Sunday, January 16, 2011

CL Inspiration

I got my recent issue of Country Living magazine last week: despite being disappointed in the lack of red/pink/sugary Valentines Day items I was impressed with their 'New Way to Do Lace' feature.  I am totally in love with this bench, but sadly there isn't an inch to spare in this house for another piece of furniture.

Below that this pillow caught my eye:

One of those rare events occured where I just so happened to have ample linen in my stash to make my own version, as well as a vintage doily or two.  Not just any vintage doily, but one of many crocheted by my own grandmother some time in her past.  I even had a pillow form, so there was nothing to do but get to it.

The linen is a pale, pale pink.  I have never sewn with linen before and discovered what a treat it is to handle. It's so soft and drapey; I can only imagine it's going to wear well.
I looked up the artist who made the pillow featured in Country Living: their etsy listing is here and definitely worth a look.

I've been doing a fair amount of cross stitch lately and finished this freebie from A Mon Ami Pierre:

So there you have it; a few new decorations for Valentine's Day.  Now that my Christmas tree is finally down I'm even more eager to get more heart-themed stitching done.  I have a cute project to share hopefully this week that My Favorite Girl and I worked on: I'm just waiting for her to finish so I can take a picture.

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Pumpkin said...

I can see why you love that bench!

Omigosh Jenn! What a fantastic job you did and how weird that you had everything to make the pillow :o) I like the idea that your grandmother made the doily.

Congrats on your finish! You'll have another one once we start our SAL :o)

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