Yesterday here was like spring.
It was warm and a little bit sunny, and managed to get a few photos of whats growing in the garden at the moment.
Lots of purple crocus, primulas of all different shades, snowdrops and a few daffodils out in the front garden which I haven't yet photographed.
Not sure where the iris came from, it was just kind of lying there - I suspect a bird has pecked it and then dropped it, am hoping to see more.
Was pleased to catch the dew in the centre of some of the flowers.
My daughter has gone up to London today, and its left me with a bit of time to sew.
Yesterday I made the cushion that I posted about a few days ago. In the end I kept it very simple and plain.
For the first cushion using this pale dusky pink linen napkin, I left the front unadorned.
For the back I used that lovely 60's pinky peachy floral design that several people thought might look good. So it looks fresh and cheery on one side, and plain and simple the other so you can appreciate the woven design in the linen.
Then today I've managed to make two more - on a bit of a roll!
The first one I used more of the lovely 60s floral, a small woven napkin, and added a bit of punchiness with some turquoise floral fabric. I used a thick striped woven cotton french style ticking stripe for the bands and the back.
Then I finally found a rather scrappy piece of vintage natural coloured linen cut off the back of an old cushion from the 30s or 40s that I had been searching for, and teamed it with some cheerful french vintage style reproduction fabrics to make a pieced top and bottom.
I used a brownish/mulberryish coloured thick vintage toile for the back, adding a band of red gingham.
I have managed to work out how to add extra tabs or pages to my blog at last, so if anyone is interested there are a few more pictures of these cushions under the made by me tab, and also a few more floral photos under flowers.
This is so I don't bore you with too many photos in my posts, but if you're in the mood for more they are there!!! Also means I can add stuff without necessarily doing a post, cos it seems to take me ages some times to write a post - sometimes it eats too much into my precious family/pet/sewing time!!!
Hope you are all having a wonderful half term if its that time with you, and thanks for all your lovely comments!!! I do enjoy reading them!
As a few people asked, I will post soon about the puppy party which did not really live up to its name - I suspected this would be the case as it was held at the vets!! More soon!!
Have a great weekend!!