Monday, June 29, 2009

Wintery stitching


Try as I might to make sophisticated, subdued and understated items... it seems there is always a riot in the fabric stash. The colours demand to be heard, all of them, all at once, with extra trim and bling.
It is hard to see, but these are some new cushions I have been working on and some things I have named 'Portuguese Christmas Trees' after inspiration from a window in Lisbon.

This cushion is from a collection I have been working on. I made this one for the Cancer Council Breakfast's silent auction that Harriet from Dick and Dora is organising at Moorilla. Should be a lovely morning, tickets will be available closer to the date. The cushion has a dusky orange velvet backing with piping and a lovely squishy feather insert. If there are any left I will be taking them to the next Market which will be in August.

The little act of making seems about all I can do some days and maybe that is enough.

9 comments:

Michelle said...

Ooh cushion bling - I love it!

Kylie said...

Love them! The colours are all so vibrant and full of life - fabulous combinations too. K

Lonie Polony said...

*Sigh* Either you're an overachiever, or I'm an indolent slattern. That's some lovely patchwork &c that you've done, I'm wild with envy at your talent and your industriousness.

By the way, I've finally done that meme you tagged me for :)

Dick and Dora said...

Thanks so much Little Snoring and sorry it's taken me a few days to acknowledge the gorgeous parcel left on my doorstep.
Best wishes
Harriet

Melissa Goodsell said...

That's a very nice cushion! I hope you're keeping warm and toasty :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the delightful pillow that has made its way to me, via Harriet, to Cancer Council Tas. I’m sure it will attract a lot of interest and healthy bidding amongst the ladies! Thank you also for spreading the word about our breakfast (26 October) on your blog. I will make sure to send you an invitation when they are ready in August. Meredith mwilson@cancertas.org.au

Edwina - HouseAHolic said...

Beautiful colours! Great to discover your blog too, as another Edwina also from Hobart (although now living in Brissy).

Luvvie said...

Fabulous stuff Edwina - so beautiful - you clever thing you ! :)

mistybliss said...

such beautiful work! Am so glad I've discovered your blog x

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