Wednesday, July 14, 2010
My brother and sister-in-law are both architects and so I thought I would make them a cushion in keeping with their jobs! I was going for a night time row of houses scene and it was a pain in the ass to be honest! The scraps I was using were all different sizes and had to be worked together, and reworked and reworked until the finished block was the right size and shape for my 16" cushion filler I was using. Got there in the end & I think its really cute - if I do say so myself! Ha!
OK, so I sew and I love patchwork. So I made a few cushions for some of my family and friends last Christmas. Here they are.
I made these for a friend as a house warming gift as she was going to paint her living room in a pale gold colour, then she changed her mind about the paint and is now stuck with these cushions!! Ah well, never mind!
I think the design is called pinwheel. I think its really pretty. The half square triangles were tricky because the purple patterned fabric is slippery silk and the gold fabric is quite heavy cotton. But it came together in the end.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Hello scary world of blogging. Its me, Hungry Horse.
How does one start this?
Well, as I sit here and wait for divine journalistic inspiration I have realised that posting my first blog feels a lot like walking into your first teen disco. You know that feeling that you have when you really hope your skirt is not accidentally tucked into your knickers?
Well, I have the blogging virgins equivalent of "skirt in knickers" fear. May I just ask any potentials readers out there, if it turns out my skirt is actually stuck in my knickers, please don't make too much fun of me!