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Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Isn't she lovely? Vintage clothespeg fairy

My clothespeg fairy, dressed in scraps of silk from a torn 30s evening dress and antique lace, didn't make it to the top of my cherry tree this year (sorry for the break with tradition, but we no longer have a "normal" Christmas tree).  She alighted on one of my favourite antiques, a china letter rack discovered at a brocante in the deep French countryside.  Had a quiet, cosy day yesterday with hubbie and little Chum.  Hope you all had a happy Christmas day.
Chum seems to like his new cushion I made for him - had a mad dash of sewing on Saturday and completed four cushions for us as well as Chum's new cushion.  I bought a pillowcase, cut and wadded a piece of my furnishing textile to fit on one side then attached it to the pillowcase.  The idea is that I now have an easily removable cover so I can separate it from the pillow within for washing (I always find pet cushions a bother to launder and so many of them have covers which cannot be removed).  And it just so happened that a standard pillow was just the right size for a seat on the pine monk's bench which is my little dog's seat in the living room when he is not curled up in front of the log fire .... my little dog, a heartbeat at my hearth ...