I have been obsessed with cushions of late. Only made three but I visit my second home Abakhan (fabric store), with fabric for cushions in mind. Thus, I head straight for the home furnishings section.
Statement cushions are fun projects. You could throw one amongst your plains to give your home a fun lift. I don't have many cushions but something tells me that will change in the future. Cool statement cushions, to me are like pieces of art, and since pop art cushions had been taunting me around the web for quite some time, I was determined to make my own.
The will was there, just needed the right fabric, to make this a reality. I was on a mission! Scouted my nearest fabric shops with no success. Searched ebay with renewed hope. Boom! There looking back with pleading eyes - non other than a pop art Marilyn Monroe fabric panel. Price including postage £3.50. Pulled the trigger on the purchase without a moments hesitation, and waited for it's arrival with baited breath.
|image source: ebay seller aa.clearance|
So the day came when my inner self screamed, girlfriend, stop making excuses and get the goddamn cushion cover sorted. Yes ma'am! I replied. Hmm, yes - I talk to myself. I lined the beauty it in a strawberry pink lining fabric using black Duchess Satin for the reverse. Plush eh. Fabric I had in my stash, but Marilyn is one classy lady so why not.
Threw in a regular cushion insert from one of my other cushions. Incidentally, this cushion is breathing some life into my tired, dated couch. Didn't think I would see the day. But hey miracles do happen. This is my favourite project to date. Love it! I have another Marilyn panel enroute to me as I type. Next time I intend to change it up. This one will be retired to my craft room in due course.
Until Next Time