I am all about tufted cushions of any kind at the moment. Just ask Peter. As we discuss plans to spruce up the house here and there, the number of times that word...tufted...comes out of my mouth is well over the legal limit. Let's just say, on a limited budget, I'm tufting where and how I can. Peter and I have had a sofa fund in the making for quite a while, and we finally ordered the living room sofa of our dreams yesterday. And....yep....its tufted too. So I hope my love affair continues.
This bench is in our dining room and serves as extra seating, usually for kids, whenever we share a meal with guests. I have heard more than one child complain of how hard the seat is. How can I let this happen? A set of tufted cushions will provide some comfort for those grown-up dinners!
These are made from some old IKEA sable brown velvet curtains that almost got taken to goodwill ages ago. Something told me to save them. Very simple 20" x 20" pillow forms inserted into a shell, then slipstitched shut, then the button sewn through all layers in the very middle of the pillow creates the tufting. My original plan was to use some great vintage black shank buttons I got in the mail last year from Molly, but was out of needles that would fit through the shank, so these pearl buttons are temporary. This project idea came to me from this lovely book. I love this book so so much. It has been by my bed for a week. The photostyling and projects are just lovely. I probably won't sew much straight from the book, but this is just the kind of inspiration I would pull from my bookshelves time and time again, when looking for ideas.
Speaking of books, did you see that Lotta is coming out with a sewing book? You can preorder it now. And Amy's book can be preordered too. Amy, we are so proud of you!! Yep, its going to be a fantastic summer of craft books.
I haven't gotten back to many emails and comments this week. Other things have taken a front seat (like playing several rounds of this game with my sick child, who's much better today). Lately, it seems if I take the time necessary to answer and get back to everyone, it leaves no time to post or sew (or attend to my family). So my replies have been more sporadic, I hope you understand. Thank you for such sweet words and lovely comments, you really make my day, often.