I've finally snipped into a piece of my precious ballerina bark cloth, and I'm so glad I did. I LOVE the end result, which really shows off the ballerina fabric as a centre piece. Most importantly, Poppet loves it! Rummaging through my fabric stash and selecting fabrics took almost as long as sewing it. I have a tendency to play it safe with fabric choice (ie. varying shades of pink) and almost didn't go for the retro sheet fabrics, so glad I did though as I'm loving their vibrant colours.
The gorgeous vintage basket was a present from my old neighbour, a keen and clever sewer/crafter. She'll be featuring in an upcoming documentary, so had been tidying up her studio in preparation for her interview. It's the second instalment of vintage fabrics from her (lucky, lucky me) and is full of embroidered linens and lovely fabrics, some of which I've used in this cushion. She reminded me the other day, while I whinged about feeling unproductive, that I have in fact been quite the opposite, producing our wee boy! She's right, but it was still sooooo good to spend some (ahem... childless) time in my studio, cutting, plotting, thinking, gazing vacantly out to the garden, yawning, rethreading overlocker (sigh), making... more rejuvenating than an afternoon nap any day!
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