Another sunny week - woohoo! Apart from anything else its so lovely to be able to take product photos without waiting days and days for favourable conditions...! I keep getting distracted by other beauties in the garden though, like this gorgeous poppy...
... around for such a short time but stunning while it lasts :)
Nesting Birds Lavender Pillows
Regular visitors to my blog will recognise the 'nesting birds' design on this fabric from my Birds Of A Feather Collection (follow the link to my spoonflower store for more details).
I still really love it and i think it works well with these little lavender pillows - perfect for slipping into a draw to keep everything smelling super fresh! I love the soft pastel colours too, i could see these working well in a nursery amongst adorably tiny new baby clothes :)
They are stuffed with a combination of pure British wool and delicious cotswold dried lavender.
Each pillow measured 9x9cms. A set of three can be purchased for £11.00 from my Etsy shop and other outlets.
'Books Are Better With...' Bookmarks
I couldn't resist creating a couple more bookmarks this week... i think i have a new crafting addiction!
As with last week's, there is a theme - 'books are better with...'. So far i have 'a cup of tea'...
... featuring an applique floral tea cup with hand embroidered saucer and wording...
... and 'at the beach', featuring an applique sun umbrella and lounger with embroidered details and wording.
They are both made from top quality natural white linen and are available for £6.50 from my Etsy shop and other outlets.
That's it for me on the making front for this week, although i do have some more projects in the early planning stages which i look forward to sharing with you in due course... :)
Mystery Flower Time!
So.... last week's mystery had a few of you scratching your heads... there were some superb guesses but no correct answers! (although an honourable mention goes to Ginx Craft and Highland Monkeys who went out and tried eating 'furry' radish leaves :) i applaud your curious natures, being interested certainly keeps life interesting!!
The green leaves with the little red roots are actually very young beetroot! We've been thinning out our beetroot rows at the allotment and they make a delicious and colourful addition to a summery salad :) When the roots are tiny like this you can just add them into the mix, as they get bigger they're a bit hard to have raw but the leaves are still mild and tasty - a little like lambs lettuce.
The little lilac flowers (which i probably should have given you a better photo of!) are rosemary flowers and they are sooooo delicious! Much milder and softer in flavour than rosemary leaves and a really unusual and pleasant treat amongst the usual salad favs (do let me know if you give them a go!)
I'm off to explore the mysteries and delights of the crafty linky party that is Handmade Monday... do pop along if you haven't been before, there are always lots of lovely things to see!
Have a wonderful week! x