Friday, April 30, 2010

mrs d's first married birthday present

deciding to hand-make a present for one of the most crafty people i know was perhaps not the brightest idea i've had...fraught with anxieties over my level of competence! the lovely sarah-may of a year of handmade presents is the birthday girl - and a seamstress extraordinaire (by my standards anyway).

these are cushions no. two and three that i have made - complete with infamous invisible zippers (tutorial found very serendipitously here at kirinote via flowerpress) - so, far from perfect. materials are all vintage with the exception of the blue and pink amy butler material in one of the sashes, the rest i found on ebay, as mentioned in a previous post. the second cushion is a multitasker with two removable options to jazz it up - a 'sash' and an 'obi'. makes it ever so easy to change looks...

(my witch's cat discovered the cushions when i'd popped them on the sofa to photograph - was looking very self-satisfied when i found him).


  1. These are beautiful! Love the red velvet, but it looks like you might have a battle getting them off that cute little cat.

  2. thanks susie! (and thanks again for the link, it was invaluable) did actually manage to wrest the cushion (vintage cord, by the way) from my feline friend and send it off to the birthday girl. he's happy as long as he has possession of the best/most luxurious/most expensive thing in the room - great taste.

  3. They are just beautiful! I'm sure she'll love them :) K

  4. They're beautiful, i love the velvet. So nice now that it's getting cooler too.


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