Sunday, 28 December 2008

The sofa, chocolates and TV call to me.

Sunday ~ What a cold, raw day. I am torn between the need to be creative and get on with all of my ideas and wanting to just curl up with the family on the sofa, in front of the fire and watch Spiderman! I have an inner struggle with wanting to be a bit lazy and on the other hand, just getting on with making.
Anyway, here is a piece I made yesterday and is destined for Etsy. I really enjoy working on paper, it's the layering and fragility of the papers, and the transluscent qualities that I find really pleasing. Embroidering the paper is and can be really frustrating. The machine embroidery is very tough on the paper too but the quality of the line is beautiful to me.
The background paper is dated 1922 and has this exquisite stamp and signature dated 13/3/22.

The embroidered flowers are the last of a vintage table cloth that I picked up and have chopped and used virtually every inch of it. I shall miss it so much, as the embroidery is so vivid and useful in so many projects.
I hope you are having a great weekend and thank you for stopping by.x


Michala Gyetvai (Kayla coo) said...

Hi Viv,
I have just got back from a long walk with dog and family and it was freezing!
I do love your stitched paper and all the vintage pieces you arrange into it.
Hope your having a lovely Christmas.x

Gigibird said...

I think you should veg out on the sofa with the chocolates....
The only creative thing I have managed is writing ideas and drawing in my ideas book.

Jackie said...

Sometimes you just HAVE to allow yourself to be a bit lazy. Don't be feeling guilty.

Sal said...

I love your ideas... to be honest I need to sit down and read through your blog which I only just discovered a few days ago

For my sins, I went to a football match today... and froze. My team lost and even though I am back at home, I am still daft is that,when I could be doing lovely crafty things instead?!!


Margaret said...

well done you! gorgeous piece of work! I've managed to read blogs but have done nothing myself, although I did re-read my Julie Arkell book lol! might just make that my New Year's project!

Danita said...

I love this piece! Well, I love all your work but this one is my latest favorite :)
Happy New Year to you!