Friday, April 3, 2009

Linen and Rouge

I am sure you may have guessed by now that I am partial to using linen and also the colour red.
These items were a gift to my friend Vicki for her very special '0' birthday. I am lucky she shares my passion for for these colours.
The button box lid was a pattern from a French book that I have (books are another one of my loves, I have many fabulous books in my collection, which I will share in due course). I also made the box for the lid to attach to. I did a cartonage class at Berrima Patchwork some years back. I have to say cartonage can be a bit fiddly but satisfying .
The cushion idea was from my own head with the little label under the pear cross stitched with the word 'Poire' french for pear.(just keeping with the French theme seeing that I was using Toile. I then covered two buttons with the same Toile fabric and attached them on either side of the label. I piped the cushion and made a lovely feather and down insert for it so it would be a very comfy cushion the use. This little pinkeep is from a very old freebie Ewe I and Friends pattern. The back is covered in the same Toile with an extra pocket for needles and a small pair os scissors. Fit for a sewing friend.


Maree said...

Jean your Work is just Gorgeous...Love the Toile one of my Fav fabrics....Lucky Friend.

Anonymous said...

thanks jean for visiting 'broderie'. just been checking out your lovely blog and linen and raspberry are certainly a combination i enjoy too.we seem to share alot of the same, love your stitching and your patchwork. thanks for stopping to take a look, liz@broderie.

Vicki said...

Very pretty Jean