Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Muffin, anyone? Cath Kidston frustration
Hello all! Hope you've got a cuppa, cos I've got muffins for you today. You have a choice: raspberry and white chocolate, or if you're two of my three kiddies, then white chocolate! Yum. Hang on, let me just grab a raspberry one and I'll start.
Now, progress on the cushion. I've machine stitched the patchwork pieces.
This is all coming together in a very relaxing way - it's a lovely project. And I'm so glad White O'Morn Cottage is doing one too - hers looks fab. I finally just decided to baste/tack the hems of the hearts. Thank you for all your advice. It was fun doing this last night in front of the TV. So, now they look like this.
Lots of these fabrics are really special to me, and it's going to be a lovely memory cushion. The yellow comes from a gorgeous fabric I still have that were curtains in my childhood bedroom - I'll post a pic at some point. It has lovely flowers, set on a yellow background. The pintucked white fabric is from a dress shirt my hubbie wore to special dos, in the days we could go out. Haha. So when I look at it, it makes me really happy. Even the tiny bit of Laura Ashley was part of a big piece I picked up on a trip to a car boot with my middle daughter. We ended the morning with a fabulous brunch by the river, and so it reminds me of that Sunday. So this cushion will tell me stories every time I look at it. I think that's how it should be.
Now, I'm a teeny tiny bit frustrated with Cath Kidston. They finally sent the samples, which I'd asked for three weeks ago, and had to chase... and they are tiny. But I'm also now more confused. I have the large samples from going into the shop, and had decided to go for the antique rose on white. However, this appeared in the samples:
I can't remember asking for it. I love it, but it's really hard to tell from such a small piece what the whole landing area will look like. I think it's Herbaceous borders. It has a blue element, but I'm not sure how that will look, as I can't see much of the blue. How on earth do they expect you to decide from these piddly samples! Hmmmm.
So, I'll muse a bit more. I may have to make a special journey back to see if I can pick up a bigger sample in the shop. Have any of you got this paper up? I'd love to see a pic of it in situ.
Have a good day all.