Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Babette-ish cushion no. 2

You might remember the first version of this cushion. Called Babette-ish because it was inspired by the Babette blanket design. Unfortunately, the yarn I used the first time hasn't held up very well to the love it has received from Ruby, so earlier this year I set about making version no. 2. Much sturdier, in beautiful Biggan Design 100% merino wool yarn. I love working with this yarn - it's a little more expensive, especially if are like me and feel the need to have 20 colours on hand to choose from, but it's very nice to work with. I use it for special projects such as these, and with so many colours, see it as the yarn equivalent of a really good set of coloured pencils or crayons!

The cushion front has been on the back of my sewing chair for months, and Ruby has been very patiently waiting, so this week I finally finished it. I sewed a cushion (the last of the beautiful vintage turquoise corduroy - will have to go opshopping!) and handstitched the crochet piece and some lovely hot pink pom-pom trim to it. I love how it looks with the African Flower cushion. I re-used the cushion insert from the first version, and it is a little flat, but that can be fixed later.


10 comments:

Madeleine said...

This looks fantastic! Love it! :)

Mel said...

Ahh, totally gorgeous - I love it :)

M* (Melanie) said...

Such amazing cushions - the colours are fabulous

KooKoo said...

wow, that's sooooooo beautiful! I love it!

Kar said...

WOW!!!!!!!

Marihelen said...

Hello, I saw your work on Flickr and it's wonderful. Congratulations!!
I would like to learn to make these beautiful things!

"Never Knew" said...

I love your rainbow crochet! Both these cushions are fabulous.

Caz from Never Knew :)

Donyale said...

It's wonderful. I love your eye for colours...

Teje said...

Wonderful birdies!!!
Wonderful crochet!!!
What else can I say... I love...your work...
Wishes from Crete Teje

Leah said...

Hi there, I have just discovered your beautiful blog! I absolutely adore your african flower cushion. The colours are amazing. I am totally inspired! Have a fab weekend.