I made some cushions recently; for Clara and Emma.
This was a commission; I was told that daddy was a big Superman fan, so if I fancied incorporating this in some way… I didn’t want to go all-out Superman, so instead I just went superhero. The buttons were an ebay purchase; I love them! I didn’t even use them all…
All the fabrics are mostly basic cottons I had in my collection; the Space Police fabric is from a pair of charity shop curtains I bought years ago. The Care Bears fabric came from a Walmart in Arizona somewhere (or maybe Texas?), and the Dr. Seuss was a present from New Zealand.
Emma’s cushion is a house-warming present- she recently took the plunge and became a home-owner.
While I like the design, this cushion didn’t turn out as well as I’d hoped. The design on the front is situated too close to the edges, so when the pad is inserted, you don’t see all the detail. Oh well, live’n’learn. Love the colours though.
Again, most of the fabrics are basic cottons from my collection. The two on the back are vintage; one is from an old skirt I blogged about before, and the other is from a stash of new polyester and nylon (yum!) sheets and pillowcases I got in Wexford at the sale of the contents of an old drapery.
(I also got some classy thermals; 85% chlorofibre minimum I’ll have you know- only for best for me;-). Sunny wanted in on the photo action; she knows where it’s at).