"Sweet Dreams" is the theme for all my designs in the July 5th issue of Elefantz HOME e-zine.
Yesterday I showed you "Owlish Dreams", the next block in my Shabby Roses Beauty BOM, but today I have another dreamy design finished.
The "dream a little dream" cushion...
I've used my Tanya Whelan "Delilah" stash for the rose borders, and made sure to cut five kits for those subscribers who would like to make their pillow the same - details on that in tomorrow's newsletter.
I even found some spotty buttons for the back!
Also in yesterday's post I showed you my progress making Kerryanne's sweet "Pincushion Angel" (see the post below this one).
At the time I had to take a break half-way through to get my housework done - and honestly, it was a joy!
I have held off buying a steam mop for years because I just didn't think it would be very good.
It's the new love of my life...
Honest, my floors shone like polished stone. I have officially warned Blossom and Mr E to keep their hands off my new BFF. Swoon.
Okay, back to the Pincushion Angel...
Well, I thought after the housework was done that I'd only need another hour to finish it. Wrong again!
It was sooooooooo fiddly. Those wee little arms were sooooooo tiny.
BUT, when it was all together, and looking so beautiful, I felt it was well worth the effort.
I made my angel a bit differently to Kerryanne's original (you can see hers here). Because I'd used Tilda fabrics I wanted to add a sweet Scandinavian look, so I plaited wool for her hair, and left a long braid over her shoulder...
Isn't she gorgeous!?
This morning she went to live next to my sewing chair, where she'll lovingly hold my pins, needles and scissors...
Taking two days 'just for me' this week has been revitalising to my spirit and soul.
I know I cannot do this very often, but the lesson for me is that I'm important too.
I love my family, and they truly do get the best of me, but when I am worn out and exhausted, I simply don't have 'the best' to give anymore.
Are you in need of some time to refresh your heart and mind?
Schedule it in.
You'll be a better wife, mumma, friend, and woman, if you do.
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