Wednesday, November 30, 2011

French Inspired and Handmade

Just completed these little French Inspired Lavender Pillows.
Perfect for a gift to a special French-loving friend.




I decided I didn't want to use up all of my antique French Mangle cloth. It is just too precious in my stash...




So I made my own!...Well sort of...
 It doesn't make it French or Antique... more like an original take on my favourite fabric I guess.



I used up some beautiful left over natural linen that I bought from Thea and originally used for another project.
I love this linen!




Stencils, masking tape and fabric paint and there you have it!
Handmade and hand painted lavender pillows.


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I love intentionally fraying the edges natural linen. There is just something about it!



Oh yes, another important part...
Stuff them full of freshly dried lavender buds.
The scent is divine.
Give them a squeeze and the scent
 permeates even more so...
DIVINE.



Easy peasy and a very quick project for 'time poor for craft' people like me.

Have a fabulous day on this very sunny  and very warm Brisbane morning.

Pam x

15 comments:

Sarah B said...

They're so lovely! I bet they do smell divine, you clever lady :)

Rose H (UK) said...

Ooh! They look SO lovely!

Stylish Settings said...

These are beautiful. I must try making some, and I love the smell of lavender.
Cheers Kylie

Mimi said...

Hi Pam, A beautiful gift idea. You have brought back memories to me when I used to fray linen. Mimi xx

brismod said...

They're beautiful Pam. So clever! xx

Deb said...

Lovely. What a smart idea!

Naturally Carol said...

I've heard that the fragrance of lavender helps to de-stress so you must be one of the calmest people around, especially while making those sweet pillows on a balmy Brissy morning!

jeanetteann said...

Lovely, just Lovely xx j

The Cloth Shed said...

What a clever idea. Sometimes I can't bring myself to cut up precious fabric either.
I have a part finished Victorian patchwork quilt that I intended to make into cushions, but still can't do it!
Greetings from a cold and wet, Northumberland....
Julie x

jeanetteann said...

Just lovely. x j

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Love those little sachets Pam and how clever you are to create your own fabric..hehe..it was indeed a gogeous day today.
Talk soon,
Kiss Noises Linda

polkadotpeticoat said...

These are so cool , I love the raw edge!

Ruby & Rose Interiors said...

So, so lovely ~ you are a clever cookie! Mx

annie said...

These are adorable and I love all of your photos! What a great project and wonderful gifts! I found you through Home and Made Daily and I am so happy I did!
annie

Tiff said...

Clever you!!! I may just have to borrow this idea! I just bought some fabric paint but haven't opened it yet... I am inspired!!! X