Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Reminding me of summers to come....

Summers flowers cushion covers 
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.
Summers flowers cushion covers
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.

Summers flowers cushion covers 
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.

Summers flowers cushion covers 
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.

Summers flowers cushion covers
I'm not sure which one I like best, the green one here with the rambling vines of flowers or...

Summers flowers cushion covers
....this pretty pink one with the row of flowers. What do you think???
 They are newly listed in both my Etsy shop and Felt shop.
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.

12 comments:

Leslie said...

these are lovely....you are so talented with hand stitching!!! it looks beautiful

JoyLeanne said...

Very pretty! Love the layered flowers.

Needled Mom said...

Those are so pretty. I tried to see the teaa towels, but I couldn't get the link to work. I can't imagine using such pretty work to dry dishes.

georgie said...

They are such beautiful cushions Catherine very,very pretty and great inspiration!
Hugs Georgie x

Katy Cameron said...

So pretty, love the flowers

Julie said...

They are beautiful - I have been waiting to see what you did with them. I have the green tea towel sitting in my stash - maybe I'll get inspired to do something with it now.

Michele Pacey said...

Ooooh, I think your 3-D flowers are so great!!! And I'm thinking the pink pillow is my favourite (which is strange for me because I definitely have tom-boyish tendencies)...

Catherine said...

Thanks Julie! You must show me what you do with yours.

Lis said...

They are so pretty and so summery, love them.

Sue SA said...

they are both beautiful, your creativity is back and as fantastic as ever.

Sue said...

They are gorgeous! I love both of them so full of summer happiness!

Karen said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I'd say your creativity is back full force. Brilliant job.

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