Saturday, 15 January 2011

The Lavender House

Rather than start any new projects, I am trying to finish off some of those I started last year. One of those is The Lavender House, finished at last and filled with dried lavender harvested from the plants I introduced to my garden last spring.

I cut a few bunches of lavender (leaving some for the bees) tied them up with twine and left them to dry hanging upside down in our boiler room, which is very warm. You can see the jar below filled with the dried lavender and also the book the pattern was taken from - 3D Cross Stitch. I used 22 count hardanger and it was very fiddley to put together so I would not make another one in a hurry!

Cross Stitcher magazine published my Jan Constantine Britannia cushion project in the current issue and sent me these lovely silk threads and a plane friendly thread cutter pendant and needle threader.

I enroled on a crochet course at the end of last year which is keeping me very busy but I am still keeping up with all my other crafts in between. Here is a teddy bear I crocheted a while ago using a pattern from Annies Attic. I am hoping to improve my skills and work some more advanced designs with the help of the course.


  1. We love seeing all of your latest projects! Our mom loves the lavender house! It's just beautiful and it must smell heavenly!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  2. I love the house it is so pretty! Mr crochet ted is a handsome chappie xx

  3. Your lavender house is really lovely. I wish I could crochet but gave up after many attempts. Your teddy is so cute. Your cushion is utterly brilliant ! Fabulous projects

  4. I saw the picture of the cushion on the mag,you have done great job with that pattern.
    Madeira Silks are fantastic,enjoy the prize!! :)

    The Lavender House is darlingcute ,I just love It!!

  5. Lovely things!! ...wishing you a happu weekend !! love.......keep calm and walk the dog !!! so nice !!!

  6. OMG your lavender house is just gorgeous!! LOVE it! I also love oyur teddy bear. It is adorable!

  7. Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine! Love your lavender house ... :0)

    Shirl x

  8. che bella la casina a punto croce 3D
    mi piacerebbe farne una