Saturday, October 29, 2011

Some Cushion Zhushing

As far as I am concerned - there is no such thing as TOO many cushions.  A single cushion can completely change the whole look of a room and in no time turn it from bland to grand!   
I know some people find them an absolute nuisance -  but not me.  I come from a long line of 

Mum was an Over-Cushioner.  Her cushioning style was rather random and somewhat  uncoordinated.  Multiple colours and styles - whatever took her fancy really.   She had a thing for anything with either a cat or dog motif and over the years collected some rather interesting(?) examples.

Nan was also an Over-Cushioner and being the fantastic seamstress she was - used to create the most gorgeous hand smocked  round satin creations with large covered buttons in the centre.  She would use a huge darning needle to pierce the cushion and attach the buttons to each side.    Her cushions were a work of art. 

Which leads me to today......

Now,  I'm not entirely sure what lead me to my crazy cushion making frenzy this afternoon!

One minute I was sorting through my fabric stash....... 

And the next, I was cutting out layers and layers of yellow and blue co-ordinated fabric and sewing up a storm!

Buttons, bobble trim, zig-zag - pins flying everywhere......

I was like a woman possessed.

So here we have it.

A whole bunch of cute little blue and yellow creations - perfect for some Spring time cushion zhushing! 

Super easy to make and cost me hardly anything (apart from the inserts)
If anyone is interested - I would be happy to post a little tutorial.

Only problem now........

Where to put them all!



  1. OH wow Sharyne these are gorgeous!! I love that fabric!

    I wish I could sew, but my machine and I don't work well together, lol.

  2. I totally agree that a girl can never have too many cushions...but one of my friends doesn't. She always tuts and sighs as she removes cushons before she sis down in our house!!!

    Yours are LOVELY!!


  3. I envy your sewing ability Sharyne. Too whip these up in an afternoon is amazing. Your cushions are absolutely lovely. Leahx

  4. WOW! You are so clever, Sharyne. The fabric and colours are beautiful.

    Kel x

  5. EEEEEEEeeeeeeek I love them . . . . Cushions are my one weakness . . .I have cushion envy!!
    Love Helen

  6. Hello Sharyne

    you clever lady you!

    How gorgeous you chose some of my favourite beachside colours too.

    gosh - what is it with us girls with pillow and cushions. Men think women have too many cushions, but, Phhttt.... I say :)

    take care lovely lady

    loulou, hereiamloulou blog


  7. Hands up for the tutorial Sharyne. I have a sewing machine sitting there idle and school holidays coming up! You are so very clever. I think of your talents often... as your beautiful painting is on my desk, where I sit every day. A treasure. A-M xx

  8. Love the gorgeous cushions - very pretty colour combination. I just stumbled across your lovely blog & have signed up as your latest follower. One day I am hoping to buy a little shack in FNQ to escape the cold Victorian winters. I look forward to popping by for some more inspiration!


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