Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Is it a bag, is it a cushion?


















I had no idea when I started to make this 'item' whether it would be a bag or a cushion cover in the end!

It started off life as the left leg of a pair of Jaeger tweed trousers, a bit lopped off the bottom of my Ikea stair curtains and a gash piece of lining. Oh, and a bit of thrifted tape for the tie. I'm so pleased though with the way the colours have gone together. And because it was potentially a bag, it's beautifully lined!

Needless to say, there was a lesson to be learned from this exercise! If you're going to buy the cushion pad, make the cover to fit it, rather than the other way round. Dear-oh-dear.

Oh - and not that I'm bragging (ahem) but I re-caned the nursing chair that the cushion/bag is posed on!
Oh, and one more thing, did anybody notice I now have three columns? Is it an improvement or a wee bit cluttered?

8 comments:

kimbuktu said...

Your cushion turned out great. I like that Ikea fabric a lot.

As far as your three columns, it doesn't seem cluttered to me, lots to look at.

On a Whimsey said...

Who's a clever girl? LOve the cushion cover on that gorgeous chair!
The blog now looks nice and open with plenty of info - certainly not cluttered!

ZudaGay said...

Lovely cushion and a beautiful chair!!! You just never know what fabric is going to want to be. Just think....if you suddenly need a bag, you can just grab it off the insert. :) My Daddy taught himself to cane and re-caned quite a few pieces of furniture...I love cane work!! Well done!!! Oh, your blog looks great!

Judy Nolan said...

Chrissie, I love what you did with a trouser leg and some extra fabric! I have a pair of wool slacks from John set aside that he wore out...and this makes me start thinking...

Your three-column look is wonderful, too. It's easier on the eye, I think.

Chrissie said...

Thank you all for taking the trouble to comment - I do appreciate it! Chrissie

julie said...

I should not covet my neighbour's cushion.
I should not covet my neighbour's clever cushion-cum-bag.
I should not covet my neighbour's cushion-cum-bag and beautiful re-caned chair. OH WHAT THE HECK! It looks great!!! Very classy and chic! :D

Chrissie said...

Julie - I'm having your comments framed - 'classy and chic' are not terms normally associated with anything I do! I love your blog, specially the jokes .....
C

julielea said...

*blush*
xxx