Hearts all around

I’ve always wanted to have one of those long rectangular cushions for our bed. After browsing some pictures, I got the idea of making a white cushion with 4 different hearts on it. Using different colours of material, embroidery thread and buttons this is the end result:

Rectangular cushion with hearts applique

Rectangular cushion with hearts applique

A beautiful loving addition to our bedroom!

Pistachio flowers

After enjoying some pistachio nuts, have you ever wondered what to do with those shells? Well here is a nice idea that can be combined with other mediums or used on their own!

Try and gather as many shells as possible, then you can make some pretty pistachio flowers. The more shells you use, the bigger the flower.

Pistachio shell flower

Pistachio shell flower

Starting with 4 shells, take your glue gun and glue them together. They will overlap each other a little, this is fine. Then working in circles, glue more of the shells onto each other until you have a flower that you are happy with. You can make different sizes.

Pistachio shell flowers combined with quilling on small canvas

Pistachio shell flowers combined with quilling on small canvas

I glued the flowers onto a square canvas, and then added some quilled leaves and swirls for colour and variation. The flowers can be dyed if you want to, and you can add moss or bark or anything you want to for the background.

 

There you have some pretty flowers after enjoying some tasty nuts!