Oh how the garden grows…

The sunny spring weather has sparked our garden into life and it is once again feeling like a productive urban garden. Every week our garden changes and new growth is becoming even more noticeable.

The seeds I planted a few weeks ago are growing well on our windowsil…

The radishes are loving their window box location and starting to establish themselves…

The potatoes are starting to grow. I’ve topped up the compost on top of these leaves and given them a good feed. I’m hoping for a really good crop this year…

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My two-sided patchwork cushion cover

Over the past few years I have handmade cushion covers for our home. I love having my own handmade cushions in our home and enjoy how they look on our teal coloured sofas. I get a lot of pleasure each time I plump up the cushions knowing that I’ve made them myself and that they are unique.
For a number of months I’ve had my heart set on creating a new cushion cover for our snuggler sofa seat in our lounge. I spend a lot of time on the snuggler reading magazines, drinking tea, enjoying a spot of crochet and catching up on reading blogs, so I wanted this cushion cover to be something special for one of my favourite spaces in our home.
Last year I bought some fabric specifically for making handmade projects for our home. The fabric collection was put together using a mix of navy, teal and grey patterned fabrics. I wanted to use these fabrics to make the new cushion cover. I decided that this project would be something different and I was keen to create a patchwork cushion cover to include all the patterned fabrics that I love and to try out new techniques of piecing fabrics together. I wanted to make something that wasn’t piecing squares and I wanted to create my own patchwork design rather than take it from a book.
I decided to embark on making a two-sided patchwork cushion cover. I knew that one side of the cushion was going to be randomly sized rectangles but I wasn’t too sure what the other side would be. After some deliberation I decided that equilateral triangles would be a good contrast, I really love the way they look in other projects I’ve seen.
I spent time recently at my sewing machine finishing the cushion and I’m really pleased with the result.

I love the way the colours and patterns work together…

 

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