Vintage Lovebirds .. and (belated) giveaway results

The weather here in Devon has been truly horrible today, so this afternoon seemed like a good time to catch up on some sewing and complete my latest cushion cover ready for next week’s Nostalgic Mix Fair at Totnes. 
As regular readers will know, I love to take vintage patterns and recreate them with a modern twist, which is exactly what I’ve done with these lovebirds.  The transfer was intended to be stitched as an outline only, I think, but I couldn’t resist a little felt applique, a few buttons, a scrap of feedsack and a couple of remant pieces.  All on a pure wool cream vintage blanket base, finished off with some dots and a smidgeon of ric-rac braid.  I also added the word “Love” which I think finishes it off nicely.  As usual I’ve put all my effort into the front, so the back is a simple envelope closure, again in the cream woollen blanket.  If you’d like to create your own lovebirds panel, then I’ve added the transfer to the free pages on Bustle & Sew – just click here to visit the site and download it. 
This cushion, together with loads of my other makes, including the original Owls in Love, Autumn Scotties, Sweet Pleat Totes, Groovy Bird and many more will all be on my stall in Totnes next week.  (Having a bit of a clear out!) So do come along if you can, it should be a great day!
Thank you to all those who entered my latest free draw.  I am sorry to be a bit late with the results, but regretfully the junior judge (aka Ben) has proved to be completely hopeless at paw selecting biscuits.  He is much faster and more agile than Amy, and his tongue is a lot longer – so the carefully numbered biscuits disappeared in a trice – there were 21 entrants, and I think the first 7 biscuits went in a single gulp!  So I had to resort to the time-honoured method of numbers in a hat (or in this case an old biscuit tin).  And the winner was no. 3 Shebandowan.  Please let me have your postage details, and also whether you’d like yarn or blanket pieces and your prize will soon be winging its way to you. 


Beautiful cushion, thanks for the download. I also look at stitchery designs with an eye to appliqueing them.


Your pillow is so sweet, I love the embroidery. Have fun at the fair it sounds great I wish I could go but unfortunately live to far away.


This is such a pretty cushion:0)
I love it!
Have a great weekend.
Kind regards,


I think your interpretation is just great. Love the colours and the combination of fabrics. Your stall will look fab. Good luck with it.

Emma Thomsen

Gorgeous cushion, thanks for sharing! Lucky Shebandowan, congratulations on the win! 😉


Oh Ellie, your new cushion is just gorgeous!! Thankyou so much for the free pattern too! Congrats to the winner!


Love the pillow. Not seeing the pattern on the downloads page. What am I doing wrong. Thought this would be great to make for my best friend who is moving to another state.


Hi Martha – the download is on the "More Free Goodies for You page."

Thanks everyone for your kind comments – so pleased you like my little lovebirds.

♥ meninheira ♥

What a sweet pillow, I love it!

I'm going to see the rest of the blog, hugs from Spain.

meni :*


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