Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Lazy Days of Summer

Summer days are winding down and I'm trying to appreciate all it has to offer, mainly time with my children before school begins.  I've also managed to squeeze in some extra hours to create.  Here are some new pillows from my 'Present Pillow' collection:

Cameo pillow

(vintage lace and cameo button)

(matching lavender heart sachet)

I fell hard for some cornflower blue velvet ribbon, and used it in these designs:

(I think this pillow has a romantic prairie style about it)

(matching lavender heart sachet)

Most summer days I make time to enjoy our garden (that sounds better than backyard).   I sip my tea at this peaceful table while I watch our children play (sometimes I even join in). 

This vintage plant stand always makes me smile.  I'm looking forward to warming it up this fall, with pumpkins, gourds and such:

I love how chippy our shed is getting:

I'll be sharing some of these whites with White Wednesday.  Hope you're enjoying these lazy days of summer, too!


Victoria said...

Your garden is beautiful and I agree, it does sound so much prettier than "yard":) I love your little pillows, so lovely!!!

Robin Johnson said...

Your newest additons are simply lovely. I adore the blue and white pillow, it would have to be my favorite.

Your relaxation space is so pretty. I love the crisp white of the furniture against the green and colors of your garden. Looks like a truly blissful place to hang out.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your pillows are beautiful, Susan! I love the fabric, especially the rose colored one. Keep up the great work!

Your garden looks lovely and peaceful. I would be spending a lot of time there, too! It's nice to see that your flowers are doing well, so many of mine died. Sniff, sniff!

Have a wonderful week!


Marilyn said...

Everything is pretty- the pillows and the garden. I really like the poofy piece in the middle of the pillows that looks like a flower, too.♥♫

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Susan...your garden is just beautiful, and I love your new pillows! I can't believe how fast summer is slipping away now!

Donna said...

I love your chippy wire plant stands, Susan! What a peaceful and pretty garden you have! And I adore the gorgeous blue and white fabric you used for the pillow and sachet. They turned out beautifully!

Heaven's Walk said...

Where did the summer go, Susan? :) It seems like after July 4, it just flies by. I'm enjoying the last lingering days of summer in our gardens, too. The flowers are blooming again after the recent rains, and the days are gloriously cooler now! :)

Your pillows are so sweet and feminine! Great job on them!

xoxo laurie

Unknown said...

Toooo sweeet!!!

Sandi said...

Loving all your photos today!!! Happy WW!

Heather said...

These pillows are so sweet! Love the fabrics you chose! And your yard-- garden--- is lovely! It's shocking for me to see a yard that's still green and plants that are still flowering! It's beautiful!~

Nancy Lee said...

The cushions are fabulous! I spotted the Tilda cameo fabric right away. Where did you find it? The garden is also beautiful. We are being terrorized with yellow jackets at the moment, so relaxing is challenging. Enjoy these last days of summer. I think they are always the sweetest.

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