I have been living in a brown and beige world in my home. I think it's probably because I've been a bit scared of choosing a colour as I like so many different colour schemes. It seemed a bit of a challenge to commit to one colour scheme. I also think that my sofa is a bit difficult to work around colour wise. It's a sort of mustard'y', brown'y' honey'ish' colour and it's given itself well to the brown / beige scheme. So I thought with winter on its way out of the door, I might add a few cushions to my lounge to brighten it up a bit. And I think they have worked. This one is my favourite.
I made it out of a new tea towel I bought at an op shop. It was only a couple of dollars and I put some gorgeous spotted fabric on the back to match the blue colour. I love hibiscuses and I love this cushion.
This 'Wales' cushion was made from a tea towel too. They are quite hard to get hold of new and this one was about $7. Quite a bit for a second hand tea towel but I liked it and had this project in my mind. The blue also matches very well with the blue in the hibiscus cushion, so that's a bonus.
I also made a couple of more plain cushions to add a bit of colour and contrast. In the end I chose blue, mustard and red colours as my theme. I saw this bus cushion online (sorry I can't exactly remember where)and thought it was great so I decided to make one for myself.
I used the free hand embroidery foot on my sewing machine and after drawing a vague pattern on the fabric I went over it several times with white thread. I like the way it turned out. Cushions are such a cheap way of brightening up a room aren't they? I like non-matching cushions too. I'm keeping my eye out for a couple more tea towels to use to make more cushions; I'd like a Cornwall one and maybe an Australian coastal one to add to my collection.