Tuesday 6 December 2011

Round, like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel...

The Windmills of your mind Performed by Noel Harrison

xThank you so much for all your kind comments left on my previous post.x
I have had a lovely couple of surprises just lately.  

Firstly, back in October rebecca from poshyarns asked if I could submit a couple of images for possible inclusion in an article 'What's on the Web', she was writing for Handmade Living.
I share the article with seedsandstitches and jessieandbuddugtheshop .

 I also received a copy of Sew Somerset and towards the back ...
a small feature about one of my needlecases.

I am a very lucky girl.
I have spent today updating Folksy, Etsy and madebyhandonline.
All my shops can be found at the top under the header, if you fancy a butchers.

Hand stitched necklace, made from antique Parisian velvet millinery leaves and American softly, worn, torn Suffolk Puffs.   
The necklace is shown here on a very small Form.


Over the last ten years or so, as a mum of two growing girls, I could and still now, never wholly rely on going to my cosmetics and finding it all there.   Nothing is sacred....tweezers, mascara, hair brush, straighteners...oh the list goes on and on.   I'm sure many of you will understand this phenomena.   So I thought that this little zipped purse/cosmetics pouch might make things perfectly clear. 
Back of purse
Front of purse
 Two handbags with long handles for wearing across the body.

Finally onto a pattern I bought from this sublime Hay-on-Wye Drapers merchant and mills.
They have a core collection of dress patterns, fabrics and notions.  
The patterns are a thing of beauty, made of card.  
Simple and beautiful.
So here is my pattern for the Trapeze dress.  
I have ordered my pure wool suiting fabric from eBay and I will show you the mess I make of it,
when completed.
I can put a bag and a purse together, but a dress is another matter.
Wish me luck, I may be gone some time!

I had a fabulous day at the V&H Fair.  
Thank you so much to everyone who came along and supported Hen's Teeth...
a day to remember.
Thanks for stopping by. x


manon 21 said...


J'aime ton travail



Hesta Nesta said...

Hi Viv
It was great to see you both on Saturday, I'm only sorry I didn't get much of a chance to have a wander and a spend! I love the necklace you have made, absolutely stunning, you are very clever.
Jo xx

Murgatroyd said...

Particularly LOVE the necklace Viv!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Of course I LOVE it all...your birds are so whimsical and evocative. I adore the purse, so much, and yes, you are lucky, but you DESERVE it.

Love catching up with you.

Love across the miles and keep that needle flying,


Sea Angels said...

Such fabulous new about your magazine features...so pleased for you hope you had a super day at the fair xxx
Hugs Lynn xxxx

Pene said...

I bought handmade living for the first time yesterday in tesco's and was thrilled when I saw you in it!! Well done
Pene x

carole johnston said...

Wonderful, I imagine this is going to make you even busier..congratulations Viv very well deserved.

Sarah B said...

Good on you for your magazine mentions, that must be do thrilling.
Your goodies are so pretty as usual. I recently discovered that haberdashery and it looks amazing. I sm looking forward to placing an order :)

found and sewn said...

love the necklace, wish i could have made it to the fair and great new about the magazine!!

Woodwitch said...

Great to hear that you are being published and getting more recognition... and as for 'nothing is sacred' (sigh.. that's something I mutter on a regular basis). If I had a pound for every time I go searching for an eyeliner... some powder.. a pair of my shoes... and find them in my teenage girls rooms.. I'd be a very rich woman indeed :) x

Elizabeth said...

you are an artist.. no doubt.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Congrats on all the new publications.
Your goodies tear at the heartstrings... I can see why they would find your art a perfect subject.
Susan x

Anonymous said...

it wont stop them...the girls, I mean, bu tnice try.

I love the bag... and the brooch... as usual. I love them all.

Aunt Jane's Attic said...

Everythings wonderful xxx

Jane said...

Ooh, living it all, Viv. As per usual. I'd love to read those articles about your work, if at all possible. It brings me such pleasure to see you getting such well-deserved recognition and praise. J x

Twiglet said...

Congrats on getting your lovely work into the mags - love your bags and purses. x Jo

Lynne said...

I was browsing in Smiths today and spotted a cetain something that looked familiar in the Living magazine. I was delighted to see your work. I usually miss all these delights, living away as I do. Congratulations!

Cowgirl Red said...

Loving it all!! terah

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Richly deserved, well done Viv! Loving your latest pieces, the dogs are great. Lesley x

Xènia said...

Hello, I couldn't help to simply love your dissigns (I'm not a very good drawer), and I "copy" the idea for a family present this Xmas... hope you don't mind, you can see it in www.salipatch.blogspot.com... very gratefull from Barcelona,