I found an unopened bag of dried hops the other day and another of dried lavender so I decided to make some sleep-inducing herb-filled pillows, but what fabric to use?
Well, I had some plain calico and decided to print directly onto it by sticking it to an A4 sheet of card with some double sided tape:
I created some designs from images I found on the Graphic Fairy website (thanks as always Karen!), held my breath and put it through the printer...
et voila! I sewed them up and...
filled them with the dried herbs...
and here's the result:
cute little vintagey, Frenchy pillows to help you sleep!
I experimented with larger (A4) sized printouts...
and love the result, but I haven't decided how to use this fabric yet,
they would make lovely panels sewn into a linen cushion cover but even I have to admit we already have too many cushions!
by the way...I also used Karen's images to make a cute label to put inside the cellophane bags with the lavender and hop pillows!
Leaving you today with a quote from Victor Hugo:
'Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age'