Monday, 21 March 2011

My name is Kandi and I am an addict...

I am still in the grip of cushion addiction. There must be some form of treatment for this, but until I find it I will no doubt continue to churn them out.
This little treasure started a few weeks ago when I made my granny squares cushion, I was engrossed in the TV and forgot to stop, so I stopped trying to stop and got started!


And here we go, another bloody cushion! Poor hubby has just started rolling his eyes at me now on the completion of yet another cushion.

Anyhoo, using what was left of the jumper from the last cushion I made another back for this one, et voila:

I am also part way through another crochet cushion this time in Sublime Baby Cashmere wool, which is just a pure pleasure to work with it's as soft as an angels bum :) It's almost there just not quite; here is a sneaky peak...

On another totally unrelated subject I have had a bit of luck with the bargains these last couple of weeks and have scored myself a cake stand for £1 ~ I have been after one for ages, it's in it's original box I imagine it was a wedding present to some couple many moons ago. It has never been used all the bits are still there, don't you just love the packet the handle comes in?

The same day I found this I scored these three beautiful mirrors from the local junk shop. I think I befuddled the man in the shop as he was after £25 for the pink one and I got all of them for £15! I was delighted to pay £5 each as I fell in love with them, I thrust the cash at him and ran from the shop incase he changed his mind.

This one came with a 5 year guarantee (which expired 10 years before I was born)!


And this one is my favourite, I can now see myself in Rose Tint, and I look so much better!


My poor husband is exasperated with me, he wondered how many mirrors one house needs? This last one has some minor blemishes where the silver is peeling off the back, which I think adds to the charachter of it.
Husband wanted to know why I bought a mirror with pixel loss ~he's such a geek!

~ ♥ TTFN ♥ ~

23 comments:

Rachael @ CleverCheshireCats said...

I love the cushions - I am an addict too! The new cushion looks like it is going to be amazing and the colours are gorgeous. You have been very lucky with your finds. I once saw the most amazing cake stand in the charity shop for £3.50 and decided I didn't have room for it but I'm still regretting not buying it over a year later :)

Butterfly Bush Diaries said...

Lol at your husband's comment as it just the sort of thing my husband would say! The last mirror is my fave too! :)

Jackie said...

Your post made me chuckle today Kandi! I have visions of you all disappearing under a mountain of cushions! Mind you, I am of the 'you can never have too many cushions' camp - so am with you on that one! Love that cake stand - what a find - it's just sublime! xx

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Love love loving those mirrors, im on the look out for a rose glass one - great finds! Scarlett x

Bethany said...

I used to have one of those makeup mirrors with the 4 different light settings. I always put it on the pink one because it made me look the best...my sister used to yell at me "Your makeup will look wrong! You need neutral lighting!" and so on. Now that she's older she sings a different song, hahaha.

qwiksave said...

Can you sit on your sofa with so many cushions on it? lol. We can't have any decent cushions in our house 'cos they get used in cushion fights by my boys (and us!) BTW My husband would also say similar comments to yours.

Vintage Vixen said...

Gorgeous cushions, I'm not surprised you're addicted to making them when they turn out so beautifully!
Those mirrors are fab, I can't resist an old mirror, they look wonderful all hanging from the same wall. xxx

LaaLaa said...

A girl can never have too many cushions or mirrors! The cushions all look fab and your bargains are all brilliant! xxxxx

Dreadnought said...

I agree with LaaLaa! All good stuff! xxxx

daisychain said...

you really need to start selling your cushions!

VintageVicki said...

Gorgeous cushions and great mirrors - IMO you can never have enough of each :)

BTW just in our hall way we have 4 mirrors ;)

Alex said...

Do we need to stage a cushion intervention? ;-) Haha, keep at it I say! They're all so wonderfully different and beautiful.

Dana said...

Lovely cushions, especially your latest, reminds me of one my mum had on her bed when I was a child, really bright and cheery xxx

giddynici said...

Another lovely cushion. Though is there any room for you to sit down now ;)
The cake stand is so pretty and £1!!! Great buy for the 3 mirrors too.
x

giddynici said...

ps - I've given you an award... it's on my blog waiting for you. x

dinoprincesschar said...

I think they're all lovely, I can't decide which I like best. And as for the cake stand...!

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Oh Kandi, I love your cushions. Keep at it is what I say. Love those mirrors too - a definite bargain. There's one similar in style to the first two for sale in my local charity shop for a ridiculous £60!

Lucy said...

Oh dear, with all those mirrors it can only make the cushions look even more numerous than they are! :D

a mermaids purse said...

wow lovely coushion and love the mirrors my mum inherited my nans mirrors like that ;0~)x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

I think you need to start a cushion shop :-) gorgeous makes and buys. x

Pene said...

Lovely mirrors, well done you. I am in the process of making a cake stand out of some CS vintage plates but yours is lovely (and a bargain!!) Love the cushions too.
Big Hugs
Pene xx

FoofandFaff said...

Every room should have a mirror! Unbelievably, my mother doesnt have a full length mirror and I get all confuddled trying to dress myself when I stay over haha :)

Rebecca said...

What great finds! I love the look of vintage mirrors!