Although I prefer brights, I couldn't resist making a pillow in pretty pastel shades of pink, yellow, and lavender. (The lavender looks very harsh and not as soft in this photo as it looks in person). Wouldn't this be a sweet addition to a nursery or a little girl's bedroom? If you've managed to read into my blog a bit, you would know just how much I adore polka dots and flowers. This pillow is shaped like a gift box, complete with boxed corners and a polka dot ribbon and bow. Of course, my bow just so happens to be a flower, just because I love them so.
When I'm running back and forth from my work area to my sewing machine, I prefer using a wrist pincushion. This alleviates the need to bring my regular pincushion back and forth with me. This little pincushion is made the same way as the Handy Dandy Pincushion, only it has a larger center and has a fabric scrunchie wrist band attached to it's base.
Isn't this the cutest print? I love the variegated shades of blue and the neon green daisies.
And last but not least, Rowena, my friend, this ones for you. I know that you're always on the look-out for the unusual. Peeps, as I read through her post about the Lattice Stinkhorn mushroom, I sat there thinking, if only my cactus were in bloom I could show it to Rowena because she would find it interesting that it's odor rivals that of the Stinkhorn mushroom (she loves gardening and the unusual). Well, today is the day that I can finally show you this lovely, albeit stinky, 10-inch bloom.
Click here for a description of the Carrion flower (Stapelia gigantea). My mother purchased this plant for herself, but soon after, gave it to my son who had shown some interest in it's extra large blooms. Actually, I think she gave it to him because it was so putrid smelling she didn't want it at her house! Flies love this flower and it's often described as sharing the same odor of rotting flesh. Luckily, the blooms die off within a day or two or I would have tossed it out years ago.
If you haven't had the chance to visit Rubber Slippers In Italy, by all means you really need to. Rowena has such an enjoyable writing style and takes you through her day to day life in Italy. If you love Italy and the unusual, her blog is what you should be reading.
See you tomorrow.