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Wedding Keepsake Gift – personalised lavender hearts

Of all the things I enjoy, I love creating something completely personal for a special occasion …. so I was delighted to be asked to create a set of my lavender hearts as a wedding keepsake gift, personalised with the initials and date of the wedding.

All the surface work gets done before the hearts are sewn together … and a little bit of a departure for me, working in burlap alongside my beloved linen. Burlap does lend itself astonishingly well to cross stitch ….

wedding keepsake - personalised lavender hearts

Little close-ups?

wedding keepsake - personalised lavender heart

Initials cross-stitched onto a piece of burlap over textured natural linen ….

Vintage lace trim stitched onto a burlap heart, with a chain of love couched down onto the border

wedding keepsake - personalised lavender heart

The date of the wedding embroidered in satin stitch onto textured natural linen, using vintage perle thread

I love the way the three of them hang together so well …. and that big crystal I salvaged from a box of broken costume jewellery just ties them off perfectly, I think.

I had such a fabulous response to these lavender hearts, I’ve decided to offer this service in my Etsy store …. a wonderful way to way to celebrate such an amazing day with something that is both beautiful and completely personal.

Lavender Hearts … love is in the air?

Wth the garden off limits due to frozen ground, and the planting season no more than a faint hope, I’ve started my spring cleaning early. And as I was turning over the idea of freshening up rooms and realising Valentine’s Day was sneaking up on me, it occurred to me that some little hanging lavender hearts might be just the thing to tick off both boxes …

Natural linen …. perfect in a neutral bathroom.

With three children, I’m bound to think that all good things come in threes … so a little trio – one plain, with a little embellishment at the base, one overlaid with a spotted tulle and a strip of vintage broderie trim, and another plain one, with ‘love’ written all over it – in a vintage chain couched on with embroidery thread.

And I liked them so much, I went on to make some more ….

A little more contemporary, these, in a neutral grey with a little pop of yellow …

This time, we say yes! I like these for an entrance or landing … and yes, that is a Lana Jansdotter fabric … I finally made myself part with some of my stash, just for you. Much as I adore that fabric, this lavender heart with the vintage grey and pale yellow braid overlaid on the cotton shirting is my favourite ….

Which one is your favourite?

And finally ….

A little shabby chic? Dreamy white and blue … perfect in a bedroom, I think, where the French Grosso lavender – long, long lasting and heavenly – will help create a tranquil and relaxing environment. I think antique white damask linen has got to be my all-time favourite fabric, so it was such a treat to use it here … in the plain heart with little wooden embellishment and hand-embroidery, and in the lavender heart with the strips of blue and white vintage broderie.

But I do love this one too … it’s linen, handprinted by another of my favourites –  the talented designer-maker Maramiki.

Where would you hang yours?

These little lovelies are heading off to my Etsy shop … but if you wanted a custom set in *your* colours, you could always get in touch to get something extra-special and uniquely your own.