A few months ago I made a cushion from a piece of vintage Star Wars bed sheet. Having never made a cushion cover before, I was pleased with the end result and liked how quickly it came together. Plus, C3PO, Darth Vader and the Death Star now grace our living room – who wouldn’t be happy with that?
Using the Force…for lumbar support.
Since then, I’ve been writing down all kinds of ideas for fun cushion covers and have managed to whip up a few like these bad boys:
Quilted front, zipper back
All you need is Love
Personally, I like a really over stuffed cushion so I use a big insert but because I’ve used a layer of cotton batting and backing fabric for the cushion fronts, a smaller insert would work and still give the cushion good shape. Plus, the covered zipper makes the back look as good as the front – bonus!
I’ve got a long list of ideas for these and I’m thinking I’ll take custom orders on my Etsy shop. What do you think? What would you put on a cushion?
Just over a month since my last post and while I have no ‘after’ photos of my craft space for you (it’s still a mess), I can tell you that we found a house!
We have a bit of work to do before we can move in so we probably won’t be living there until some time in September (oh, and I guess we should wait for our closing date at the end of August). We have lots of plans already for both the inside and the outside spaces – we’re going to have to pace ourselves.
There’s a small sun-room at the back of the house that I think will become my new craft space. Almost the same as what I’m currently using but slightly bigger. Right now it’s painted a very bright blue, which I don’t mind, but will probably change so that I can really put my own stamp on it.
Hopefully, you won’t mind if I ramble on about home decor and DIY’s in the coming months. I’ve been waiting a long time to get the chance to decorate a space that is truly my own – I am beyond excited!
BUT, in equally exciting, yet more rapidly approaching news, my baby girl is going to be ONE on Sunday. How the hell….where did the time go?? We’re having a small, casual gathering of people – a bbq, some beer and a cake for the Kid to smoosh around as she pleases. The weather has been great so hopefully it hangs in there for another few days. Having recently returned to work, I’ve failed miserably in the crafty mum stakes. I’m going to try to get a couple of things made for Sunday. If I’m successful, photos will follow. If not, well…I’ll find some pictures of cats to post instead.
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