as the blossom was just appearing on the trees back in april i did a quick dash around my local high street charity shops on the look out for jumpers to felt. i came away with a few choice cashmere numbers (looks like asda cashmere isn’t the lifetime investment that a good cashmere jumper used to be!). with these and some old moth eaten and misshaped things from my wardrobe i then spent a beautiful fresh spring day washing and felting, pegging out and cutting up, all in preparation for making cushions a plenty.
cushions are my new crafty passion and i’ve given some as presents but plan to sell some. that’s right…sell! the exciting news is that crafty muthas plan to have a stall at the bearwood picnic in the park, held annually in warley woods. i think ceri’s mentioned it on this blog before but just so you know, this year’s picnic will be on sunday 18th july, 1pm-6pm and we’ll be selling jewellery and hair accessories, photos, cupcakes and cushions of course. and lots more. wow.
this week i finally got down to finishing a few so i actually have what i like to call a ‘collection’. ha ha. it sounds pretentious to me so it probably does to you but seriously i’m thinking of this as my ‘one careful owner’ collection because they are all made from recycled jumpers that had been looked after but weren’t quite making it as stylish garments anymore. just calling it that makes me think more professionally and stops me turning the tv on in the evening. i have work to do! crafty mutha nat was the tearful recipient of the ‘love’ cushion but that’s the last one i’m giving away. the rest are for sale!
i think they are pretty cute but the good people of bearwood and beyond will have to prove me right by splashing the cash. and if they don’t….these will be coming to my nearest and dearest in a christmas stocking come december!