Honestly, my images are totally crappy and do no justice to the fabrics (camera phone and poor lighting). That aside, the embroidered fabrics like this above are so stunning in person, there are no words (I am a textile FREAK). The threads are thick and lush, and most of the grounds are linen.
In blogland, so many solids and prints on cotton are shown that it may seem that gorgeous, intricate and beautifully crafted fabrics aren't used any more. Soooo not true. Yes, they come with a price tag. But in small doses, like pillows, luxury design becomes totally affordable.
My frustration with photo quality is extreme, as this in person is so gorgeous I wanted to wear it! The design is all embroidered and the dots are raised embroidery.
The one below is a recolorization of an older design. It is a linen, and the colors are so vibrant and rich in person. I have to have some of the one that has the cream background at the bottom right of the image.
This one above is a cotton/jute combination with the softest hand. Perfect for stunning chair, with pillows on it from some of the other fabrics. If you ever see a fabric on my blog that you can't live without, let me know. I can certainly get it for you.
In other news, my girls have been doing some more of what comes naturally...
I'm thinking about adding some of their artwork, from time to time, for sale in my up-coming online shop. I'm looking for some feedback -- do you think there is a market for it? (Reasonably priced, of course, and not necessarily animals).
And, speaking of my online shop, I hope to be open at the beginning of November. I can't WAIT to offer my pillows in the some of the most gorgeous fabrics I've been collecting. Stay tuned.
Have a great weekend,