Monday, August 9, 2010

one down ... one to go

I've been working on this cushion for a while ...


... and finally managed to finish it off today ...


It's the first of two entries I am making for the Royal Melbourne Show this year. The cushion cover is made from a green/blue demin I got from Lincraft a while ago, embellished with apple green stitching and a line of vintage buttons. I did an envelope back with some fancy machine stitching. I really enjoyed making this - it's nice to just make something because you feel like it. It's a lovely sunny day in Melbourne again (3 days in a row!!) so we're off the the playground. Have a great afternoon!

23 comments:

Kelly said...

I agree about it being nice to make something just because you feel like it. And these cushions are just gorgeous. I love the green/denim combination.

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

That is gorgeous and looks like a lot of work. Good luck with the show!!!

Little Ted Canvas said...

I love it! The stitching and the little wave of buttons is just beautiful - a winner for sure! Enjoy this sunshine...

june at noon said...

Very pretty. I like the simplicity, and the repeated lines are very "you." Great colors, too!

Vic said...

Oh go you! I never did register... just as well too because now I'd be stressing then chickening out... ;) Better to have piked early lol.

LOVING the sun, it's made me feel so frikkin happy all of a sudden... down with the drizzle!

plushka said...

It looks great! Love the way you used buttons:) Isn't it a lovely green threads colour for the jeans fabric!

Liesl said...

Its lovely - I really like all those gorgeous green buttons. Good luck with your entry! I wonder what else you are entering?

(I've thrown my hat in for four categories - arggh!)

Christiana said...

Fantastic! What a lovely way to showcase some lovely buttons!

Christiana
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Starbate said...

That cushion is way cute! I love the button wave.

BOB & MABEL said...

That's gorgeous. Love stitching on denim and those buttons are fab!

Jennie said...

That's lovely! I entered the cushion section at the Show last year and got second place. This year I'm too pregnant to make the effort! ;-)

Best of luck! Hope they don't pick some underwhelming patchwork creation again as this year's winner.

Amanda said...

Perfection....Love the buttons!

by marie-nicole said...

Lovely... all the best with the show!

CurlyPops said...

I had good intentions but now I've completely run out of time. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that your gorgeous cushion wins a grand prize!

Teek said...

The cushion is really lovely..
Good luck
Looking forward to seeing what your next entry is.

Taps said...

It is nice to finish something off thats been sitting around for a while.........it was worth the wait. How lovely!!

beck said...

Fantastic design Nic! It's a winner in my book anyway. Hope you enjoyed the sunshine, doesn't it make the world look different? xo

lisa stubbs said...

love the green stitching on the denim, have a fab time at the playground:)

La Belle Vie said...

I adore the cushion!! It's wonderful!!

Screamstress said...

Lovely! I love sifting sorting looking through buttons.

becclebee said...

that is so so lovely. i hope you win something!

The Clip Cafe said...

Lovely designed cushion, very pleasant on the eyes :-)

Jana said...

So clever!
Jana