Saturday, September 4, 2010

End of Summer Garden Look & a Sweet Gift

Recently my friend Marianne was cleaning out her attic and came across some outdoor cushions she was no longer using. She emailed and asked me if I wanted them. When she told me the colors, which are bright pink, lime green, blue and white, I thought at best I could probably recover them and reuse the pillow forms. Those aren't really colors I use here at home. She also had a quantity of the fabric she was willing to pass along. Fabric I can ALWAYS use!When I brought them home it occurred to me they might work in the backyard. Can you believe it? They're prefect!!! Particularly with all the pinks we have in our garden.
Thank you Marianne!!!

This is one of two coordinating stripes on the roll of fabric Marianne gave me.


One good turn deserves another, so I made one of the stripes into a small tote for a gift to Marianne. She tells me she loves the fabric and is trilled to still have a bit of it, reworked into what she will use as a small knitting bag.

I had some solid blue in my stash which worked as the outside for a couple of bags with the stripes as lining. You can find them at my Etsy Shop.

One last, loving look at the end of summer yard...

and a final stroll.
I'll be away for a few days with some Labor Day plans and when I get back it will be time to kick into full gear for fall!

9 comments:

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Beautiful cushions and perfect to go with your outdoor furniture! How very generous of you to turn around and make a gift for Marianne, too!
xoxo
Donna

Sarah B. said...

I love those cushions! It's like they were made for your furniture :). Have a great Labor Day weekend and a last hurrah of summer!

The Zhush said...

Those cushions look amazing in your lovely garden! Also think your totes are adorable!

Linda Chapman said...

I enjoyed the 'last summer look' of your yard....and am looking forward to the fall-scapes!

Tommie Jo said...

So pretty! Isn't it great to create something out of things you have on hand? I think everyone is ready for Autumn~it's been so dadgummed HOT!!!

Dawn said...

Very summer-y! I like it - I like pink in the great outdoors. Flowers, cushions, grapefruit...

BECKY said...

Hi Gal! The cushions came out great! And what a sweetie to reciprocate and make her such a cute tote bag!! I checked out your Etsy and LOVE your creations! One is on my wishlist for Christmas!! It is the one in your sidebar! You do a great job! I just opened my Etsy so I BREATHE and visit bloggy friends! Hope your weekend was lovely and that your week is good as well!
Blessings,
Becky

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

You're right! Absolutely perfect colors! Your yard looks ultra cozy.
Brenda

Indie.Tea said...

The cushions and the fabric are darling! How lovely of your friend to share them.

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