Rest Your Weary Head

Hello Everyone
To start the week, a quick post where I am sharing a gift I made back in June for my dear friend Dorthe’s birthday.
The gift I decided to make for Dorthe was a pillow which would use the beautiful Portia from The Stampsmith’s Cleopatra and Friends as the focal.
I didn’t take a note of the dimensions of the pillow, it is large enough to be resting on a small chair.
For the focal, I returned to an idea I had first used on a tote bag for The Stampsmith. That time around I used Juliet but for Portia it was the same idea of stamping her onto a stained doily although this time I embellished the edge with beads and not handmade ribbon roses.portialynnemoncrieffTorn vintage lace was stained and the only other embellishment was the addition of two vintage buttons.
Thank You for visiting this post.
Here’s to a creative week for all of us.


38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Redanne
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 15:58:36

    Lynne, this is gorgeous! Portia looks beautiful on your gorgeous cushion. Dorthe must have been thrilled to receive such a wonderful handmade cushion. Hugs, Anne x


  2. Sandy Dehon
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 16:01:26

    Lynne -your makes are so gorgeous, so lush and feminine. I love to visiting your blog!


  3. Anja
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 16:25:36

    Dear Lynne,
    thatt is such an awesome pillow. I’m really fascinated, It looks so elegant and romanitic, beautiful with all the lace around, a masterpiece!


  4. Astrid
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 17:45:43

    Such a totally gorgeous pillow Lynne, – I remember seeing it on Dorthe’s blog, it is stunning, pretty and romantic and I have to say, those stamp smith stamps are out of this world!!


  5. Astrid
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 17:48:56

    Lynne this is just so beautiful!! I remember seeing it on Dorthe’s blog, – it is so romantic and beautiful and I have to say those Stampsmith stamps are out of this world!!


  6. alexapink4
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 18:26:41

    What a lovely gift Lynne – I hope Dorthe loved it! What a great stamp and she looks wonderful made into a cushion. x


  7. craftytrog
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 18:32:50

    This is so beautiful Lynne, I’m sure it will be treasured by Dorthe! xx


  8. valerie-Jael
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 18:37:27

    This is gorgeous and I am sure any weary head would be happy to rest on it! Valerie


  9. Suze
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 19:17:00

    Oh wow Lynne, this is stunning, she must be a very special friend indeed! Xx


  10. Meggymay
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 20:42:45

    Gorgeous pillow, your friend will treasure this gift.
    Yvonne x


  11. Dorthe
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 21:38:08

    My dearest Lynne,- yes I am treasuring your so beautiful pillow,– and having it here in this room, where I spend many hours a day, it rests in an older white rocking chair ,so lovely, and enjoyed by me every time I am in my room. I so love the beauty you created for me , and Portia, is wonderful stamped onto the lovely old doily. Thank you sweetest friend again,- I feel so blessed to recieve your gorgeous gifts.
    The pillow ,without the lace is app. 22 cm **x 19 cm 🙂
    Hugs and love, from Dorthe


  12. may
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 22:15:09

    Stunning pillow Lynne, Wonderful fabric & lace & the image is perfect..I Love your work…. Hugs May x x x


  13. The Scrap Yard
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 00:34:23

    Just stunning! Gorgeous work of art, Lynne!


  14. 2amscrapper
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 03:08:47



  15. Avril
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 07:33:26

    Gorgeous pillow, and such a lovely image.
    Avril xx


  16. Brenda Brown
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 07:47:17

    What a wonderful make and gift Lynne, you are so talented with making these beautiful pieces.
    Hugs Brenda xxx


  17. Anni
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 08:29:18

    Lynne I know that Dorthe love the pillow you made for her and it is so wonderfully made, a great gift.
    Hugs Anni


  18. MarieS.
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 08:47:07

    The pillow is absolutely gorgeous,dear Lynne.I’m sure Dorthe will treasure it.
    Have a wonderful day.


  19. Paper Profusion
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 09:33:22

    This is so beautiful as always Lynne!

    I’m sorry to have been missing recently but there was a bit of a disaster that absorbed all my time and energy. Hope that you are doing well. Nicola x


  20. PetraB
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 11:53:24

    This is so lovely and very beautiful.


  21. Viola
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 13:49:18

    Wow, what a stunning piece, dear Lynne!! Great work!!!


  22. Wendy
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 14:11:46

    Such a gorgeous pillow… Stunning piece of work! And so sweet of you to make Dorthe such a precious gift. Wishing you a beautiful week. Hugs, Wendy


  23. Silvia
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 16:03:00

    That’s an amazing piece, so romantic.


  24. 1cardcreator
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 21:26:09

    Lovely piece Lynne. ~Diane


  25. michele s
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 03:10:52

    lucky Dorthe! this will be stunning on her chair. oh you make the most deliciously beautiful things! xo


  26. Buttons
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 06:58:59

    This is one of my all time favourites from your array of beautiful work Lynne. Love that you have used a slightly darker shade for the central oval too as it really makes it a focal point that everyone will notice. Hugs, Jenny x


  27. Sophie
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 09:09:52

    Oh, mein Gott…
    wie bezaubernd schööön….

    Umarmung und Grüße von Sophie xx


  28. DebbieK
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 13:15:24

    Simply lovely, Lynne! She will absolutely love and cherish it.


  29. Sugar Lump Studios
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 20:19:06

    This is drop dead gorgeous Lynne! What an amazing collage and I love the vintage image you selected! beautiful! Are you having summer still there? We have had a nice cool down here – I am NOT complaining!


  30. Hettie
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 22:13:28

    Oh Lynne. This is beautiful. Love the laces you have used and that image is a stunner.


  31. Janny Jager 't Hooft
    Aug 15, 2013 @ 11:36:56

    Hi Lynne
    What a beautiful and great creation you made
    Love the pilow very much.
    The last few weeks you made a great bunch fo beautiful things.
    Love them all.
    Greetings Janny


  32. Laura Turner
    Aug 15, 2013 @ 14:11:37

    Such beautiful work Lynne, as always. Lucky friend to share your friendship and talent!


  33. nefertiti
    Aug 16, 2013 @ 11:42:40

    Awesome work Lynne! so feminine and delicate!!bisous


  34. Dianne
    Aug 16, 2013 @ 11:52:30

    WOW Lynne this is STUNNING, just gorgeous, what a fantastic gift, the pillow itself is amazing, love the gorgeous lace, the beautiful image inside that gorgeous crochet circle is absolutely stunning work , thanks so much for sharing it..


  35. Marjie Kemper
    Aug 16, 2013 @ 15:21:18

    It’s exquisite, Lynne. I bet your friend was over the moon when she opened that package.


  36. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Aug 16, 2013 @ 16:45:16

    Such a precious and lovely creation for dear Dorthe! The crochet border with pearls makes a perfect frame along with all of your delicate and artful touches dear Lynne…
    you truly ARE a creative genius ♥


  37. Sharon
    Aug 17, 2013 @ 10:12:46

    Oh my goodness – amazing & stunning Lynne – very very feminine & delicate – just beautiful! Jaw dropping!!


  38. butterfly
    Aug 19, 2013 @ 21:42:10

    So beautiful… it seems familiar, so I think I must have seen it on one of Dorthe’s lovely posts sharing the amazing gifts she receives from artists around the world!
    Alison xx


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