Thursday, 23 June 2011

Berry Lavender Cushion by Pipany.

I am still feeling drawn to all the gorgeous fruits burgeoning in the garden: the redcurrants, plums and cheery cherries dangling from the trees. They have inspired me to make this newest item in my Pipany range - a Berry Lavender Cushion.

This bowl of redcurrants picked from our old bush made me decide to add a Cornish Blue inspired appliqued bowl

and here it is...

I used a mix of techniques including hand embroidery, freehand machine embroidery and applique to get the effect I was after.

The reverse can be personalised with the name of your choice & a butterfly or two.

Who could fail to be inspired by such beautiful, glowing colours?

Not Isabella that's for sure.

So there you have it: a Pipany berry inspired lavender cushion, lovingly stitched by me in my little sewing room in (finally) sunny Cornwall & available here!

Do you like it? (Oh, I do hope so!) x


  1. I so do Pipany!

    Love the little detail of the cornish ware bowl. Too cute!

    MBB x

  2. The cushion is gorgeous Pip, the embroidery is so delicate and finely stitched and I love the sweet little Cornish blue bowl - I think I'm going to have to pop over to your shop ...

    Our gardens are loving all this rain aren't they veggies are of giant proportions!

    Have a lovely afternoon.


  3. Pipany, you've come up with yet another fabulous design. The cushion has got that unique Pipany distillation of carefully observed nature, love of Cornwall, vast embroidery talents and a great sense of balance. Oh, I forgot ... it's also witty!

    Hoping you have quite a bit of that blue and white material at the ready. Think this one will be a best seller.


  4. I love it! It's sooo pretty. :)
    The little Cornish blue bowl is very cute.

  5. Love it especially as it has my name on it! Love the Cornish blue bowl too. So glad you have some sunshine now your garden produce seems to be growing well after all your rain and is much further advanced than ours.

  6. It is lovely Pip, the cornish bowl really is sweet! Glad the sun has come out at last for you, let's hope it stays xx

  7. How can we not like it!! It's gorgeous.

    Sue xx

  8. I love it, Pipany! I always love the beautiful things you make - they are little works of art in fact! The sweet details you add like the cornish ware bowl and the stitched words make them extra special. Have a happy day.
    Helen x

  9. Hi Pipany,

    It looks absolutely beautiful!!!

    Happy evening!

    Madelief x

  10. this is fabulous! I love the images too and showing it all! Im glad I found your blog ^_^


  11. This is just such a beautiful post.....I love the real berries and your pillow is a love love it!!

  12. The design is sweet and pure. I love the Cornish bowl!

  13. I love redcurrants, they are like pretty little jewels. Love the cushion.
    Twiggy x

  14. very lovely Pipany... sending lots of love to you and the family
    with love
    Ginny and the girls xxx

  15. Lovely, beautiful colours and I do so love the addition of the Cornishware bowl. Very clever!

  16. It's lovely!
    The bowl is just right with the red berries.