Handmade Lavender Hearts and Pin Cushion

25 September 2011

Over the past few weeks I've enjoyed making little lavender heart cushions. I love working with felt, it's so versatile and easy to use, and I'm really loving the bright, bold colours. I really need to get more felt in my life!

The green and yellow cushion was a wedding gift to a friend. 
This was created by joining two cushions together. 'Two hearts become one!'
The floral fabric and gold threads, which I received in my Autumn Swap, adds an extra touch.
I really enjoyed making this cushion.

Shocking Pink Heart with Flower for a lovely friend 
who had given me a bouquet of lavender from her garden!

                                            Sparkly Beaded Spirals with lush velvet underneath!
This was given away as part of the 'Autumn Swap'

Bright Pink Heart with Initial for another lovely friend

Orange Spiral Pin Cushion.
Also given away as part of the swap.

Shopping list: 
Lots of Colourful Felt
Sparkly Embroidery Thread
Beaded Dressmaking Pins

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My daughter, Jazmine, has made the shortlist for the cosmopolitan blog awards 2011
"A charity shop girl who likes the occasional Starbucks
and adores wandering around the Victoria and Albert Museum."
I am so proud of everything Jazmine has achieved!

I've watched her blog and confidence grow over the past eighteen months,  

from the shy girl taking outfit shots in her bedroom 

into the confident, beautiful young lady she has become posing for Vogue Italia.
If you would like to vote for Jazzabelle's Diary!  She can be found under 'Established Fashion blog'. 
Thanks loads xx
Hope you all have a fabulous week!

Barrina xx


  1. I adore all of those gorgeous hearts! Lavender is one of my fave fragrances too! Perfect!

  2. Oh i love Jazmine! Can't believe she's posing for Vogue Italia, ahh she has grown so much! So proud of her too!
    Those heart lavanders look so great! they would be amazing little gift!
    Krissy xoxo

  3. Love my lavender heart and my S initial pincushion!
    Lovely embroidery projects!
    Well done Jazmine! Such gorgeous long legs....mine are like Enie Wises', Short fat and not so hairy!

    Sandie xx

  4. they are gorgeous cushions - lavender is such a soothing scent too...lovely!

    Good luck to your daughter too with her award!

    BH x

  5. Almost time for that Art Swap... x

  6. I love the pin cushion! I really have to get into making some of my own!

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

  7. Hi, I'm new to your blog. What gorgeous heart cushions, absolutely adorable! ... :0)

  8. Lovely blog! Love the makes, really inspiring me to get creative.

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog to read Annie's post. Annie's story was gorgeous wasn't it?! Congratulations too for your daughter. What a wonderful achievement to be shortlisted. Em x


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