Saturday, November 19, 2011

It's in the details...

Bliss Cushion
Okay just one finish this week but I'm pretty pleased with this one. My original plan was to have some little yo-yo's in the centre but they just didn't look right. Too much pattern I think no matter what I did with them and then I remembered a 3D fabric pinwheel I had leftover from this fabric wreath I made.

Bliss Cushion
I think it looks quite perfect framed with some pale aqua ric-rac that I found in my  ric-rac stash. It is quilted  in diagonal lines with some variegated thread.

Bliss Cushion - back 
This is the back which I love as much as the front. I used this tutorial that I had pinned ages ago. I love it when I actually use ideas that I've pinned. Makes me feel that all that time that I spend on Pinterest is not completely wasted.

Bliss Cushion- back
The fabric covered buttons are totally handmade. I was going to purchase a covered button kit but my local craft shop only had one size stocked and of course it wasn't the size I wanted. Luckily I knew how to make my own thanks to the very clever Michele. Here's a link to the tutorial here!

Handmade button
These buttons do take a bit longer to make but are worth the extra effort just to get that satisfying feeling of having made some entirely from scratch.
I've added this cushion to my shop even though I'm sure I could find a home for it in one of my daughters rooms.
Wishing everyone a lovely weekend!


My 4 Lil' Girls said...

What a special cushion, i think its a keeper for one of your daughters rooms, its too pretty to sell :D
Karen Xx

Karen said...

Its so pretty. The 3D pinwheel is perfect for the centre. Yep I love the back too. Gorgeous selection of fabrics.

Jane S. said...

You're right, it's just as pretty on the back! What a fun cushion and the pinwheel is perfect.

Rafael's Mum said...

Cute! You are having so many finishes. Brilliant!

Michelle said...

What you're not going to keep it, I don't think I could sell it if it were mine :O)
Thanks for the tutorials too 1

Michele Pacey said...

Oh I love it, Catherine. it's gorgeous, especially the front pinwheel detail!

Rene' said...

Catherine, this is such a cute pillow!!! Love the buttons and especially the addition of the little pinwheel!!! Great fabric choices too.

Katy Cameron said...

Oh I just love that pinwheel on there, and the buttoned back is divine

Little Blue Mouse said...

That is fabulous, but the back is wasted as a back. It is absolutely gorgeous and deserves equal billing!

Thanks for the link for the buttons.

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