Tuesday, April 28, 2009

So What Do You Do With Those Little Flowers Anyway?

I get that question a lot -- it's in reference to the flower, star, fruit, veggie and other motifs I have listed at The Lavender Ladybug.

Thankfully, I can show you what two different buyers chose to make!

The first buyer is an ETC teammate and friend of mine, Tricia of Handmade Whimzy and Pink Pear Designs. Turns out she sews also. She requested aqua flowers and leaves and a chocolate brown bird for a pillow she was planning to make. Here's how it turned out:

Gorgeous! To read about how Tricia crafted her pillow and see more photos, check out her blog!

The second buyer is Marnie from AdornWithAandM, an Etsy shop she co-owns with Amy. Marnie recently moved, and her new kitchen is decorated with peppers. Amy saw some of my motifs and asked if I could design peppers for Marnie's kitchen. Marnie took the peppers and added them to a decorative plate:

And another set (in custom colors) was made into magnets:

Finally, one pepper was added to Marnie's business card holder for craft shows:

I think all of these projects turned out great! Thanks to Tricia, Amy and Marnie, for their wonderful inspiration! And thanks for sharing these projects with me!
P.S. Next up at The Lavender Ladybug -- paisley motifs! Stay tuned!


Tricia ~~ Handmade Whimzy said...

So many uses for such pretty flowers!!
Thanks for showing my sweet pillow. I still have to figure out a way to use my bird since I couldn't use it on the pillow. HMM.....

Liz Edgar said...

Too cool! I especially love the pepper plate.


GrandmaMarilyns said...

Love the ideas for using your motifs. Really cool

Milly said...

The pillow is gorgeous!!! And all the pepper ideas are really great! I have a plan for my stars, and will certainly send you a photo when I get it finished.

KayzKreationz said...

I love all the things she did with your peppers. I love peppers. I have a mosaic birdfeeder with peppers on it. Just haven't gotten it listed. Will have to get moving. :) Adorable.