Thursday, 7 October 2010

Lavender Love

While I had all the laces and embellishments out to make the challenge pillow, I thought I might as well make a couple of other things. I do love little lavender pillows, the scent of lavender is so soothing and little pillows just look so sweet scattered about.

I had put a couple of images from a lovely old book I had found a little while ago, on the same page as the challenge pic, to fill the space. Couldn't just leave them lying around, had to use them, didn't I, lol? Well, I only managed to use one, hand stitching and embellishing takes time but I think it is worth it. This little lavender pillow is covered in antique and vintage lace, sweet little lace motifs, mother-of-pearl buttons and sparkling crystal bicones.

And what else have I achieved today? Hmm, not an awful lot, lol, a few loads of laundry, making an even bigger mess with all my laces and craft things, and thats about it. Perhaps tomorrow will be tidy-up day. My family lives in hope.

Toodlepip xxx


Anonymous said...

Oh, I adore your lavender pillow , Liz ! It's fabulous !


Serenata said...

Liz I think that must be my most favourite pillow you have made so far. It is absolutely beautiful and the print is perfect.

I've been a bit naughty today... had a wee bit of a spending spree ;-) Now I'm sewing hexi's

as for tidying Bah creative spirits can't be doing with that!

Sarah said...

Well you are on a roll! Don't tidy up yet, make some more. It's such a beautiful lavender sachet and the drawing is so sweet. It must be so hard to decide which laces to use.

Tina @ TinyBear said...

So so beautiful Liz
Love it
xo Tina

Yitte said...

The lavender pilows are really gorgeous. Love all the details and the lace.

Floss said...

That really is lovely, Liz. In answer to your question about how the family copes when I'm away, French school-hours are a real advantage: the boys are in school from 8.30 to 5.00 most days, so Ben can go to work without totally abandoning them to hours alone at home. They are pretty independent anyway now, and always do the school journey on their own. But the three of them do tend to do crazy things while I'm away! Late nights, strawberries for breakfast, Macdonalds one evening... and why not?

harmony and rosie said...

My goodness, that is stunning. Liz you are a very clever cookie x

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Oooh, these are just gorgeous! Love every detail.
Have a wonderful evening.

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

How lovely is your sachet!!! All the little details are just beautiful.

Home and Heart said...

So dear!! Just lovely!!

Suz said...

Those are lovely. I am working on some for a swap and they are pretty but yours is quite spectacular!


Rustique Gal said...

Liz, I love it! It's so pretty, and all that work! Of course you had to use the picture and make the mess. That's how it works. Enjoy and welcome home.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

It's just beautiful, Liz and certainly a very good excuse for the mess you made :-)!!!

Catje said...

Oh, I'm so gonna use this as inspiration! I have been gathering a bit of lace and stuff too, seeing all you do with it, and now is the time to take the plunge! (Putting myself under a lot of pressure here, but that might actually do the trick!) :)

Have a good weekend!

Xela said...

Ich liebe Lavendelkissen und deins ist wieder zauberhaft geworden, bekomme ich glatt Lust auch welche zu machen. Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Tag Lizzy

Dorthe said...

Hi sweet Liz,
such a beautifull pillow-the print is so sweet, and all the lace flowers just belongs there, it is a wonderfull piece of art, dear, I love it.

ben... MinnieM... mais toute seule... said...

Love your pillows !!!

Viola said...

Another fabulous piece !!