This is a pretty unoriginal post. And also, quite an unoriginal project. But after making this the other day, I just had to make another one, because everyone in the family except me was using it.
It was such a simple, but actually quite lovely, thing. A very heavy, overstuffed feather pillow. With a piece of pure linen (cream with hand-drawn lines in grey) for the front and big-floral for the back. Cotton twill tape to tie it closed at one end.
This week (when I find time to luxuriously settle against this pillow, that is) I've been reading The Faraway Nearby, by Rebecca Solnit. I'm really enjoying it, especially Apricots, which is about storytelling and memories.
Have you seen these amazing drawings that decorated Charles Darwin's 'Origins of the Species' manuscript? I love that his ten children made their mark on the pages. The fruit and vegetable army has my heart forever.