"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Being an Ambassador...

Something rather lovely happened recently.

I'm sure you know by now that I've had a long time love affair with various Lecien fabrics? They tend to crop up regularly in my designs (Sweet Tweet was dedicated solely to Flower Sugar - see it here) and over the next few months you'll be seeing even more because I have been named as...


I am one of 15 creative gals who were asked to be World Ambassadors for Flower Sugar! 
Each of us were sent a fat quarter bundle of the May 2016 Flower Sugar prints to play with and mine finally arrived from the USA in yesterday's post. Delicious is my best description of these 28 lovelies...



My mind is awash with ideas.
That first cut will be hard 'cause they look so pretty all bundled up in string...


...but I must bring out the big shears and the rotary cutter very soon. 
Perhaps today.


Watch this space over coming months as I share with you some creative uses for Flower Sugar 2016.




Over the weekend I got to spend some time in the sewing room 'just for fun' and brought my vision for framing The Stitchery Club's "sweet home mini" block inside a few Lecien 'Petit Fleur' charm squares...
 The addition of buttons gave the pillow a padded effect, something I'd not done before but shall be doing more of in the future as I love it!
There's a few 'home' themed pillows scattered around the house now, reminding me to share more regularly about what's happening during my year of gentle domesticity.
One thing I know for sure is that this year broke ground and prompted me to build new foundations under my desire for a life of gentle domesticity. Next year will be the building up phase and dedicated to The Simply Gentle Domestic Life; in fact there will also be a free BOM with this theme to share with you.
I hope you'll join along. 

The stitchery pattern for "sweet home mini" is just $2.50 as an instant download HERE in my shop for the rest of the year. 

 Have a blessed day,

24 comments:

Julie said...

Congratulations dear Jenny on being asked to be an Ambassador. What a wonderful bundle they have sent you, can imagine how hard it is to cut into all that loveliness. I adore your new cushion you have made ... did you stitch the buttons right through to the back as you have quite a padded effect there??

Susan said...

Congratulations - you are going to have so much fun!

Createology said...

Congratulaions Dear. Lecien is very fortunate to have you as a World Ambassador for their fabrics. I adore your home pillow with the buttons. That new 2016 spread of fabrics looks very delicious. I think your Creative juices are flowing. Creative Home Bliss...

shirley flavell said...

Oh well done Jenny, congratulations being asked to be the Ambassador for Lecian fabrics. They look gorgeous fabrics. Your home pillow is lovely and the buttons set it off beautifully with the padded look.

shez said...

congrats Jenny,you so deserve this honour,i love these fabrics,well done xx

desertskyquilts said...

Oh, Jenny, that's wonderful! I'm so happy they chose you as one, since your designs with those fabrics are always so special. I'm still wishing I had a better source, but I did find some of the 2015 fabrics at one online store. Your little pillow is darling. I saw that design on someone's blog last week! So nice to see it popping up. =)

Helen said...

Congrats Jenny, I'm not surprised you were asked. Looking forward to see your creations!!

Cass Cusack said...

I love the little Home cushion it is really lovely.

Cass Cusack said...

I love the little Home cushion it is really lovely.

Leeanne said...

Congratulations! Exciting stuff, and yummy fabric to play with. You will design something fabulous.

Selina B said...

congratulations!
you deserved it
can't wait to see what you do with them!
thanx for sharing

Sigi G said...

Congratulations Jenny!! I'm soooo happy for you! Looking forward to seeing what you will make with all those delicious fabric pieces :)! Love your pillow!

Martha M Roberts said...

So exciting for you and for us because now we get to see what you do with the fabrics. Love the pillow, love the buttons!

nancy n. said...

Congratulations !!!!! I know everything you make will be beautiful !!! Enjoy !!

Brenda said...

Jenny, Congratulations! I am so very happy for you to have been chosen and delighted that you will get to share your spectacular talent with that many more individuals! It truly is beautiful fabric bundles that you have to design and create with. I wish you all sorts of laughter, ah-ha moments and just total pure enjoyment! Your pillow is fabulous. I have never used buttons on my pillows either, but have always liked the ones with them, one day I will give it a try. I have started embroidering my Booby Birdie; it is a wonderful fun design that works perfectly with stitching in the evening. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!

Jackie said...

Congratulations! Love the fabrics and the pillow! I'm looking forward to what you'll be creating....

barbara woods said...

Congrats , i love that fabric to

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Oooooh......ahhhhhhhhh.......good for you! I love, love, love this fabric!

Wendy B said...

Very proud of you hon......you seriously deserve this... Can't wait to see the gorgeousness you make xxx

Baa. xxx said...

Sweet! Flower Sugar - how wonderful. You will be an awesome ambassador! Gorgeous fabrics! Love the 'home' cushion

Christine said...

Wow! That's so exciting and much deserved.

Ondrea said...

How exciting for you. I bet you are staying awake with so many ideas buzzing through your head. That first cut would be rather stressful yet fun at the same time. Love your cushions and the buttons add that little bit extra homeliness. Happy stitching.

DIAN said...

How lovely to be an ambassador for something so special. Your cushion is so sweet.

Winifred said...

That's wonderful news. Congratulations. I'm sure you'll come up with some fabulous designs. Look forward to seeing them.