Have managed to escape the joys of family life a few times over the last few days, and retreated into my own space to make some more vintage cushions.
But I have not been alone..........my furry babies came to hang out too, so it was very peaceful - well, it was eventually peaceful once the games of pulling, shaking and killing The Sock were over, and everyone had found themselves a seat.
So now that everyone was sitting comfortably, I was able to take this.......
and make it into this
This cushion is made from a pretty vintage hand embroidered tray cloth. It had a few blemishes so first I added a few stitches here and there to hide them, whilst still keeping true to the overall design.
I decided to add primrose yellow cross stitches all the way round the outer edge as I wanted to use a pretty vintage yellow Laura Ashley fabric for the cushion back, and thought this would look pretty.
Next up was this beautiful white cutwork and embroidered piece
which I made into this cushion
although what should have been quite a quick cushion took twice as long as I couldn't get my head round the construction order so I fluffed it first time - how I hate unpicking!!!
I have a thing about frayed edges - I love them! So I had this idea that I wanted to preserve the whole of the lovely white drawn thread detail at the edges of the traycloth and offset them with a frayed fringe behind.
just need to add some loops and buttons to the striped back and its finished.
Next up will be this lovely palest peachy pink linen napkin and crochet doily which were made for each other.
Whilst they dry, I have time to play around with choices for the back.
But which one?
As I was typing this post, I just remembered this gorgeous 60s/70s pink floral fabric tucked away somewhere, so just rushed off and took a piccy or two. Haven't seen it against the linen or lace but might work rather well...............
Which one do you think?