Finished...... at last!
Phew - as a commercial venture this is surely one big flop, simply due to the time it's taken to do all the hand-stitching. I must have spent at least 10 hours working on this one little pillow, so I can't see myself putting it in my Folksy shop anytime soon. I'm rather pleased with it though, even if I don't know what I'm going to do with it now!
I've done another little piece of reverse applique on the back, behind a small oval panel of wool. This time a heart to go with the theme, and I've finished off the bottom of the envelope flap with a little row of cross stitch kisses. After so much time hand-sewing, it was a matter of moments to whizz around the outside with the sewing machine to finish it.
The only place I can think suitable for it would be on the bed, and it certainly doesn't go with any of my bedding. Oh no..... does this mean I now have to make a quilt to match?