~LINEN JOYEUX NOEL PILLOW~
Last Saturday I shared with you the great five dollar deal I got on a Ralph Lauren decorator pillow, remember? If you missed that post you can read about it here! It was actually the feather insert I wanted and over the weekend I finished working on the Christmas "Joyeux Pillow" for my La Chaumière de Briarwood. Can you believe I'm actually keeping this one for myself? I love the simplicity of the Pillow and can't wait to find the perfect spot to display it! A pretty soft white linen fabric was used, opting to keep the lines clean and embellishment free. No lace, buttons or trims and even the ruffle was a basic (done by hand) reverse tuft and pleat. For good body and form the Pillow was lined with a weighty muslin and an easy-to-open zipper was added to the back. The inside seams were serged so when the cover needs to be cleaned there won't be a problem with unraveling.
~HAND PAINTED COTTAGE SIGNS~
I also got around to working on the two Signs I showed you in that post as well. Both sold fairly quickly but you can still see them if you'd like to by clicking here! I must be on a painting kick because I honestly think I've finished up more painted projects this Christmas Season than I have in the past three previous years. I have a closet in my studio with three shelves inside that have been totally filled up with items base painted in cottage white, pure white and pastel pink. Incredibly I've actually made a noticeable dent in my stock! Whoot! Whoot!
My customers sometimes ask me why I don't paint more...
Well, the easy answer is:
"I'm not sure!"
A more detailed answer is:
"I hope to in the future!"
My most honest answer is:
"Painting doesn't come as easy for me as sewing sometimes does. I love it as much (if not more!), but it's more of a challenge for me. So, I have to be in the mood to paint or I can't get my brush to paint what I see inside my head!"
Later this week I'll be showing you more of our decorated home. A few new things have been added this year and I'm excited about some of the little changes.
Hope your day is awesome! Mondays are generally a bit less hectic for me so I'm looking forward to having somewhat of a slow-motion day...
(Sounds fab to me!)
Blessings and love~