June 11, 2010

Fun With Burlap....And Other Things..




For so long I have been wanting to make something with burlap. I love the texture and the monochromatic color of this fabric, also I remember when my mom would buy potatoes in burlap when I was young. So, it's kind of new and old for me. Yesterday it was raining so I got out my burlap and made this pillow! It was fun and great to get back into handcrafting.


Now for the big news! My hubby and I have a little over 2 acres here in Iowa, and it is all grass. It has been on my heart lately that we should do something with it. For many years I have grown lavender, just a few plants here and there because I love the rich frangrance, and the delicate flowers. I also use it for my garden, keeping the insects, deer and rabbits out. They dislike the fragrance of lavender...poor dears, they just don't know a good thing when they smell it! I also use it for sachets, cleaning, and candles. Anyway, hubby and I have decided to plant a lavender farm! This week I will have several plants coming in and we will be tilling and preparing the ground for the new little lavender plants! Doing what you love is a wonderful thing, no matter the hard work, it is enjoyable! I can just picture the beautiful slim purple wands swaying in the wind! Now it is time for the work however...we just need mother nature to comply. It has rained for 2 weeks now...and we need a nice day to begin our lavender garden. This time, I will take before and after pictures!!


Also, in the coming week I will let you in on an exciting venture that we are undertaking...that's the "wind" part of yesterday's post...Hmmmm...what could it be??


Hugs to you all, enjoy the weekend.

19 comments:

  1. Congrats on the lavender farm idea. I love it!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  2. Hi!!

    Your Lavender Farm idea sounds wonderful!! I know many of us will buy your lavender from you once it gets going, including Me!!

    I use to live in England and on the bus leaving the village I use to live in were lavender farms.
    In the morning the air would be filled with the scent on the way into town.

    Hugs and have a nice weekend!!

    Susan
    Art of Mine

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  3. how exciting Sharon! I am looking forward to seeing the pictures of your lavendar farm as you plant and as it grows! I don't think I would even know what a lavendar plant looks like and interesting how the "critters" don't like its fragrance! very adorable pillow too!!

    wind - windmill??

    betty

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  4. Oh, am I ever glad to know this ... guess I'll buy a bit of it to plant so they'll leave the hostas alone.

    Anxious to see the beginning to the end of this venture.

    Happy Father's Day to your hubs.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  5. A lavender farm! How wonderful! Almost as wonderful as the texture and pattern of your afternoon pillow project. I adore that pillow. Nicely done, my friend. Best wishes in your new endeavor - I can just imagine how lovely it will be.

    Sending love and warm shinshiny days from Casa Hice.

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  6. Now that is a pretty pillow and a wonderful design - my mind started flying around when I saw it. I am inspired to maybe do one with some vintage yoyos or old linens on it. Love it!!!

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  7. Well done on the Lavender Farm,what name have you chosen for this. Hope the planting went well. Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  8. Hola Sharon, congrats for the lavender field you`re going to cultivate, what a great and rewarding idea!!!! These pillows are wonderful!!!!
    many hugs to you,
    maria cecilia

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  9. G'eve Sharon ~ Wow! This is awesome, so bright & creative. I love it.

    Lavendar farming would be wonderful! We have one not too far from us ... the fields are gorgeous!

    Have a lovely weekend ~
    TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

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