When I was in Wellington recently, my brother Greg and I visited the gorgeous craft / florist / furniture store Juniper in Newtown where he splashed out and bought a sleek, reupholstered 1960s couch with black vinyl arms and charcoal coloured cushions. He asked if I could whip him up a couple of cushions to accessorise this chic new addition to his lounge. I knew the exact fabric I wanted to use, having spotted a display of 1950s inspired Sanderson prints in the window of Firefly Light & Design in Devonport a few weeks ago. The very friendly manager kindly sold me the 3 metre drop that they'd used for the window display, at a considerable discount, along with two other designs from the range. Ordinarily, I wouldn't be so indulgent, but I know that this beautiful Sanderson linen will be turned into a perfect pile of Christmas presents for family and friends this year so the investment was entirely worth it.
In the meantime, here are the cushions for Greg and Celia
and here's a cute pencil-case I made for my first week back at Massey