A dear friend who lives in Paris gave me some fabric – black and white with the Eiffel tower on it. I put it away for “something special”. Last month it was my daughter Susannah’s birthday and another friend Jenny had a significant birthday. Jenny is also a good friend with my Paris friend – we all love fabric and making things – so I thought I would use this fabric to make a gift for Jenny and Susannah. This picture shows the front side of the cushion and here is the flip side:
I had fun making them. I found some red fabrics and black fabrics and laid them out and just went for it – quite randomly and continued to add strips until the squares were the size of the cushion insert. If I was terribly clever, I would have inserted a zip or a velcro opening on the back so the cushion cover could be washed – but I didn’t. I was having too much fun playing with the fabric. It is a good way of using up strips of left over fabric.
I have a constant companion while here – my Mother’s cat Benji. We are house minding and cat minding. Benji loves to sit on my lap and be the centre of attention. Often it is a fight for the chair. I am learning to sew with a cat on my lap as it is the only way to get five minutes peace.