Thursday, 11 March 2010

I finished it!


I know, I was supposed to have finished it days ago, but life gets in the way of things occasionally. Quite often, actually. Like sudden lightbulb moments when some other crafty stuff just has to be done right away, or the many wonderful blogs one just has to read, people one just has to chat with on msn, and especially doggie love. Poppy is feeling sorry for herself and needs mega cuddles.

You remember this post, when I just couldn't decide which lavender pillow to make? And in the end I decided to make both, with a few adjustments after the helpful comments I received. I made the second design first and showed it here.

And I have finally finished the second one. I changed thing around a little bit, hopefully for the better, but kept it all nice and symmetrical. That does please my pair-loving heart, lol. Now I just have to decide which one I am going to keep and which one I am going to send to my mum.


I am so glad I got both finished now, I can put my sewing machine away again for a bit, and carry on with my lovely Manos del Uruguay wrap, which has been sadly neglected the last couple of weeks.

THE 100TH FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY IS STILL OPEN UNTIL SUNDAY EVENING. DON'T FORGET TO ENTER!

27 comments:

Manka said...

Liz, it's breathtakingly beautiful!!!

hugs:Manka

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

HI DEAR LULULIZ, YOUR PILLOWS ARE JUST WONDERFUL! I HOPE YOU FEEL PROUD, CAUSE YOU SHOULD!

I LOVED SEEING YOUR MONDAY MORNING WALK IN THE PREVIOUS POST. WHAT A GOOD DOGGY YOU HAVE!

HUGS, JUDY

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Liz, Your second pillow turned out gorgeous also! I'm sure your Mom will her pillow, no matter which one you decide to send her.
Hugs,
Julia

Kissed by an Angel said...

It's turned out wonderfully!! I really love it!!! Your Mum will be thrilled whichever one you give her!!!
xxxx

LissyLou said...

so pretty!! love it x

Dorthe said...

Dear Liz,

Beautifull, beautifull,
I love it, and the laces you used are real wonderfull, I would not know ,which one to keep, if I were you.Here in DK we have a childrens rime we are saying, and for every word we point from one to the other, -the last word said, and pointed ,is the one to keep.......
You made two ever so gorgeus little pillows.
Hugs, Dorthe

Sarah said...

Oh well done Liz! We do put a lot of pressure on you to get a move on don't we? Just as well aye?!!

Anyway I think it's turned out splendidly. Love the little button flowers half way down the photo. The ticking adds a lovely bit of colour, but those laces, my golly they are beautiful.

How does one choose? Well I'm sticking to the first one you made, there's something about it, who knows what. I'm sure you'd guess which one your mother would pick.

Elizabethd said...

Maybe your mum would like both.....they are so lovely!

Quiltnbee said...

Oh, I love this one the best =-) There's nothing wrong with symmetry...even nature agrees! =-) They are both lovely...

Isobel said...

Awwwwwwww, so beautiful!! Well done, Liz! It is really gorgeous.
xx

Croap Queen said...

Don't know how your Mum is going to choose between those 2 lovelies!

Clever old stick aren't you?
JJ

made with love said...

I bet your mum would love them both. Well done Liz.
Have fun,
Rachael XX

Tumbleweed Trails said...

I love how the pillow turned out. You do such lovely work. What a pair you and your machine are together.
Jody

Kate said...

Utterly, utterly gorgeous!!!!

xxx

Mary Poppins said...

Gorgeous I love them both, I don't know why but I have a feeling this pretty one may be making it's way to your mum, tis extra special :0)

Well done I love it and am looking forward, thanks to you, to having my own little go :0)

Hugs

X

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Liz,

Absolutely stunning my friend! I adore absolutely every detail...well done!

Hugs,
Karyn

MarmaladeRose said...

Beautiful, really, really beautiful. I love it, don't put the sewing machine away make more!

Kelly said...

Wow! Didn't that come out beautifully? I love it, you must be really proud!
Your Mum is going to love them! I bet she won't be able to pick!!!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Hi Liz,
I am nuts over your latest pillow collage. The combination of fabric & lace is beautiful. I am very behind on my blogging, I had to read thru your posts. I have to tell you I collect tintypes, I use them in a lot of my altered art, especially love to use them on altered bottles. Those you showed are awesome. I share your love of Dianes tags, I am very inspired by her work. Lisa

Andi's English Attic said...

It's absolutely beautiful. A lovely piece. Don't know how you're going to decide. Good luck! xx

Debby said...

WOW!!! IT is stunning and I love it.
debby

Rebecca said...

I love the combination of the bold stripes and the delicate, nude lace. I wouldn't have come up with that marriage. So.... I will just file that information in my brain somewhere, and because of my bad memory, one day I will come up with this brilliant idea, and think it was all my own!

Torie Jayne said...

So so beautiful! What a treasure! Have a sweet day!

Florence and Mary said...

It looks fabulous!!!!

Victoria xx

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

Hi Liz! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I wanted to let you know that the aprons are on their way to you. Hope you love them. deb

Queenmothermamaw said...

Absolutely beautiful. I wish I knew how to get the lace like you do. Do you just go to thrift stores or how do you come by it? I would sure love to win one of those pillows. I will be waiting with bated breath.. I think I would put our wedding picture on it. Blessings
QMM

Catherine said...

So glad to see your finished pillow - how beautiful! The red stripe really sets off the photo and the vintages laces so wonderfully. Your antique embellishments are fabulous! Absolutely lovely pillow!