Friday 31 August 2012

Little Lavender Pillow

Hi, it's the weekend!!!  I always think that Friday is the best night of the week as we have the whole of weekend to look forward to :-).

I'd like to share a couple of simple lavender pillows with you which I've made - I bought a big bag of dried lavender flowers about a month ago with the intention of making some pillows, but only got around to making a start on them last week, however there are more in the making as we speak (to be shared at a later date!)!

These remind me of what my Nanna and Grandma used to have in their drawers/wardrobe years ago!  For both of these pillows, I've recycled some left over good quality curtain lining - I've stamped the Stampendous image and the TH background (Papillion) with Versacraft Ink (this becomes permanent once heat set with an iron) and added a glittery white lace trim.  The pillow was then sewn together apart from a little part of the seam, filled with lavender then stitched up completely.  I've attached a little bow and a charm for decoration.  The flowers on the image have been lightly tinted with an Inktense pencil, although I don't think this is very visible from the photo.  I really wish you could smell this as it smells so beautiful!

I'd like to enter my creation into The Fashionable Stamping Challenge, as they have a theme of Anything Floral or Handmade Flowers at the moment.

Here's a little mini one that I made with an offcut of fabric:

This mini pillow has also been stamped in Versacraft Ink and tinted with Inktense pencils, but a little tab made from seam binding has been added to the top right corner so that it can be slipped over a clothes hanger.

Other challenges I'd like to enter are:

Everybody Art - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - Stitch It Up
That Craft Place - Vintage

I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Maria xxxxx


craftingwithmabel said...

Ooh these are really lovely, I love the smell of lavender, I used to put lavender oil on my pillow every night to help me sleep. The charm is a clever little addition.
These would make lovely little Xmas presents, well done you X

Shirl said...

Love em, love em and more mazzie especially the stamping very clever.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

Jean said...

These are lovely,especially the first one. I love that Paris stamp. Almost every one likes the scent of lavendar and these would make lovely little gifts. Jean x

Esther said...

maria these are beautiful, so pretty and vintage, can just imagine how beautiful they smell,Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC..Esther xx

Meggymay said...

These are awesome, love the stamping and can imagine the wonderful scent of Lavender. Thank you for joining us at FFSC this time.

Kezzy said...

WOW wow what a gorgeous stunning little pillow, beautiful. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog. Sorry I'm late with commenting I have been away :-) Kerry x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh Maria, these projects look absolutely stunning hun! The little pillow looks so romantic - fabby shabby chic makes!

Thanks for joining us at the FSC as well! Mwah! xx

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful little lavender bags, and thank you for the lavender I know your house must be beautifully perfumed. XOXO Zoe

Claire said...

Oooh your lavender bags are stunning, what a lovely idea and the finished products are just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at FSC this time
Claire xx

Mervi said...

Hi Maria,
wow they are gorgeous!
Great gifts!
Have a happy week;-))m

Vicky Hayes said...

Hi Maria, just back from holiday and enjoying catching up in Blogland. You've been making some absolutely stunning things - but I especially like these lavender pillows. The mini one with the tab to pop over the hanger is a great idea. Hope you're getting plenty of cuddles with your gorgeous little grandson! (Loved the pic!) Vicky x

Anonymous said...

Maria, these are stunning.
Isn't it funny that you and I used the same stamp (the stamp on your second pillow - mine is from Oxford Impressions).
Beautifully elegant and I am a sucker for lavender, so soothing.
Thank you for sharing such beauty with us at FSC this fortnight.

Mrs.B said...

Not only do you flowers look good, but they will smell good!
Gorgeous little pillows and the stamping really makes the difference.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous, not only to look at, but they will smell beautiful too.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC

Ephemera said...

Hi Maria, apologises for not visiting your blog recently, these are such beauties. I adore the the little pillow 'sew French Chic'the stamping is superb, thanks so much for sharing it with us at FSC. XX

Anonymous said...

Hiya, sorry am late getting here but my crafty secret is keeping me busy and cheeky you trying to bribe my sister for info !!!!!l I have been replying to your emails but now am not sure if you have be getting them. Anyway onto these beautiful lavender pillows. oh Maria I just love them both and your stamping on the fabric is perfect. Would be much too scared to do that in case I ruined the material , as Karen says these would make fabulous gifts , love the romantic style and the stamps are so lovely.hope all is well at home with the family and that the baby is settling into a routine now.

Take care and have. Lovely weekend.