If you’re anything like me, you need a badger in your life. Preferably, one holding a cocktail!
I don’t know about you, but I simply can’t concentrate on complex sewing projects right now. Also, I have a big stash to delve into and a desire to make my home an even happier place to be in. For obvious reasons.
So, I dug out this House Of Hackney velvet, from their 2011 Hackney Empire range. Isn’t it to die for?
I took a lot of care over this make. After all, House Of Hackney fabric is not cheap, even in their sample sales.
Do you like my piping? I just use household string! The detail of piping really finishes off a cushion.
And the animals in this fabric! Frog in a bowler hat? Hookah-smoking sloth? A creature playing the accordian? It’s soooo whimsical.
House Of Hackney cushions retail for £150+, so I was very glad of my sewing skills and my gimlet eye for a sample sale, even if this fabric has waited ages to be used.
I inserted a zip, with a touch of head scratching. Goodness knows, I want to keep this velvet laundered.
All I need to do now, is keep Ella off this cushion. She loves velvet – and who wouldn’t when it’s as gorgeous as this?
If you can’t afford House Of Hackney prices, I strongly recommend some of the recent Lisa Comfort Home range of upholstery fabric. It’s very in the zone, and having ordered some of their cotton, I am currently sewing roman blinds for the same vibe.
How are you keeping up your sewing mojo?