Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Ring of Posies Cushion

I was inspired by a beautiful piece of vintage embroidery (probably dating to the 1930s) to create these divine and completely unique circular cushions. A real labour of love but so worth the results!

I have taken a lot of time to piece together a myriad of beautiful floral cottons (over twenty different ones!) to create a gathered backdrop to the gorgeous embroidered centrepiece.

The reverse closes with a pretty gingham ribbon drawstring.

This gorgeous cushion comes complete with a very generous new feather filled 18" circular cushion pad. I have but two of these for sale so they can certainly be described as very special and unique.

Each ring of posies cushion is priced at £46 plus P&P. One sold, one available, many thanks.


UK = £4
Rest of the World = £11

Feedsack Heart Cushions

Make your bed look this snuggly and gorgeous with some unique HenHouse cushions!

I was inspired to craft these beauties from my growing stash of absolutely gorgeous vintage feedsack fabrics. These pure cotton fabrics were popular in the 1930s and have the most lovely patterns and glowing colours. I have paired them with simple, fresh white cotton to show the feedsacks off to their best advantage. Each cushion is quilted with a pure cotton batting layer and has been hand quilted with Perle thread.

Each cushion comes complete with a new quality feather cushion pad. The reverse of each cushion is crafted from white cotton fabric with a feature fabric strip across the opening which closes with real mother of pearl buttons.

The large 18" square cushion is priced at £46 plus P&P. The rectangular 12" x 16" cushion is priced at £42 plus P&P.

P&P per cushion:

UK = £5 (square) or £4 (rectangular)
Rest of the World = £11 (square) or £9 (rectangular)

Jingle Dangle Christmas Quilt

All the family can get together and snuggle under this very special Christmas themed quilt. It is crafted in a traditional square block design with feature star-pieced blocks interspersed. The fabrics I have used are a gorgeous range of bright and fresh cottons in delicious colours. Christmas fabrics can be so old fashioned but not these ones, which perfectly blend Christmassy patterns with vibrant colours in a really fresh and eye-catching way.

This special quilt measures a generous 48" x 68". It makes a very large sofa throw and is large enough to fit across the foot of a king size bed (or covers the top of a single bed entirely). It is backed with gorgeously soft and tactile red cotton flanelette and it has the finest quality "Dream Puff" batting inside which has a high loft making it super cosy but is very light weight, even warmer than wool. It really does give a quilt a gorgeous snuggly feel.

This lovely quilt is also easy to care for and can be machine washed on a gentle 40 degree cycle then line dried. A COOL iron may be used (so as not to flatten that delicious batting in the middle).

The quilt had been quilted both "in the ditch" (outlining each block) and also in a diagonal star pattern through each and every block.

The finishing touches are some jolly red dotty binding, all 232" have been traditionally hand sewn for a truly professional finish, and of course, a signature HenHouse patch on the reverse.


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This is an heirloom piece to be brought out each and every Christmas, instilling warm memories in your family, to be passed onto the next generation...