Sunday, 13 July 2014

Cottage Daisies Applique Lavender Pillows For Handmade Monday


More glorious sunshine this week, what a wonderful summer we're having so far this year.

Other than making birthday pressies (nothing i can show you yet...) i've also had some applique fun with some of the fabrics from my 'Tiny Flowers' collection, as always i look forward to hearing your thoughts :)


Cottage Daisies Lavender Pillows


I wanted to make these lavender pillows the kind that you might display around the house to add a cosy cottagey feel, the kind that makes it feel like home. They are a fairly generous 14.5 x 8.5cms and look just as cute propped on a shelf or window sill as they do hanging in a cupboard.


The body is a gorgeously soft organic linen and i have machine stitched the applique pieces and also machine embroidered some extra details like the smoke coming from the cottage's chimney and the stems on the daisies.



As always, they are filled with my favoured combination of pure sheep's wool and cotswold lavender and they smell heavenly :)


They are available to buy now as a set from my website, Etsy shop and other outlets priced £15.50.

My Tiny Flowers fabrics are available to buy from my Spoonflower shop.


In Other News...

How about a bit of cute to end on... we were driving along a local country lane when a little bird walked across the road in front of us followed by a flurry of what looked like autumn leaves... on closer inspection it was a mummy quail with a brood of tiny chicks! I just managed to lean out the window and get a snap of the last one to make it into the safety of the hedgerow :)



What have you been up to this week? I'm off over to Handmade Harbour to find out :)

Thank for dropping by! x

18 comments:

  1. The lavender bags are lovely. I am glad that the baby quails made it across the road. I am not sure I would recognise a quail.

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    1. Thank you!

      I only recognised them because we saw some for sale in our local garden centre a while back... i'm not sure they really live in the wild, i think these could have bee escapees :) x

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  2. They are perfect! I love your attention to detail, the matching hanging tab is lovely, so much nicer than just using a length of ribbon!

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    1. Aww thank you Josie, i'm glad you like them! x

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  3. So cute, these are lovely, I especially love the flower one xx

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  4. Your lavender pillows are absolutely gorgeous I'm sure they'll be a huge hit, the fabrics are perfect. Cute chick too! Xx

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  5. These are so pretty & am sure they'd look lovely hanging up. Bet they smell great too!!

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    1. Thank you, i'm glad you like them! :)

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  6. Lavender pillows what a great idea love your work

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  7. I love the applique designs on your lavender bags, I imagine they smell divine.

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  8. These are a lovely use of your smaller motif fabrics as you still keep a sense of the fabric even in smallish pieces. I love the yellow next to the red too!

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  9. I really like applique and your 2 pillows are v v nice :) x

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Your lovely comments are much appreciated x