Time for the big cushion reveal!
These were made using fabric designed by Julie Paterson of Cloth fabric.
It's hand screen printed just out of Sydney on a lovely linen\cotton blend fabric which sews so well.
The prints I used are Wattle, Stoney, Rough Rose and Boardwalk.Quite Australiana.
Notice the fancy piping around the edges. That wasn't fun, but looks the part.
You can buy the fabric by the metre from the Cloth people or if you'd like smaller increments you can go to Duckcloth. Great service.
Above is my other cushion. This one is made using a lovely piece of Designers Guild fabric called Ramblas.
I crazily made a box-style cushion (what was I thinking - that's two lots of piping on one cushion!!) with stripey piping and side panels. I'm so pleased with the results.
And yes, those are threads that I haven't cut off yet. I was too excited to do that!
Looksee, on the reverse there's a different colour. I've buddied it up with a cushion from Ada and Darcy.
Above: a before of my good ol' Ikea Ektorp couch with my old cushions...
and below, my new cushions!
(whoops, maybe should have ironed covers???)
While I was sewing I also made a new cover for our little old Laura Ashley poofy/ottoperson/footrest.
I like the blue and cream stripes but wasn't so keen on the stains from Lyn's work boots and Molly's paws.
The new one is a slipcover in Cloth fabric Stoney in turquoise.
Above is another recent project I thought I may as well share whilst I'm banging on about my sewing adventures.
I made these cute pink and blue floral\spotty pillowcases for a friend who had been kind to me recently. I'd quite fancy some for my own bed :)
Well there you go my friends. One of my plans is to get a new set of covers for my couch this year. I'm so stuck on colours. I love white or cream but Molly dirties them too quickly. And no, I cannot keep her off the couch. Maybe a grey, or pale blue or green? Any thoughts? Something with a brown paw print pattern perhaps?
Well, I'm back to work today (booooo) but thankfully have dinner with two other bloggers, Jane and Kerry to look forward to. Very exciting!