Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Scrappy colour bursts

I hope this qualifies as being cosy and comforting enough to be part of ThriftyHousehold and Silverpebble's Making Winter series!

I don't know about where you are, but here it is grey and soggy and VERY January. Bleurgh.

So when I saw some brightly coloured scrap cushions on AmandaJean's blog, I could do nothing else until I had made them for my girls. Ignore all the other things I have on the go and the parcels I STILL haven't posted (sorry ladies!), I actually managed to start and finish a project in one afternoon. Wheeee!



 I am faintly ashamed that I didn't need to buy anything at all to complete this - please tell me I'm not the only one who has unused cushion pads kicking around - but then that means I'm stash busting, which is a Good Thing. Right?


And lest you should think I live in a twinkly, colourful, fairy lit interiors magazine home, here's the reality only 2 feet away.


Argh!

28 comments:

  1. The colours! They're like dolly mixtures. There's nothing much cosier than cushions and blankets. You and Julie have sorted us out for cosiness today I think.

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  2. oh they are like spring cuddles x

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  3. Happy cushions :-)and were they personalised too?

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  4. I love the cushions and fairy lights! I am like you, have a few cushion pads stashed in a cupboard for when the mood takes me.

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  5. Very pretty. I was just thinking "oh how lovely with the sparkly fairy lights, not like my almost 9 year old's dumping ground"! Thanks for keeping it real!

    PS. I have my fair share of pillow forms kicking around...

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  6. Oh so cute! I love the bright, happy colors. And don't feel guilty - I have pillow forms in the stash - I can't resist a sale every now and then. Love that keepin' it real shot!

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  7. wonderful cushions Val - I love the mix of colours and especially like the name patch - very sweet. Good to see that I'm not the only one with overflowing drawers!

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  8. I'm ignoring that last picture - what's wrong with twinkly and colourful fantasies all the way!

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  9. They are beautiful. I want some for me

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  10. So very pretty and perfect for your twinkly interior! Well done for stash busting too... very commendable.

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  11. Cosy, comfortable & thrifty too- what's not to like! (& the realisation of normal-life-living 2 ft away- well, that's making me feel far more human)

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  12. They are gorgeous cushions - very bright and cheery. I'm so glad you have mess though - that is even more cheering!! Cathy XX

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  13. Stunningly gorgeous! I am going to pop over to your house and take them with me. That wouldn't be a problem, would it?

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  14. They're gorgeous :D Love the reality shot ... I have a similar problem, Longest-Gap-Year-Ever son's room gets the best light for indoor photography but should have hazard warnings on the door, taking pics in there is far too likely to lead to toxic waste appearing in shot!

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  15. Beautiful cushions, I love the colours and they look very comforting.

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  16. They are a confection of colour, just right for beating the winter blues.

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  17. Such lovely cushoons and beautiful colours perfect for cuddling on a grotty day! Xxxx

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  18. I'm in love with your pretty pillows. I have 2 old pillows that need recycling and lots of fabric in a box behind the sofa, I think I might make something along these lines. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  19. These are perfectly delicious! How right you were to drop everything and make these. Joy inducing even during the gloomiest winter day.

    Stephanie

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  20. Well, the weather's in the 80s, I had to find my sandals to wear as my feet were too hot, the sky is blue, the sun is shining... I'm getting no sympathy from my family when I say that I miss proper January weather...

    Those cushions are gorgeous! Plus even the reality pic looks tidier a couple of rooms in this house do at present. I'd better go and do some picking up...

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  21. reality is highly over-rated in my opinion.

    Fab cushions. Stash busting is a good thing. Always.

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  22. You're inspiring me to ignore what I'm meant to be doing (hang on, I'm already doing that) and break into my fabric stash. If it makes you feel any better, I wouldn't need any extra supplies to make several cushions. Yeh for stash busting!

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  23. Gorgeous cushions Val! And I'm very relieved to see the reality isn't all twinkly fairy lights!!! Lucy xx

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  24. They are lovely cushions - really pretty!

    Pomona x

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  25. Gorgeous - so nice to see a shot of much-needed colour today!

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  26. really cute colors!! Feels so good to use scraps and stashy things up doesn't it.

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