Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Everyone loves a good cushion, right?



  I don't know about you but I sure love a nice cushion or two... or three! I have been using my spare time from dolly making to stitch me up some pillow beauties. Have you ever tried making your own? The great thing about sewing your own cushions is that you can adapt your design to your own skill level... two squares of your favourite material simply sewn and stuffed, or a complex and intricate patchwork piece backed with a hidden zip closing, either way you end up with something beautiful, something YOU made.


I found this gorgeous embroidery pattern over at Urban Threads, its from their Anima collection, I fell in love with it and dropped everything to start stitching it straight away, this behaviour is exactly why my to-do list and unfinished project stack is getting bigger and bigger! lol  I used some lovely blush coloured Irish Linen, which was a joy to work with, and a simple envelope closing at the back (you can find a great tutorial on this here).







 Now, if you didn't know, let me tell you, I am a Liberty Fabric obsessive, and I covet every single piece in my small but growing collection! I have mentioned before that I get most of my Liberty from Alice Caroline, and in their beautiful online shop you will find packs of precut shapes like the little squares I used to make this patchwork cushion. Easy peasy.... if you fancy having a go at something like this have a look at this great tutorial over on Fussy Cut!



And speaking of Liberty, if you pop over to their craft blog you will find instructions on how to make this cute cloud pillow. I stitched the word 'Slumber' on mine and I kinda wish I hadn't, I can't make up my mind if I like that part or not :)


Can you spot the skinny little Greyhound butt in this pic? lol



So go on grab yourself a piece of fabric, embroider it, appliqué it, bead it, draw on it, needle felt on to it, make a bit of patchwork, or even knit or crochet, raid your wardrobe for those tops or dresses that you never wear but love the colour of and make a cushion!!!!


Phew... all this looking at pictures of my bed makes me want to get in to it!! Goodnight all :)

2 comments:

  1. These are all so wonderful! I love the writing on the cloud, it's eye-catching, and I think the font is perfect! Definitely a good choice :) A few years ago, I bought some beautiful blue toile and I've been entertaining the idea of turning it into throw pillows but have yet to start that project! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. I love all your cushions!!! The one with the Liberty fabric is gorgeous!!

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