Tuesday 27 December 2016


well, as we approaching the new year, I have been thinking a great deal about my practice and feel that, sadly, it is time to end posting here on my Blog.
My Blog has been so good to me, life enhancing in fact, as through this online diary I have made many wonderful friends, near and far.  I have had opportunities come my, which would never have happened without this connection to so many creative people and organisations.
A huge thank you to all those lovely people that have been with me all of the way starting back in 2008 and to newer folks who have popped by to read my ramblings.
If you feel you would like to stay connected, I have a Newsletter email, which I send out every couple of months and I regularly use Instagram...both links can be found on the side bar.
A huge thank you to all readers and I wish you a very happy, prosperous and creative 2017.
Viv x

Thursday 1 December 2016

Hens Teeth Art 'Sale' alert

a very quick post just to say that I am hosting a sale in my Etsy shop.  Many items are heavily discounted.
Here is link if you fancy a browse.
Thanks for stopping by X

Wednesday 23 November 2016


just  quick post to show you my latest Brooches.  Free machine embroidered girls in a hand embroidered flower garden, with teeny Bee.
Available in my Etsy shop.   A little bit of summertime colour to brighten an outfit.
Thanks for stopping by X

Sunday 30 October 2016

The winner is ....


a huge, huge thank you to everyone who entered my Giveaway.
It was so lovely to receive your kind comments.
I am very happy to announce the
winner chosen at random by my hubby, is


Liniecat if you can email : hensteethart@gmail.com with your details please.
Thank you again 
all very best

Sunday 23 October 2016

Hen's Teeth ***Giveaway***

Hello there,

I thought it was about time I offered a Bloggy 'Giveaway'... whoop!

I have one pack of Cat and Dog designs (6 designs in total) as the Giveaway.  

3 cats and 3 dog designs, hand screen printed onto 
7 x 7" / 17 x 17cm 
100% white cotton. 
Washable too!

They are available here ... 
but in the meantime, if you would like to enter the Giveaway, just write a little comment here on my Blog and I will draw a winner at random on Sunday 30th October 7pm UK gmt, which will be when I announce the winner too, here on my Blog.
International entries welcome.
Thanks so much.
Viv X

Tuesday 4 October 2016

A day at Hope & Elvis studio.

I spent a most enjoyable day, a couple of Saturdays ago, attending a Workshop delivered by 
You will probably know that Lisa has created, over the last 15 years or so beautiful imagery for fashion and home ware, together with her own ranges of greetings cards and artworks.
Here are a few snaps of her current range of artworks and greetings cards.

Only a week or two before she had published a book for children, entitled 'Handstand'.  

The day was about 'doodling on cloth'.   Louise aka Hope & Elvis had furnished us with all sorts of interesting textiles and ephemera, all vintage, for us to use on the day.

If you haven't been to H & E, it is a very inspiring and uplifting place to spend a day.   Louise has exhibited works purchased from visiting artist practitioners, who have delivered workshops there.

Back to Lisa's work...

and the lady herself.

A super day , with very good friends and I achieved absolutely nothing, other than an awful lot of chatting.   But, I did come away with more of an insight into the business side of illustration (the good, the bad and the ugly) and a promise to myself to have more confidence and self belief in my work.

Thanks for stopping by. X

Tuesday 6 September 2016

I have been enjoying free machine embroidery, making brooches and necklaces....these girls and Bunnies placed in a hand embroidered flower garden.

The necklaces below hang from textured vintage linen, with buttons and tiny details.

I have popped these necklaces and brooches into my madebyhandonline shop.
Madebyhandonline have updated their website this week, to a new and much more user friendly format, which includes a international delivery option.    Incredibly supportive to us makers and customers alike, Katie and team are extremely professional and genuinely lovely.

Well, that me for today.
Thanks for stopping by X

Friday 19 August 2016


I now have more designs available for Crafters ... 6 'Bird' designs pack and 3 'Girl' designs pack...all hand printed onto a choice of 100% white cotton or calico.    Ideal for patchwork, embroidery etc.
Available in my Etsy shop.

Thanks for stopping by X

Thursday 18 August 2016

A few packs available today ...
I will be printing onto purchased plain cottons in the future, as I have run out of vintage fabrics from my own personal collection.   There will, however, be the odd vintage pieces here and there when I can source appropriate fabrics.
Thanks for stopping by X

Tuesday 16 August 2016

Cutting, printing, ironing, packing, posting .... 
Big thank you to all who have purchased a Craft Pack of my designs,
 printing on vintage and newer fabrics.

Monday 15 August 2016

recent works, all based on beautiful, old envelopes.   A real challenge to stitch and work around the interesting writing, type and stamps, but thoroughly enjoyable.

 All available in my Etsy shop.

Thanks for stopping by X

Sunday 14 August 2016

Sunday 10 July 2016

here we have some of the work created by the ladies that came along to the 
'Haberdashery Brooch' Workshop at Unit Twelve Studio, Staffordshire.  Delivered by yours truly.
We had a super friendly, creative day...I thoroughly enjoyed every moment.

 Many of the pieces included small personal mementos, like Meg's lovely work above.


 I have been very happy to accept invitations to deliver forthcoming workshops at some very exciting venues.   For example, Hope and Elvis in Nottinghamshire, this coming October and 
Selvedge Magazine Shop, London in January 2017.   
At the top of this Blog, I have 'hens teeth events' link for further details of workshops I will be delivering...if you fancy joining me, for a day of fun and stitch.

Thanks for stopping by. X