As you will know if you’ve looked at my craft page I am currently planning on making some cushions for a brand, spanking new sofa that is being delivered in the next few weeks. I was going to buy some cushions from some wonderful talented types (you know, the ones you see on etsy/folksy and wish you were as talented as) but I thought I have so much fabric I should make my own. Today I started trawling through the kilos of fabric that have been accumulated over the last few years and finally settled on some beautiful vintage fabrics I bought a while ago at various craft fairs (mainly Bedruthan Vintage Fair) .
No sooner had I started, the cat decided she must be a part of the proceedings. Making herself at home on the fabrics, which I think may have already have been the case judging by the amount of black hair found on said materials. We compromised – she sat in the middle as I worked around her. I dread to think what she is going to be like when I start her favourite activity – cutting the material. She is fascinated by my roller cutter and has the scars to prove it! Obviously I am joking, there are no scars, the tail came clean off. Luckily, I believe in up-cycling and I now have the softest neck scarf. No cats were harmed during the writing of this blog, Pusskin is fine and has a beautiful tail.
These are the final fabric choices, birds feature heavily:
I have also ordered some both pastel and neon pompom trim to edge each cushion and am currently deciding on zips.
Let me know what you think/any advice you may have.