Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Thyme for an update

I can't tell you how pleased I am to have a tiny window of time to show you what I've been working on here at Exotic-cushions. It's been ages since my last post but the grass hasn't grown under my feet. Sorry, I'll stop with the Dad jokes.

I had a delightful time last week photographing these cushions for the website. There is a perfect patch of Thyme growing behind the workroom at Montsalvat and for a brief moment we had some sunshine dappling that patch. After I finished, the peacock had to come and have a look. They're such sweet curious creatures.

 The other curious creatures that are plentiful at Montsalvat at the moment are these cheeky cockatoos that have had great pleasure in nibbling off the pinnacles from the ends of our Glasshouse  Studio roof. 
I've also had a great deal of pleasure making these mini cushions that make the perfect present for the seamstress (or that a word?) in your life. I've put a small amount of lavender in each one so as you sew and pin, you get a delightful waft of scent. As I was making them I felt myself relax as the day went on as the smell was so incredibly strong. The lavender is from the gardens at Montsalvat.
These only live at Montsalvat at the moment but feel free to email me if you'd like one sent in the mail. They can be made in a multitude of colours too.