As the skies cloud over and we’re set for rain for the next few days, I thought I’d share my latest summery make:
I made a pair of summer cushions for the living room, using pretty fat quarters from here.
I had an image in my mind of what I wanted, but I couldn’t find a suitable pattern anywhere, so I decided to make one up! I had to be sneaky with the floral print – I have the fortune/misfortune of a husband with an opinion on the decor. Sometimes this is lovely, because it’s nice to bounce around decorating ideas, and we tend to like the same neutral colours and blue/green hues...
|Our oh-so-neutral living room|
...and he also supports my wackier brainstorms, like the willow branch bedroom mural I painted a few years ago:
...but other times, when I’m feeling particularly girlie and pink, I find the fact that he cares rather annoying, because he doesn’t necessarily want the living room to be decked out in blousy pink florals! (I indulge my feminine side in the kitchen, he knows that’s my turf.)
I envisaged a summer stripe cushion with a ditsy floral print peeking out. Surely it is it fresh and summery and not too girlie?
|The back is a simple envelope opening in a neutral linen|
The girls gave immediate thumbs up, and, happily, Darling Husband did, too. I think part of him was impressed by the fact that I created these rather than plonking down £50 at a shop for cushions...
And now the smaller sofa is in need of a pair of summer cushions. I still have some fat quarters from my bundle, I have images of appliqué swirling in my brain...
Enjoy the weekend and happy crafting!