I've been having another cushion fest recently. I love making them, I love that there is always something big to show for surprisingly little work. Once the cutting out has been done, of course, because that always takes me a while to do. I like to get as much goodness out of each piece of fabric I cut, so there is never one that looks more desirable than another.
I mentioned recently that I'm attacking the fabric stash and these are the results of some of the vintage pieces that have been sitting on a shelf. You know the one. The shelf that holds the fabrics that, once in, rarely make it out again .. we've all got at least one of those!
This boating vignette scene from the 1950s makes me so cheerful. I was originally thinking of making a couple of girls' skirts with the fabric, but on retrospect I think it's more suited to cushions and I managed to get four satisfyingly good squares.
These stylised wading birds flying through the marshes remind me of flying wall ducks that were so popular during the 1950s and 1960s and have made a resurgence, along with all things retro.
The poppies in these photos came from a 1950s linen tablecloth. They make me happy too, with their pop of colour that will work well with any style or any colour scheme.
Finally the Viyella check (1940s or 1950s, I'm not sure which), that you may remember me using here. The fabric feels lovely and soft and these two now sport ecru vintage doilies which pick out the cream in the check. The one I made back then sits quite happily amongst my red-toned French cushions, breaking up the 'sameness' on my sofa.
It goes without saying that these will be in the new shop, opening on a computer near you, very soon.
It's + 12 degrees here today, the sun is shining, I have taken off my hat for the first time in some while and am feeling ready for Spring now. It's time for it, don't you think?
Happy week, everyone.