I made a gift for my Valentine. It is made from natural linen, it almost has a burlap look to it but much softer. I had wanted to either stencil or embroider this french phrase for some time so I just went for it.
This french endearment means "I love you my little cabbage"
This is not something I would normally call my husband (little cabbage) but I learned this in high school french class. We used to say it to each other when we were dating and first married . I think we thought it was fun to use a phrase that most people couldn't understand. (mon petit for a boy and ma petit for a girl)
I wrote the phrase on a piece of paper in my handwriting, transferred it onto the fabric with a red transfer pencil, then embroidered it with six strands of brown embroidery floss.
I made the back of the pillow open so that a pillow form could be inserted. The two pieces of fabric overlap.
Several years ago my husband bought me this mug for Valentine's Day.
Here is my mug and his little pillow.
A fun and easy project.
I will be linking with Freckled Laundry for Air Your Laundry Friday. Take a look at the fun projects made with textiles.
Also visit the Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming