I started making these cushions over 3 months ago then life events got in the way taking away every spark of creativity inside me so these cushions were put on the WIP pile waiting for me to find some creative energy and time to do the things I love which is to create pretty things for my home and for my online shops.
You may remember in this post I was inspired by these pretty tea-towels which I thought were far too nice to be drying dishes with although they would make for a pretty kitchen accessory.
I came up with the idea to make some 3D flowers inspired by the ones on the tea-towel fabric layering them with yo-yo's, felt and buttons.
I added some embroidered stems and some hand-quilting with perle cotton for added texture.
I did my usual button enclosure with a collection of different but same sized buttons and a strip of fabric from the front.
I'm not sure which one I like best, the green one here with the rambling vines of flowers or...
....this pretty pink one with the row of flowers. What do you think???
For now they are looking quite at home sitting in my newly re-decorated window seat and are reminding me of happy blooms in a summer garden, a far cry from the torrential rain we have experienced here this week.
Edited to add: Both pillows are now sold.