I rarely make things for myself or our home these days but I have started a range of cushions inspired by our JRT, Max and one of them is now on our sofa.
I’m not the first so nothing new there, there are lots of makers who are putting silhouettes of their pooches on bags, cushions and T-Shirts.
But the covers on our sofa cushions, have become a bit shabby and with a plan to build an extension and fit new curtains soon (I think I know which will be easier), it got me thinking about bringing some of the colours together.
My inspiration for all the decor in our living/dining room has been 2 limited edition lithograph prints by Brenda Hastin. They aren’t worth anything more than about £40 each but I love them with a passion.
The colours are gorgeous and as a result, everything in our living/dining room is based on these colours and the textures in these 2 prints.
The walls are white like the clouds, the floor is american black walnut like the substrate, the sofa is dark grey like the layers of the rocks, the rug is pale grey, winter white and the pale teal like some of the other layers of rock, sea and sky. So far, this is about it really.
It’s a simple and easy pallet that I love and one that I could inject any number of other colours into (if I felt so inclined).
I’m fundamentally lazy though (& scared of colour – can you believe it?) and things stay the same for very, very long periods of time.
I fancy lime, I fancy yellow and I fancy khaki but I probably won’t go there (although I do have some lime napkin rings!!!) so working with the pallet that I have and love, this cushion fits in perfectly. I just need to add more of the colours to the next ones now.
I’m going to add to the range with other slightly different cushions (sausage dogs, labradors and other popular breeds) that I will sell but finishing this one has inspired me to make more things for us. I’ll finish accessorising our living room which will enable me to tie together the colours from the prints onto the additional cushions for the sofa that sits in the bright light of our lovely victorian window.
Another job to add the ever lengthening list of things to do!!