It’s been a while since I made any elephant cushions and I couldn’t resist making this little guy to compliment the custom-made cushion I did for my friend (see my earlier post). I’ve even added a bit of lavender so that he smells divine! He will be available on Etsy soon (I’ll be doing two sizes, one at approx 20x20cm and another at 40x40cm in different fabric choices) so do stay tuuuuuuned!! xx
This was a commissioned piece for a dear friend and new parent who, after seeing my baby ‘BOY’ cushion that I had made a while back, wanted to have a cushion personalised with her baby boy’s name for his nursery. Since she didn’t know if she was having a boy or a girl, the colour scheme for the nursery was kept neutral with shades of green and yellow. The choice of fabric was therefore picked with this in mind by opting for a lovely green and white chevron fabric (by Riley Blake Designs) for the back panel, plain ice white fabric for the front panel, onto which the personalised and hand cut appliqué in this gorgeous leafy colours (by Jenn Ski for Moda Fabrics) were sewn – All fabric used in the making of this cushion were premium 100% cotton, stuffed with polyester filling, and laced with lavender. I will be listing this on my upcoming Etsy store for anyone that wishes to have personalised (30x25cm) cushions made to order. Please do let me know what you think!! :) [image credit: Made by Molu]
This is a glimpse into a recent commissioned work I did where I was asked to make a large personalised lavender-scented cushion in the shape of heart (using 100% cotton fabric) for a friend who was looking for a something ‘handmade’ for her sister’s birthday. So, if you are looking for something ‘bespoke’ and personalised, I can be available to discuss your ideas further….whatever they may be…..and draw up something to suit your needs. Always happy to discuss new and exciting projects! :) xx
Here’s another addition to my ‘made-to-order’ collection of hand-sewn lavender-scented cushions for the little ‘uns (in blues and pinks) which I will be listing on my soon-to-open Etsy shop. I was hoping to have had the shop opened by now but my day jobs have taken over a bit in these last couple of week so I will obviously keep you posted on that. If in the meantime, if any of you are interested in placing an order, just get in touch on here, Facebook or email! Anyway, more cushions etc in the making so watch this space! :) xx
I made this cute little lavender-scented cushion for another dear friend of mine who had a baby boy in February. I still have the elephant bug so maintained that motif from babygrows to cushions with an extra bit of detail! As you saw on from my IG photos (@sammidodgers) on FB and Twitter, I have been busy with a few elephant-themed projects. The patterns were all hand-drawn and hand cut, and apart from the actual cushion where I used the machine to put together the two square pieces, I hand-sewed the rest! What you cannot see here is the back piece is the same polka-dot blue fabric used for the elephant. Materials are all organic 100% cotton and about 18-20cm in width and height. I do hope you like what you see!! If you fancy one of these lavender cushions for your little bubba or as a present for someone else’s munchkin then let me know as they can be made to order and personalised to your requirements! Well….you know where to find me!! :D xx(ps. If you like the look of that plush critter sitting next to my cushion, it’s by a talented friend of ours ‘Handmade by Maeve‘)
My folks were over last week (hated saying goodbyes yesterday!) so I was really fortunate to have spent Mother’s Day together as a complete family unit! I’m not normally big on commercialised occasions but when you are separated by miles of land and oceans, time spent together is truly invaluable! And what are my chances that their impromptu visit coincided with Mother’s Day. So yea, I cannot be more grateful really.
Anyway, seeing as I was feeling a lot more confident with the sewing machine, I set out to make some lavender hearts for my two Mums (mine and my husband’s!) as small token of our love for them and all that they have done and sacrificed for us over the last twenty/thirty odd years! In the end, I ended up making 3 large hearts and two small ones! :D So here’s how they turned out………..ohhh and boy did they just smell simply divine!!!
These lavender hearts can be a perfect little accompaniment to a vintage themed tea party, bridal shower or a wedding so if you would like one made to order then simply drop me a line (via email, here or on my Facebook page) to discuss it further. I can have them made in various different fabrics, colours and sizes depending on your requirements and can even be personalised to include their name etc. More details will be posted on Facebook so stay tuned. xx