Thursday, February 04, 2016

New Antique Anniversary Cushion



I made the main of this many years ago, but it got a little worn and tired, so has been in my shelf for unfinished embroideries for some time.
Pulling it out over Christmas (New Year exuberance) I cut it into an oval, added the selvage from some amazing, shot silk lining (with the fluffy green) over the original grey rayon ribbon, stitched our initials (RM) in the cameo (instead of the old button which had come off), gathered a border of some very old, gorgeous metallic/silk cloth my friend's Mum gave me (and which I use all over the place), the green braid (from a case of braids, fringes and cords my Grandma gave me a long time ago), backed it all with a lovely pink velvet (Rule No. 1: All Cushions Will Have A Velvet Back), made and stuffed a Kapok insert and VOILA!
Happy 17th Anniversary Honey Bunch!!
Just don't sit on it.



Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Christmas 2015






Couldn't find the cushions, couldn't find the boy...

Thoroughbred / Bluebells

 Look ever here for the blether: bobbyla's Thoroughbred Take 2 



New Bluebird (Name In Progress) & P.S. Got A New Camera At Last!

Peek preview of a new pattern/kit I'm doing:

An old favourite, the bluebird. Surrounded by an embroidered version of one of my colouring book borders on a scrap of silk that threatened to be too subtle with the gold silk. However, Grandma's old fringing (which I've had for 25-30 years) lifted the design, as did the old blue velvet (Op-Shop). The colours look amazing on my beautiful chaise.

Monday, November 09, 2015