Thursday, May 10, 2012

Union Jack Pillows

 P1010002l1Some of my favorite quiet times are when I am sewing at my machine – or tootling around in the garden.  This past week I’ve been focusing on getting some Union Jack pillows made for the shops.  The pillows are quite fun to make and I’m able to dig into my stash and use up some of my favorite fabrics.P1010030zMini Jacks are made up in sweet floral fabrics in pinks, blues…P1010057s …and shades of cottage reds and yellow.P1010058p Because springtime is all about flowers, I thought that the little rose print would be sweet.  A little bit of lace was added to the edges for texture.P1010083lP1010087lP1010086mP1010091j Making the little Union Jack pillows is like paying homage to my English ancestors – and I hear that there is a Lord who is on my mother’s side.  Do I feel royal?  Well no, not really. 
Off to take a load into the shop!
Have a lovely day, y’all!
(And thank you for your kindness shared with me in the comments you left.  Things are getting back on track and I am learning how to cook Gluten-Free!  I miss all of the regular foods, but the change is important and we are feeling much better because of it.)

32 comments:

Comeca Jones said...

They are beautiful!

Anita said...

I love the Union Jack pillows and glad to see you're back to blogging...you've been missed!

Anita said...

I love the Union Jack pillows and glad to see you're back to blogging...you've been missed!

Low Tide High Style said...

I was just thinking of you today, and if life wasn't so crazy I would have called you, but I've been going 100 mph as always! I think I know you can relate! I love these beautiful pillows, how much will you selling them for? I love the one in the 5th pic from the top!

I hope things are better at your house, and I want to wish you a VERY Happy Mother's Day!

xo Kat

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

First off, let me say I am VERY glad you are feeling better!!!!

And WOW your pillows are awesome! I would be hard pressed to say which one I love best.....but not featured but still visible I am completely adoring that NESTNESTNEST one!!!!!

Heh, wonder why????

Keep up the good work!

Pat said...

Becky, Your pillows are wonderful! So glad to hear things at your place are better....we all have to go through little periods of adjustment from time to time, don't we? Glad to see you back posting again...sure enjoy what you do! pat

OhSoVintage said...

I really like your cushions. x

Linda said...

Those pillows are each so wonderful! They will do very well in your shop, I'm sure! Glad to see you are feeling better and back here...you were missed!!

Kathleen Grace said...

These are so darling! I have a particular fondness for the first one, but I really love them all!
I hope Spencer is feeling better?

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Becky, your pillows and fabrics are wonderful. I think I recognize a couple of them! :)
Mixing the burlap in and even just the weave is wonderful. Your stitchery is to be admired! :)

Debby said...

I sure love those pillows....the fabrics are beautiful.
I have been gluten-free for 2 years now. My son even longer. I have Celiac and so does he. It takes awhile to find the products that you need. I can give you a list of the ones I like.
Glad you are feeling better.

pembrokeshire lass said...

I would never have thought of doing Union Jacks like that...most unusual. i liked the first ones you showed the best! Joan

Vee said...

Sweet pillows. Glad that the gluten free diet is working for your family. So nice to find you here again.

Blondie's Journal said...

These pillows are incredibly sweet, Becky! They are going to sell fast!! :)

XO,
Jane

AshTreeCottage said...

Your pillows are so adorable! Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Give the pups each a kiss from me.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

NanaDiana said...

Well, those pillows are royally beautiful! You did a great ob. Don't you love the way you feel eating gluten free?

Perfectly Printed said...

What great pillows!! So glad you're feeling better!!

chris

marie said...

I sure am glad that you're finding a new normal for your life...and that you're feeling better.

Those pillows!! I love them - the burlap and lace one is wonderful!

Happy "tootling" Becky!

Kris said...

Beautiful pillows. Been thinking a lot about you.
Hugs,
Kris

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love your beautiful pillows!!

Kathy said...

Well these pillows are to cute for words. Wow you do a great job on them. So so pretty. Wish I could jump in the car and run in and buy some. Take care and much love coming your way.Kathy Sue

Pondside said...

The cushions are adorable!
I hope that you have found a bakery that bakes gluten free nearby. It's important to have a treat that's available and permissible once in a while!

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Those are wonderful pillows Becky! Lovely, lovely. There are so much websites with great recipes for gluten free dishes. My latest find is quinoa flour, which I use along with about 5 other substitutes. We never miss pasta since the quinoa pastas taste so gooood! Even our favorite Italian restaurant offers it now. Happy Weekend~

Julie said...

These are so cute! You are really talented!

So glad you're feeling better, Becky.

Elsie said...

Oh my goodness "Royal" Becky I love your Union Jack burlap pillow.
All are beautiful, you chose some
wonderful fabrics to use together.
You really have a good eye for that. I am so glad everyone is feeling better. Still praying for you.

wendy said...

I have missed your posts !! But glad to see you back. Those cushions are spectacular, LOVE THEM. I would have a hard time choosing one.

It seems like more and more people are going Gluten Free these days.

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

I am FLIPPING OUT over these!!! Gosh I LOVE them! You even got an
"A-rooooo" from Ally too!!
Hugs,
Beth

Mimos da Claralú! said...

Have a lovely Mother's Day, my dear friend!!
Hugs
Luciana

Connie said...

Oh I wished I lived close enough to visit your shops. You do beautiful work. I love your pillows. Glad your family is feeling better.

Donna said...

Love all the pillows and fabrics you used! I am glad you are back :)
Hugs,
Donna

Chenille Cottage said...

Dear sweet Becky,
I am so relieved and happy to discover your new posts! I have prayed for you and been deeply concerned about you and your family. God is so faithful and He always meets us where we are...on the mountaintop or in the valley.
It's good to see your new creations and your return to "Sweet Cottage Dreams"!
Blessings and God's tender love,
Carolynn xoxo

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I do love those pillows. I wish I was Sewing today, but I'm cleaning! Oh wait, I'm on the internet, (just taking a break!). Hope over to my blog for an artist call.