24 November 2009

Embroidered cushions

I have been making lots of cushions lately and really enjoying it. So much so, I might end up making just cushions... nah... knowing how my brain works it is probably just a phase.

At the same time, I am 'rediscovering' embroidery, and loving it. Not that I ever did much, just a little 'canevas' as a kid. I don't know the word for it in English, canvas probably, anyway it's embroidery following a pattern, usually some really oldy worldy pattern :). You know what I mean, a horse head in yucky brown, that kind of stuff!

I've been playing around with embroidered words and simple shapes. What I like most about it is I can do it from the sofa! Sounds lazy but I like being busy making something while having the TV/radio on or by the fire, but especially where other people are. It gives that nice cosy feeling. I think that's partly why I played so much on the kitchen floor as a child.

I have so many more ideas to come for cushions, with more embroidery but also the raw edge and child like machine embroidery I like so much.

Let hope things start selling soon! There's a little glimmer of hope for my new cushions, I was included in two, yes two treasuries lately! whoohoo


Tracy said...

I love the apple cushion..delightful.
Nice blog..following.

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