch!

liniecat said...

I do! I do remember! lol
Congrats on being in Homespun and its such well deserved acclaim, your work is utterly delightful : )

emilie.veres said...

Cute and beautiful!

Pam Jones said...

Hi Viv.
Congrats on the magazine entry!
I love all your work it is always inspiring to see what you can create from little bits of the past!

Pam x

Steph said...

Congratulations on the magazine article. That must have been a happy feeling. I so love your makes and would be a happy bunny to be entered for the giveaway please
XOX

grrl + dog said...


wow! A magazine in Australia?

I must run down and check it out. Well done!

veronica said...

I love the cat. Mr. wolf seems to have been played everywhere and wasn't just a local game.We played out on the street but not sensible these days! I would love the brooch.

dkshopgirl said...

Your work is just beautiful ... very inspiring. thank you. :-) must dash out and get that mag! I'm in Australia!!!

wooLynn said...

Great magazine article...I love your work! Thanks for the chance to win.

viv sliwka said...

Lucy Goodchild

viv sliwka said...

Katie Sue

Lorraine said...

Oh I loved this game at school :D my little school has been knocked down and is now an housing estate :( but many fun memories, would love to win! Love your creations especially the brooches xx

Nicola F said...

Love your work in the use of fabric and paper and the vintage feel. So unique.

sarah dodd said...

Oh how exciting! love love love your work Viv, a textile idol of mine :) Sarah x (lotus blossom)

Bells said...

Cute, cute, cute!! As ever, love your work!! B x

Prince Snow Farm said...

Congrats on the magazine! Love your work. Reminds me of fresh picked flowers . In the United States we say "mr fox". You are an inspiration!

marjolaine noel said...
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marjolaine noel said...

what a nice brooch, maybe she can travel over here and get to me in Québec city?
thank you

nina said...

nothing like a giveaway to bring everyone out of the woodwork! ;) congratulations on the article, a grand thing and well deserved. all of your work tugs at my heart... xo

Patsy Paterno said...

Love! You make such adorable things! always! patsy

viv sliwka said...

Catherine Rutherford

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Deborah Darling said...

I love this Viv and everything you do, You are a joy and inspiration to us all x x x x x x x x

Deborah Garcia said...

Yea! I figured out how to comment. I see, Viv, that you already entered my name...so I am not trying to double my chances (LOL) but I sincerely want to add my voice to all those who love your skill, whimsy, and sense of fun. Best wishes...

Sue said...

Viv, I adore your gorgeous creations. Now I am on the prowl for my own copy of Homespun! Thank you for entering me in your fun giveaway. Sue

Michelle said...

I love your work, all of it, so would really love to win a piece of it! xx

Paula Collins said...

Such a talent its inspirational!

loutonkin.com said...

Viv it's all as wonderful as ever, you are consistently brilliant. I would of course love to win & I'm keeping my fingers crossed about so many things this week that I will just very happily add one of your creations to the list & share it around
xx

Jacqui Galloway said...

I love the brooch and would love to win it. Used to play that game. Jacqui aka livingwithethel x

SoniaBS said...

I love how I still keep finding new and beautiful things through Facebook. Your work is stunning. I'm in <3

❤ Cute Soy ★ said...

Aw, the giveaway is worldwide?

Your craft is really cute, I love sewing is your focus on that?

I also loved you promote rescuing in your blog, I have 5, 6 recently but one died. We have dogs and cats, all elderly, sick, never buying, no, no :D

Happy sunday!

Kathy said...

This is so beautiful in it's simplicity!

viv sliwka said...

Jenny O'Neill

Sue said...

I've just become acquainted with your wonderful art!!Looking at all the wonderful things while we're having major flooding here in CO, should start to dry out next week. Off to look at more of your really neat stuff! Sue

Hope Amen said...

Hi Viv, love your creative style. Nice to see a spread done on you. Congrats!

Lina Aggerholm said...

Just love your work. It is so beautiful.Wonderful give away.
Hugs from Lina

jone hallmark said...

well, I just got back from France - workshops at Les Soeurs Anglaises.... and here is your giveaway. You and I have many mutual friends (Becky Bus - vintage fairy tales - and Di - tinkering by the sea)
Your pin is beautiful....but so is everything that you make. You are a huge inspiration and last year Di brought gifts from you to those of us meeting up in France.

I hope to meet you one day...BIG hugs!
Jone aka.polkadotponie.blogspot.com

Jo Baggott said...

I'm going in again, crossing fingers and toes in hope. It's a very beautiful piece Viv, a credit to you x

Jane George said...

so very gorgeous!!! thank you for another giveaway xxxx