Monday, 12 September 2011

Severly Side-tracked

I went out this morning to get a whole load of art supplies. I had to make a stop off at spotlight to get some white fabric to make a table cloth for Saturdays market. While I was there I spotted a lovely red pom pom trim which I just had to have, this then led to me buying some gorgeous floral fabric to go with it.  As soon as I got home I unloaded my car, plonked everything everywhere (frames, cardboard, frame stands and a huge bag of stuffing!) and before I knew it, I was cutting out a pattern to make myself a pom pom trimmed cushion. I've been wanting to make one for a while. 'It wont take me long' I thought confidently. At this point I should probably mention that I am fairly new to this sewing business and that I have never used any kind of trim on my cushions before... and now I know why. It took me forever!! I had no idea how tricky this would be!  I was supposed to be framing my prints this afternoon (whoops!)

Anyway I have to say I absolutely love how it has turned out. I wont be making any to sell but I am very happy to have this one sitting on my bed!

 Here's the fabric I used and the gorgeous red trim that got me into this mess...
Sewing the trim onto the front side of the fabric...
The front of the cushion, before the back fabric was added...
The back of the cushion...

 So what do you think?


  1. Lovely work! like the colours that you use very much xxx

  2. Wow.. you're so talented. And I can't wait tosee all your beautiful work at the market this Saturday :o) xx