Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Cath Kidston Home Cushion

Totally off the thread of Christmas today, I was watching Kirsties Homemade Home that I had recorded and an idea burrowed in .

I have been making home bits, I have been pottering with some CK Cotton Duck in one of my fave prints of hers Spray Flowers. I decided to make another cushion like the one I made a while back from recycled denim.
I took my trusty scissors to my friend's boyfriends favourite jeans, that sounds awful but they were past their best and he did 'donate' them to me via my lovely friend (Thanks Ryan!) :)

Sliced up jeans give quite a narrow strip of denim so I added my Cotton Duck to the top and bottom, together with some of my favourite Fenwick's check remnant and came up with this:

I cut and bondawebbed (I know that's not even a word!!) the letters then appliqued them with a little zig zag stitch to the front. I overlapped the flowers onto the back to give it a little bit of niceness. This is a full size cushion so will fit most standard inserts.

I added the flowery fabric to the zip ends to perk it up a bit!

I gave my new labels a little run out too.

I have taken a little shine to this and it might end up in my lounge rather than in my gift pile, what do you think?
p.s. don't forget there is still time to enter my giveaway which closes tomorrow.

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20 comments:

Clara said...

Wow! I love this pillow, what a fantastic idea! Also, I like your little red nose in your photo...I first thought there was a spot on your face! LOL!

Helga! said...

That is GORGEOUS,Kandi!!!! I freakin' love that idea,and the fabric choices!!
xxx

Alexandra Mason said...

Love your cushion it looks wonderful! Hope you have a great week xxx

Serenata said...

Wonderful cushion, so beautifully made. Definitely a keeper that one :-)

Bethany said...

Ooooo and I be the worn denim is nice and soft now!
Dig the new picture, by the way :)

Jackie said...

That's a work of art - it's lovely Kandi and I defintely think you should keep this one. You deserve it! Love your new pic by the way, Rudolph ;-) xx

emma bear forever said...

That's fantastic - you would be mad to part with it :0) xx

Kerry said...

Ohh! Lovely, the check looks particularly good with denim and CK

Ali said...

Brilliant xx

Amanda said...

Definitely too lovely to part with! Gorgeous! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

cherisong said...

that is so lovely. A keeper for sure. I like your labels too.

simplyvintage said...

Wow! that cushion is beautiful - I'd definately keep it if I were you. xxx

Lucy said...

Gorgeous - I really want to have a go at the freestyle embroidery she did, just waiting for my new machine foot to arrive! Where are your Handmade By... tags from? x

Jacey said...

You must keep it, it's beautiful!! xx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Gorgeous make, make it a chrissy pressie for yourself :-)

Fraggle Emma said...

Ohhh tis lovely :-)

I ended up buying some of those custom made with love tags! *naughty naughty*

xx

Julie said...

how beautiful, I would be keeping this one just for me.
xxx

Alex said...

Keep it! It's amazing! I don't even really like Cath Kidston that much but I wholeheartedly approve of this.

dinoprincesschar said...

You're so very talented!! :)
Craftwise, i'm currently having a "not quite enough material" nightmare, and trying to figure out how much shorter i can go on the legs of my pjs! :|

giddynici said...

Its fabulous Kandi. Think I'd be hard pushed to give it away if it was mine. x