Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hen's Teeth

Welcome Viv!

name of your business or blog:
Hen's Teeth Art

Viv sliwka

City and or country you live in?
Staffordshire, UK

When I was a child I wanted to be?
Ballet dancer

I wish I’d never worn?
A vast lemon coloured, satin shirt.  It was the late 80's.

Five things on your desk right now?
Scissors, vintage envelopes, French Kilner jar (water pot), pin cushion, embroidery threads

Favorite guilty pleasure?
Buying Orchids

I’m very bad at?
Keeping focused

Favorite movie of all time?
David Lean's 'Great Expectations'

Do you collect anything?
I collect too many things to mention ... but I do adore Mother of Pearl buttons

What’s your strangest talent?
For spotting a wind fallen bird's nest.  I like to keep a few, as I find their sculptural qualities extremely inspiring and beautiful.

If you got a free plane ticket to anywhere, where would you go?
New York

How did you get started?
I have always sewn, painted, made things.   The last five years, I have been self employed and have been able to focus on my work and being thrilled to have an Etsy shop, sending my work worldwide.

Go to products that relate to your craft?
Prim art, folk art, naive stitching

How do you get inspired or stay inspired?
I stare at Pinterest a great deal.   I look through my stash, or thumb through sketchbooks too.  Reacquainting myself with objects and fabrics, haberdashery things I have collected, can inspire an idea.

How/where can people find your work?
Hens Teeth blog
Hens Teeth Esty shop

Please take the time to visit Viv's blog to see more of her work.
Thank you Viv for sharing your inspiring work with us.

now carry on,


  1. Oh, this lady is new to me, off to take a closer look at her work, interesting....

  2. Very cool things you've pictured here. Off to look at Viv's blog!

  3. Very cool stuff! My favorite is the post cards! Awesome!

  4. Such sweet, whimsical creations! Love the colors and the happiness :) Thanks for sharing--will definitely be checking out her blog.

  5. What a beautiful collection...LOVE your box so much ( :

  6. Oh my stars, these fabric pieces of art are so wonderful! Thank you for letting us know about her work!

  7. Thank you so much for this post. I am thrilled to be here and read such kind and very lovely comments about my work. Thank you again for asking. viv x

  8. I have been a huge fan of Viv's ever since I discovered her on Pinterest.... I absolutely love everything she makes.

  9. These spotlights are fabulous - another amazing artist!
    Alison x

  10. Wow, thank you Paula for sharing with us such a talented lady….I totally love these pieces and I have to pop over her blog!

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