Wednesday, July 3, 2013

projects and a Union jack throw - Giveaway!!

Hello everyone,

thankyou for your well wishes last week, finally I am feeling so much better!!  Its so nice to have a bit of energy back and be able to do... things!   two weeks pretty much on the sofa was not great~! My mind was still active although my body didnt want to co-operate!  and I had to do a few crafty projects to stop myself going insane!  There is only so much day time tv one can stand!

I started making all sorts of little bags out of burlap, sprayed them silver and edged them... with linen and some Treasures fabric..

I love them with flowers but they could have so many uses...

Then I made a little stars and stripes cushion.  It looks nice and faded and soft.   Actually its nicer than the pictures show..  happy independence day to all my friends in the US!

The background is pinker  in reality.  All the different fabrics have been dyed someway using rit dye...
Did a lot of dyeing this week too.  I had this tablecloth/runner and napkin set for a while. Its original colour was a sort of buttery beige... I used a mix of petal pink and denim blue (the tiniest amount).

I really love the final colour. I had no idea how it would end up! but thats part of the fun.  

Naughty Maisy jumped up onto the table!! a big no no!

Some lavender bags  ~ also made with RA treasures fabric!

Another awesome tablecloth;  below... a thrift store find; such beautiful embroidery and appliques

And finally!! I made another union jack throw..I thought I might give this one away!!! (i dont really need two the same! - although I was a lot more careful when making this throw!)

Its made with cotton.. and measures 45 x 70 inches  The floral fabric (except for the grey and red) are also from the RA treasures range.

Let me know if you would like to be in the giveaway; in the comments box... and follow me with 'bloglovin'  (as I dont know if google followers is still valid)  If you would like to share the giveaway i will put in an extra entry for you - so double your chances! 

I will draw the winner on July 13th.. seeing as its my birthday! so just over a week!!! 
good luck!

Have a wonderful day everyone.  Thankyou for taking the time to visit !
Laura xxx

linking up to shabbyart boutique!
Feathered nest friday


  1. Hi Laura, I thought I would let you know that I am reading you on my blog page and I am one of your google friends. Everything seems to work so far. I have never used the google reader, but my friends are showing up when I get a new post. I hope you are getting stronger every day.Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

  2. Hi Laura,
    Yes this whole google thing has stressed me out. I am following on Bloglovin just in case. Yestereday google didnt show my favorites and today it does.. Who knows.. I am glad your feeling better. I am in love with your baskets and pillow.. I want both! lol! I love love love your Union Jack.. Please count me in! I am going to do a blog post at some point today about your giveaway.. Thanks for always leaving me nice commments.. Again your blog truly inspires me.

  3. Laura- I am so very glad that you are feeling better. You got lots done considering how much pain you were in. I won't sign up for the giveaway because I have had several wins already this year-I'll let someone else have a chance! Everything looks as beautiful as always- xo Diana

  4. Btw I just posted a post about this fab giveaway! Thanks again.

  5. I am SO glad you are feeling better Laura! You are so talented my friend. What lovely things you have been sewing up and beautifying your home with. Thank you for your sweet note for me :)
    sending hugs...

  6. De très belles photos avec beaucoup de charme.... happy independence day from France. Dilou

  7. all your dyed fabrics look beautiful laura! the silver sprayed burlap is a great idea.
    glad you're feeling better. my son had shingles last year pretty bad. so painful.
    take care..

  8. Yay! I'm so glad that you're feeling better, sweetie!!! I adore that sweet little flag pillow you made! It's so cute!!! Don't you just love dyeing fabric? You never know what color things are going to turn and if you don't like it you just add a little bit of this and a little bit of that. lol And yes - please - put my name in for that awesome new UJ throw you created. It's beautiful!!

    PS So fun to see little Maisy's face in your photo, too! What a doll! ♥

    xoxo laurie

  9. Glad you are feeling better.Did not know you were ill.I have heard shingles is very painful.
    I am just now trying to catch up to all of my reading since returning from our trip.Love that union Jack pillow!Following you on Bloglovin <3

  10. Thanks so much for leaving your lovely comment on my blog cos it's meant that l've been able to find your beautiful blog...everything is so pretty here, l really love the cushion you've made it's awesome.

  11. So glad you are feeling better, can't believe you did all that work feeling under the weather. I've heard that shingles is really painful. Love the little flag pillow.

  12. Just gorgeous!!! I love all your linen and cat too. I think your pillow is just fantastic. And you not feeling well...well you did an awesome job.
    I don't understand bloglovin yet. So I have not clicked on it. As soon as someone can explain to me how it works. Then I will go back and bloglove everyone. You see...I'm puter dum.
    I'm glad you are feeling better. Its aweful to feel so bad and you want to do so much.
    And yes I would love to be in the giveaway. Who would not in their right mind, not want to win one of your creations.
    XXOO Marie Antoinette

  13. Laura,
    This is so gorgeous. I would love a chance at this drawing. I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance. Have a great week.