Category Archives: Patchwork

Hot Fuschia and Grey cushion

too cool for school!

I’m really enjoying the new season 2012 interiors trend for neutrals – grey in particular – mixed with neon bright pops of colour – yellow, acid green and bright, bright pink, when it comes to soft furnishings ….

est magazine 'scandinavian sojourn', via decor8

Multistripe in 'Ember' by Melin Tregwynt



I love the way these colours work equally well in either a more traditional country ‘shabby chic’ room, or a room that plays more towards the ‘mid-century’ modern revival, injecting a warm shot of vivid, energising colour and providing a fresh focal point without being too overpowering.

And loving colour as much as I do, I couldn’t help but get in on the act …

Fuschia modern sofa cushion now available in my Etsy shop ... click on the image to get there

Unique strip-patchworked modern sofa cushion in grey cotton mixed with hot fuschia satin, and that lovely monochrome oriental-style floral … and with an envelope closing secured with two co-ordinating buttons on the back, it looks great either way up.

Fuschia and grey modern sofa cushion

Commission: Bridesmaid dresses to upcycled cushion

I’ve had a lovely – if busy – start to the New Year! I was so happy to get a commission to create a bespoke cushion from a couple of bridesmaid dresses – and even happier that I’m allowed to talk about it – most of my commissions are so personal that my customers prefer me not to share them. A wonderful way to start the year … I think I’m at my happiest when I’m working on something special for someone, creating a piece of memory cloth 🙂

The dresses arrived … such gorgeous fabric, and sumptuous colours …

A simple cushion, that makes the most of the fabric and the colours. A contemporary cushion, that won’t look dated or old-fashioned. A cushion that still evokes the memories of a very happy day.

Stripes …

The dark purple dominates, with the lilac strip from the skirt bordered from strips of the ivory dress – on one side, the sash – complete with the little flowers – and on the other, the the organza skirt fused onto the lining.

And on the back – an envelope closure … with a lilac strip that lines up with the one on the front.

I used the buttons from the bodice of the little dress.

I am so happy with the finished result … it will be going home in the post tomorrow.

Do you like it?

What could I do for you? Do you have a special dress, a suit you can’t part with, a collection of baby clothes that you’d like to free from the cupboard, transformed into something you can see – and use – every day?

If you’re interested in commissioning a piece of work, please do get in touch for a free consultation – I’d love to hear from you.