Wednesday, 30 March 2011

being creative



Julia Crossland
is hosting a wonderful creative challenge called being creative with a theme for each month. This months theme is garden, and this is my recipe;

I have a dream to have a long row of lavender plants just outside the kitchen window. I have lots of tiny little lavender plants growing in the greenhouse that I hope will fulfil this dream. till then I have my lavender garden cushion - take one old woolen blanket, and throw it in the wash on hot, then take some merino wool for felting and layer some on a square of blanket. cover it with dissolvable film, and stitch into it, with free motion floweryness. wash away the film, and make up into a cushion. sit back with a cup of tea and your new cushion and dream of summer.

30 comments:

  1. That is so beautiful, absolutely love its dreamyness.

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  2. That realy is very lovely

    Clever you, & wishing you well with your lavender growing.

    Lx

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  3. Talk about hiding your light under your bushel. Or lavender hedge. That is amazing and beautiful. You are one talented sewing type person. Ax

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  4. With 'free motion floweryness'? You make it sound so easy! Dissolvable film ... what's that? This is a foreign language to me be I do understand one thing - you are very talented!

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  5. I was just thinking today that I should get back to painting, so maybe I'll join the challenge next month.

    I love your cushion. I felted some charity jumpers few weeks back - maybe I can do something similar. hmm.. so many ideas, so little time.

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  6. That's absolutely gorgeous. And you make it sound far easier than it really is!

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  7. Your cushion is really pretty. I dream of having a lavender path. What worries me is the pruning technique. I've killed more plants than I have managed to keep! x

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  8. This is a beautiful cushion - I agree, lavender is a lovely plant... watching it start to grow again as the weather gets warmer is such a nice sight to see! Sarah x

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  9. I love lavender and have lots in my garden that I have planted. I am not so sure I could do such a good job of creating that lovely cushion though. It is so pretty and very well made too, Abby x

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  10. Amazing. That looks so warm and comforting. Did you add some lavender to the stuffing too?

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  11. I have seen a lot of lovely things during my time in blogland but that is just stunning. I'm just stunned by how beautiful that is.

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  12. What a beautiful idea. It looks so flowery.

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  13. That is stunning!!!! Really, really beautiful! lavender is my favourite garden plant and I love the scent x

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  14. This is a beautiful cushion! A bed of lavender flowering is one of my favourite garden things. Lovely!
    Helen x

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  15. I love lavender too, and I absolutely LOVE your cushion!! Beautiful!

    Love J x

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  16. I can almost smell lavender look at this super-lovely cushion! It is dreamy. I love all the free motion work--you did a brilliant job, Tess. I love how you used a garden favorite as your inspiration. Thanks so much for your lovely, caring comment at my place today. :o) Happy weekend to you all ((HUGS))

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  17. That is just so beautiful and dreamy, Tess. I love it! It's as if your row of lavender plants was in some early morning mist.

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  18. That is absolutely breathtaking, Ms. T. I don't know why you aren't talented... >;-)

    If you start an etsy shop, consider me to have placed a custom order. xoxoxo

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  19. This is absolutely gorgeous - the design, textures, colours... Love it :)
    Helen x

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  20. Oh! I just love this cushion. Just love it!

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  21. There is something for you at Apples and Pears!

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  22. That's a beautiful cushion, sounds such a clever but simple idea.
    Good luck with your lavender. I tried growing a hedge but lavender doesn't really grow well here - too wet & cold. Of 72 plugs I think about 5 plants remain and they look very scraggly. It's a shame as I love lavender, just sticking to a couple of pots in the summer now.

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  23. Oooh I dream of my very own lavender swathe too. There's one on a plot quite near us on the allotments and it's so lovely. It's nearly like being in the south of France!

    And you're so clever with the free-motion stitching. Wow!

    K x

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  24. So beautiful Tess! I love your'recipe' and your dream of a little row of lavender. You've cheered me right up this morning.

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  25. Hi again Tess,
    Just wanted to thank you for the comment you left on my blog about the shawls, so nice to know I've been part of inspiring someone! Hope yours goes well. I found them a little tricky to start but once past the 1st five rows or so they almost just crochet themselves.
    Anne.

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  26. I love that idea. Thanks so much for sharing how you did it. Sooo beautiful and effective. xx

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  27. Really cute and looks very refined!

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