I had a lovely crafty day last week, sewing up some cushions. I admit tha,t a few have been sitting in the cushion box for some weeks 'waiting' patiently for their final filling.
This is a really large cushion made in log-cabin style patchwork and quilting.
It is a comission from a local lady who liked my work but wanted something BIGGER!
I tend to make smaller pieces as they sell better at Craft Fairs and are easier to ship internationally, so it was a real pleasure to go bigger with this cushion.
I love adding all the details to my pieces. Appliqued trims and patches, the odd button, ribbon tags. I think this is what makes my work 'me' (however often we 'artists/ designers' are replicated.....)
I must confess at buying these handmade crocheted flowers as an embellishment for my pieces. I have no time or talents for this. I love the detail they add and how a flat faced cushion becomes touchable / tactile. Most senses are stimualated in these designs
Tactile exteriors coupled with the fact that these cushions are packed with:
LAVENDER (for relaxation)
CHAMOMILE (for sweet dreams)
DRIED HOPS (for restful sleep)
I just feel i can never photograph these to their true potential. Maybe because internet selling relies on just one sense - you can't sniff these or hold them in your hand, like you can at a Craft Fair or in a shop.
They are primarily made to put on your bed (hence the herbal stuffing)
but they are equally at home on a dining chair or a sofa.
And, of course, choosing between all the delicious fabrics available is probably my favourite task.
Linens and unbleached cottons V bright crisp quilting cottons?
There is room for a little of everything x