Thursday, 6 May 2010

A Time for Myself

Time to myself means time to sew and tinker with little pleasures like this lavender bag that I made today
I used a small little madonna in the middle which I bought from my friend at The Art of Confusion and some lovely old linen from France

I really enjoy sewing and as well as making these lovely lavender bags I also make cushions which at the moment I sell on ebay and I am pleased to say seem to go before any bidding seems to start, I keep meaning to start a website but that is another story - I seem to have got hooked on blogging and my website has gone by the board

I spend quite a lot of my time searching for vintage french fabrics, and I am really looking forward to my trip to France in a few weeks time to look for more fabrics (although I think my husband thinks we are going for the wine food and sunshine!!)
My most popular cushion covers are the Union Jack style that I make from french vintage fabrics

and a stunning black and white toile cushion cover
and to match this
This was a lovely old toile fabric and so soft I just wanted to keep it but alas it sold!!
I have been so inspired by the lovely blogs that I have visited you are all so talented and give me such inspiritation and I thank all of you fellow bloggers that have left me such encouraging comments.  I would love to hear from more of you.


  1. Hi Jill, I love your cushions!!! The pink union jack is my favourite. Maybe I didn't understood well, you sell them? I would like to see your normandy home, is there apost about that? normandy is a great place, too. I wish I could live many of life and live in France, England, Italy....Or I still may marry someone who could buy me small apartements in each of those places ;)

    Have a happy weekend and thank you for being so nice with me xxx

  2. Your cushions are just beautiful, so much nicer than many I have seen. I make cushions too, but I am not as good a seamstress as you. Good luck with selling them... it would be lovely if you had a website, the lavender bag is gorgeous too, just the kind of thing ladies like to buy for themselves, and friends. I often make small ones with Christmassy pot pourri inside, for hanging in porches, with the wreath on the door, or on a tree, or near a radiator where the heat will exaggerate the smell. I like small projects... get bored easily!

  3. Hi Jill, thank you for your nice comment on my blog, it seems we share a love of French Nordic Style!
    I love your cushions! They are scrumptious! I look forward to seeing more posts from you, keep up the good work!
    Big blog hugs, Sadie at Flea xx

  4. Oh Jill your work is so beautiful, the fabrics are gorgeous and no wonder your work sells so quickly!! Well done, and I think the lavender bag is just perfect!

    Love Julia x x x


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