Saturday, 17 December 2011

WEEKEND FLASH SALE!!!

Hello!
Anyone in need of some last minute goodies? I am offering a **FLASH SALE** in my etsy store RIGHT NOW!
Enter the coupon code I have created :- FLASHSALEWEEKEND on checkout and receive a MASSIVE 40% off your order total on ALL items-no exclusions!! Simply purchase your items as normal ( at these prices you can afford a little something for yourself too!) and enter the code FLASHSALEWEEKEND in the coupon box on checkout, your order will then be discounted by 40% - wow! I have tons of lovely goodies and accessories all hand made by me in my store right now,but will be adding tons of new delights early next year, so take advantage of this one-time offer and help me make a little space for the new stocks :)
Be quick!- 40% discount code is THIS WEEKEND ONLY!
This is the link to my store > http://vividspirit.etsy.com All purchases will be carefully packaged and sent via First Class Mail on Monday morning. (postage will also combine automatically to give you the very best price)

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

I'm still here!!

I'm still here-after something of a
challenging week!...

New art tags in my etsy store-CLICK HERE to visit :)

Plus lots more goodies to share with you...Like these :-


and these.....

Stop by my stores for the perfect gift for that 'hard to buy' type...or even a little something for yourself ( you deserve it! )

Monday, 5 December 2011

Chocolate and Honey

Textile Art Brooch Flower Corsage on presentation card, made using delicate fabrics and beads, attached to a brooch pin with safety clasp.

So very pretty and really lightweight too so won't drag your clothes!
Flowers measure (approx) 9 cm ( 3") diameter.
I am can make smaller or larger versions on request, and welcome wedding and party orders!
Available for sale RIGHT HERE!

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Fabric Art Necklace

Triple strands of beautiful knotted and beaded fabric embellished with tiny handmade fabric flowers-an amazing statement piece which works equally as well with a classic smart outfit or a hippy/boho style-depending on your mood!
This design measures (approx) 36" at the longest strand. The layered strands are attached and neatly bound at the back of the neck so the piece stays in place and does not twist or tangle-really is stunning when worn!


Available for sale HERE!

Monday, 28 November 2011

HANDMADE*ooak*TEXTILE*art*FABRIC*SCRAP BOOK*ALBUM*&*TAGS

I am delighted to be offering for sale this lovely fabric art album!
It is filled with pockets and tags of handmade textile art goodies all with a beachy theme. This piece is so lavishly layered and embellished !
Includes eight embellished pages ( not including the outside covers which are also decorated of course!) of layered fabric collage which include lace,papers,real seashell,beads,glass, and stitchery, including my own hand dyed fabric and beads .
The front cover is embellished with a fish design and fabric additions,just beautiful!
Tons of details in this special tactile piece of art.
I have taken lots of pics but not nearly enough to do it justice!

There is room,if you so wish, for your own additions if desired, a lovely keepsake for ephemera,scraps of special artwork and letters,memories of a day at the seaside....or simply enjoy it just as it is, as there are lots of delicately detailed tags already included-whatever inspires you the most!
Designed to be handled so firmly finished and stitched over, despite the shabby chic appearance!
This book measures ( approximately ) 5" or so, square ( not including all the trails of lace and fiber embellishments) and ( approx) 3" thick.
A really delightful piece of truly unique art!
Totally original one of a kind - a perfect treat for you or gift for someone special!
Strictly one of a kind! Available for sale HERE - please click the link for details.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Friday, 25 November 2011

Sketchbook Stuff ...

I haven't shared any images from my sketchbook for a while so I figured it was about time!
I am working on some preliminaries for new paintings, lots of smudging and shading with my lovely rich new oil based drawing pencil-bliss!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

The Poetess

One of my newest creations, this is 'The Poetess'.
A mixed media painting on 4" x 6" deep block gallery wrapped canvas. Softly pensive, this piece has a lovely calm feeling and is finished with a double layer of artist's acrylic varnish. Sides of the canvas are also painted so no need for a frame.Currently available for sale in my store CLICK HERE FOR MORE!

Monday, 21 November 2011

'REFLECTIONS' HANDMADE*TEXTILE*art*FABRIC*book*Pocketsize*





'Reflections' is one in a limited edition series of mixed media and fabric art books I am currently working on

This piece is designed as a miniature journal/sketchbook .It explores a joyful series of drawings and inspirational quotes.
Includes paints,high density pigments,inks oils. The book measures (approx) 4" square and is made from fabric which has been primed and painted.
I have created my drawings using permanent ink and colour pigments.
The idea is that this will be an inspirational series of small artworks captured within a tactile book which can be displayed at home in your favourite viewing spot or perhaps carried with you for quiet moments to enjoy.
Currently available for sale in my store-please CLICK HERE for full details.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

ACEOs....new designs 'Happiness'


This is 'Happiness'.
Another shiny new ACEO art doll creation to share with you today! Please visit my ebay store to view the latest additions this week by clicking HERE!!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Thursday, 17 November 2011

where to begin?!

I have completed moving in and have been busy this week making the most of the time in my new studio whilst awaiting re-connection to the internet-and now I don't know where to start! We will kick things off today with this one,TONS more goodies and art treats to follow - enjoy!

Available for sale now,beaded wire bracelet,handmade to fit standard 7 and 1/2" ( approx 19cm) wrist- £20 inc free UK postage-please let me know if you are interested,as this is not yet listed in my store( although I am working on that part later!!)

Friday, 11 November 2011

It's been a while....

I am currently borrowing a little internet time to update all my online sites and stores-we moved house, so not up and running fully yet, but normal service will,however, resume shortly!
In the meantime we are all enjoying settling into our new home...although the cast are becoming a little stir crazy after a week of indoors-only activity and have taken to gazing wistfully from every window and scowling a lot :)
I promise, now you are fully confident indoors and have all been treated to spanking new collars and tags, that you will be allowed out to play this weekend, my fluffy friends!!

Saturday, 29 October 2011

HaNdMadE CHRISTMAS hearts Decorations in SILK




Beautiful silk dupion heart for hanging on your tree or just around the home! Available in my store NOW- limited stock!!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Princess Delicious

Fiber art necklace made from soft lightweight cotton jersey this piece has a quality jersey frill with such a lovely drape and a delicate offset chiffon/net and beaded trim.
Button closure for a comfy fit this piece looks so beautiful worn and will finish off any outfit to perfection!
( Particularly stunning worn with strapless or off-shoulder styles and an up-do!)
Measures ( approx ) 18" to sit beautifully at the base of the neck.
Please CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

New Fiber Art Earrings

If you have a penchant for statement jewellery then these will be an absolute treat for you! Available in a host of stunning colours ( do contact me if you cannot see the shades you are looking for, I am happy to oblige!)
These lightweight drops are suspended on hypo-allergenic antique bronze colour hooks and hang ( approx ) about 2" in total.
I have had so many compliments already wearing some of these,and my daughter (21) had also snapped some up,so they suit all types and ages!
They are very light and comfy to wear and can be created in any colour combos on request.
Truly a one-off this is a lovely gift for someone special or maybe a well-deserved treat for yourself!Please CLICK HERE to buy!

Monday, 10 October 2011

ONE DAY FLASH SALE!!

Flash sale one day only -

20% off in my ebay store 11TH TO 12TH OCT ONLY-take advantage of a major clearance prior to my house move! To visit my store now PLEASE CLICK HERE!

Friday, 7 October 2011

in the works...progress shots


Gorgeous layers of warm tones for a commissioned piece I am currently working on...I'm also fixing to move house so this is a VERY welcome and enjoyable piece in-between packing boxes and cleaning cupboards!!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Studio Assistant...


I am jealous that you do not pay me enough attention in the studio when you are working, therefore I will keep sneaking up onto your table ( I am sure you don't see me) and help you along by chewing on paintbrushes whilst you have your hands full and can't stop to put me down ..... if this is a problem for you, perhaps you could give me some munchies so I have something else to chew on? :D

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

*STAINED GLASS Art *PENDANTS* NEW*

Beautiful stained glass pendant...

Supplied on matching coloured cord with a silver plated clasp it hangs at approx 24" long. Pendant measures (approx) 2" long and 3/4" across.
These are all designed and cut from scratch by me from beautiful stained glass sheets and I solder and make them by hand.
This one is a semi-opaque,in a stunning hot toffee/caramel colour variation

click here for more details!!

Monday, 3 October 2011

Fern Choker Necklace



Fiber art choker style necklace made my own hand dyed cotton muslin with a delicate silk and hand dyed muslin trim ,with beaded embellishments.


Button closure for a comfy fit, this piece looks so beautiful worn and will finish off any outfit to perfection!
Measures ( approx ) 15 around" .
Strictly one of a kind - please CLICK HERE for more pics :)


This item will be shipped in a box!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Textile Art Leaf Earrings...

Treat yourself with these lovely earrings-they are proving SO popular already so won't be in stock for long!
Fabric art earrings in a leafy shape, these are brilliant for making a statement whilst still being incredibly lightweight!
Each leaf measures about 5cm long,and is made using embroidery over silks for stunning mix of colours. They hang from brass coloured (nickel free) hooks with a delicate bead embellishment to finish-luscious!!
Truly a one-off this is a lovely gift for someone special or maybe a well-deserved treat for yourself!

Please click HERE for purchase details

Monday, 26 September 2011

FLOWER PINS

Textile Art Brooch Corsage on presentation card, made using delicate fabrics and beads, attached to a brooch pin with safety clasp.
So very pretty and really lightweight too so won't drag your clothes!
Flowers measure (approx) 9 cm ( 3") diameter.
I am can make smaller or larger versions on request, and welcome wedding and party orders!

Tons more available in my store right now! PLEASE CLICK HERE :)

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Oh so quiet here...again...!!

...poor little blog I haven't forgotten you !
I have been in the process of searching for a new place to live as we need to downsize since #1 daughter left,so updates may be a little sporadic for a while.
I'll do my very very best!
In the meantime,I will at least try to share a photo or two for your enjoyment!
This one isn't remotely artistic and was taken off a phone,after a rainstorm,right after the perfect hairdo was achieved, but I'll share it anyways, as,for me at least-it's a massive deal having worn very long,big hair for many years ....brrr! I will need some new scarves to keep my neck warm this year,but apart from that,I'm still re-adjusting, but I definitely like it!!

Monday, 19 September 2011

poor neglected blog....

I am back....what a week !! ( but in a good way :)
More journalling samples for your enjoyment today.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Journalling Pages

a few more shots from my journal pages today...and check back soon for some new goodies I will be showing off here!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Little Handmade Books in Fabric and mixed media

Another little book from my latest collection....am busy working on some more this week :)
This one is entitled 'Love'...

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Little Handmade Books in Fabric and mixed media

Another little fabric book to share with you today-this one is entitled 'A mermaids tale' and is filled with oceanic doodlings,sketches,poetry and musings. Available for sale RIGHT HERE!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Journalling Pages

wow-this is rare, two posts in one day!
I haven't shared any journal pages in quite a while, so I thought I would treat you to a few glimpses this week!


easily amused....

I just love how the simplest thing can provide so much laughter and amusement with a kitten around.... :)

Monday, 5 September 2011

Textile Art Book 'LAUGH'

Another in this new series of little fabric mixed media books, this one is entitled 'Laugh' and is filled with drawings,musings and smiles :)
Available in my ebay store PLEASE CLICK HERE to visit !

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Don't turn your back....


Seriously...if you turn your back on an open fabric drawer in this place for two seconds some cheeky sod will hop right in and claim it as his own.... :)

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Love , Peace and Harmony



I am so delighted to be offering this new trio of paintings for sale this month! 'Love Peace and Harmony' are a series of three paintings,linked as a trio via rope and eyelets-what a fabulous idea, I couldn't wait to get working on ideas when I saw this beautiful canvas style! each individual canvas measures approx 8" square and the ropes that combine the pieces can be adjusted via toggles on the back. I have displayed them without a little over an inch inbetween each work on the photos, but they can be closer or further apart if preferred.
This delightful set combines a mixture of media including pastels and collage, layered with gesso and acrylic paints. The finish is attractively textural and each piece has been given a double coat of clear gloss artist's varnish for a gorgeous finish. Available for sale right now-please visit my ebay store for more photos and further details by CLICKING HERE!

Monday, 29 August 2011

in the works...progress shots

'The Collector'..she is progressing well this weekend-I look forward to sharing the finished piece with you very soon!


Sunday, 28 August 2011

New Headbands now In Stock!

I have some fabulous new headband designs in stock for the Autumn season-these are truly the most comfy headbands you will ever wear!



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