daisy chain

Did you have a good weekend? It's been quite cold and windy here recently and after being seduced by April's sunshine and warmth, the jumpers have made an appearance once more.

I've got a few little domestic sewing projects on the go at the moment for there are changes afoot in the h&r household and perhaps some news to come in the next few weeks or so. There are so many things I want to achieve and sadly so little time, Half Term is next week and they've only just gone back!

For the things I have in mind I'm determined to use what is already in the stash, which is why I finally cut into this one. Bennison's 'daisy chain'. Finding this was a major coup, it retails for an outrageous amount but the price I paid for my two small panels made me skip and dance all the way home as I'm sure you can well imagine.

In a way, it's probably just as well they are smaller pieces, I think that ensured I didn't hoard for forever and a day. So guess what, I've been making cushions again! I used my unbleached antique linen sheet for the back. This is serving me very well indeed as I bought it for next to nothing and am getting a whole lot of mileage for my money. Hmm, very satisfying all round.

Enjoy the week!


  1. Oh yes Kate, I know that skippy dance well, when you find a little bargain. :)
    Gorgeous cushions, I love the beautiful lilac colour!
    Vivienne x

  2. Your cushions suit your chair beautifully. I am so glad they are making you happy.

    I hope I am right in thinking you sound pleased about the changes coming to your life. Best wishes, whatever they may be. T x

  3. Such pretty colours, very feminine. Know that little skippy thrill!

  4. A beautiful bargain is always a thrill!
    Let's hope some warm dry weather arrives for half term, it's so cold today I wnat to put the heating back on.

  5. That fabric is lovely xxx

  6. Thanks for cutting into your stash and giving us a peek! I love these and they must look wonderful next to your tweed pillows (a post I can't get out of my mind!).

  7. Very beautiful..they complement that lovely chair very well!

  8. Such beautiful cushions!
    I am on the edge of my seat wondering what is in store for you!

  9. Congratulations - you have won my giveaway! Perhaps you could let me know your address so that I can post it to you.

    Pomona x

  10. Oh, I quite understand about the Bennison fabrics, priced beyond mere mortals but oh so beautiful ... Once (some years ago) I sent away for samples (I think I had to pay 5 pounds) but it was worth it just to possess some precious (small) pieces of this fabric!


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