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crafty cushions

I recently bought a new bedspread, in a taupe colour (I decided that I’d had enough of stripes and brights). Now, while it’s all very soft and serene, it’s still a bit dull. A bit too beige. So I decided that I’d jazz it up by adding some complementing cushions. Dilemma: cushions can be expensive. And the ones I end up liking best are usually sold for extortionist prices. Then I remembered that my mum has several containers full of sample and scrap materials. So I decided to get crafty and make my own cushions.

Narrowing down the possible colour combinations. Making the cushions was quite simple . They were all square samples and came with matching ‘plain’ squares, which I used as the backing. It was all very convenient. All that was involved was sewing the edges together (leaving a gap to put the filling in), turning the thing inside out (make sure that the ‘right’ sides are facing each other before you sew the edges), adding the filling (which I used from old cushions), and then sewing it all up. When they need a wash I’ll just unpick one side and take out the filling. My philosophy at the time was “I’ll worry about that later”.

The end result. They’re a still a bit lumpy. I’ve been trying to mould them so they’re not as lumpy, but I guess that will all happen in time. They were so easy to make that I’m tempted to make a few more!

for the frill of it

Just a quick DIY job. Was planning my outfit for a 21st tonight (white singlet, black full skirt, black pumps) and felt that it was missing that little something extra. So I raided the craft cupboard, found these frill things, and attached them to my singlet. Ta da!

Hope everyone has a fantastic Saturday night!

tell me about it, stud

I know studs have been done to death, but after seeing these Converse Chuck Taylors over at freepeople.com, I think I might go about studding my own pair. I have an old blue pair that have pretty much had their day (one too many music festivals, they’ve even been dropped in chlorine) but I think adding a few studs might give them a new lease on life. Or cover the bleached spots from the chlorine, at least. I’ll probably also cover the whole panel, like the ones below. The major decision, however, is whether to go for gold or silver studs. Thoughts?

I also came across these shredded Chucks, below. Now, while I get the idea behind the look (the whole cut-out, lace-up trend a la Demeulemeester), I’m still left wondering “but whyyyyyy?”

images via freepeople.com
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