Thursday, 21 January 2010
Cushions for Victorian Villa
My houses have a distinct lack of my cushions, so over the last couple of weeks whenever I have had time, I have been stitching some cushions for my Victorian Villa. Last night, I finally finished sewing them up. I have tried to make them look old and a bit worn around the edges, but thats not an easy task for a sewing perfectionist like me! In the cushion on the furthest left, I tried to make some of the stitches look as if the cushion had been snagged, can you see the 'blob' of burgundy? It was a nightmare! I.ve also tried to get the edges to look well hugged and worn!
This is the reverse of one of the cushions. I have used some gorgoeus velvet that I had in my sewing box. It came from a stool ( now recovered) that I had from my grandmother over 20 years ago. The velvet has to be well over 70 years old and it is so soft and beautiful to sew. I only used a tiny bit, because I want to make Meg a vintage style bear and use the velvet for a jacket.
I've also been busy making some new wooden items for my Etsy store. The dresser has been waxed ready for dressing propely and the washstand has had a cream wash. Still more to do on those two! The little wooden bits are finished though, there are flower pots, dog treat pots, waxed hearts and stars, baskets, tissue holders and large floor vases. I had great fun! lol.
This week Ivy Cottage sold on Etsy and as we speak it is flying all the way to Australia. So Hywel will be begining work on a new cottage next week and I treated myself to my new project. After all the umming and arghing over what style, what period, which house, I finally went with something totally different. Actually.... it was when I was replying to Michele's comment on a previous post that the 'new project' lightbulb went off. lol
So, this will be my new project and it is due to be delivered in the next few days. It is going to be old blackened plaster and brick and will become Wizard & Wands Bookstore
I am going to be making hundreds of books in the next few months, I can feel it in my bones!!
Have a great day, Julia xx
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