As I think I may have mentioned before, sometimes I tend to become absorbed in detailed projects and forget that simplicity can be just as effective …. and a lot quicker if you’re short of time! I have hanging on the wall in my kitchen a daisy chain that Rosie made on a lovely, dreamy afternoon last summer. It’s dry and brittle now of course, but I am treating it with great care, and as I carefully blew the dust off it yesterday afternoon I thought of my own younger days, and the ritual of carefully pulling the petals off a daisy whilst reciting “He loves me, he loves me not …” And the idea for this cushion was born.
It was really easy to put together, the daisy petals are simply hearts cut from scraps of fabric and machine appliqued with a very short zig-zag stitch to a linen base. The fold of the fallen petal is a little scrap of felt. The words are embroidered in back stitch in two strands of floss. Finally I made the design up into a cushion cover, but I think it would work on a number of projects. Mine’s a bit sad as (I don’t know why) it finishes on “loves me not” but you could easily leave out the last “not”. Don’t know why I didn’t think of that before stitching?
If you’d like it, then please click here to download free from Bustle & Sew. It’s a bit no-frills I’m afraid, but I’m really busy getting ready for the launch issue of my magazine next week! Oh … and just to say … the next Rosie and Bear pattern is now available
It’s in my Etsy shop, available as an instant download from Bustle & Sew, and will be included in the first issue of Bustle & Sew magazine.
Don’t you just love that Bear!!
This is such a cute idea – beautiful!
Oh, I love the cushion! Have downloaded it and will be making mine soon. It will be my first machine project after I've sorted my craft room out. It got 'junked' at Christmas. xx
I love the cushion – its very pretty.
Wow! I so love the 'he loves me, he loves me not' – I remember doing this with flowers BUT he always loved me not!!! lol!!
Beautiful embroidery, the Rosie and Bear pattern is lovely 🙂
That little bear is so cute but I love the cushion cover idea, I might make one up with scraps from my quilt to coordinate. Thanks for the idea!
Oh Helen, what a dreamy blog!I hope you don't mind but I linked to you from my blog. Have a blessed day! http://www.sincerelyhome.blogspot.com
Found your blog today and love it! I really would like to make the valentine cushion, but I can't seem to see the pattern to be able to download it. Can you point me in the right direction please .
You and your blog are all kinds of AWESOME! Just the cutest and nicest things here. Thanks so much. Your magazine looks really interesting, too.
Hi Alimilly – I can't see any contact details for you anywhere – but if you click on the link in the blog post it will take you to the page on Bustle & Sew where free patterns are listed and this one is on the top left hand side. Hope this helps. If you are still having problems then please email me [email protected] and I'll try to help out.
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