I wanted to show you again the beautiful heart the very talented and lovely Clare handmade for me in memory for Joshua. I adore it and it has very special place in my home. Thank you Clare.
I have made my own special mum, a sweet cushion, remember the HMV poster....
I smiled when I saw this, as I had all ready my plans of what cushion I was going to make for her, and here it is.
It is actually quite big and I would rather like to keep it for myself, I think it looks nice, simple and classy :0) My mum has quite a grown up taste and her home although a lovely treasure trove, the shabby chic way it is not. I do think shabby chic for me, to be a rather fun, childlike, pretty, colourful look, and not quite in keeping with my mum's home. Though to be fair to my mum, who has been a wonderful support of my little makes, now has a little of my handmade bunting up in the hallway and some of my lavender hearts leading up the staircase, so she is doing her best to shabby it up ;0)
I think the Tanya Whelan fabric is perfect for projects like this, it really pretty things up. I too love the linen mix fabric I have used, I have made many cushions using it and I think the slubby and creased look are quite appealing. Of course I couldn't have the back completely plain, Ohooo no, a little pink from one of my labels gives it that girly touch I love so much.
I have also finished off a couple of cushions for a personalised order for two very special little baby boys. It always makes me wonder when I have finished handmaking an order, and yet to show a photograph to the customer, what they shall think, you never quite know if what they had in their mind and what I have in my mind match. I am happy to report, the customer, who is also a friend, was over the moon :0)