Sunday, December 19, 2010

Embellished Cushion

Just wanted to share a project I finished up this week.  This is a cushion I made for my in-laws as one of their Christmas presents.  They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.  I took one of their original wedding photos and printed it out onto fabric and sewed it onto the cushion cover.  Then I embellished it with lots of lace and trims and a few beads and charms.  I chose the white and off-white laces to further the bridal theme of the photo.  I had this made up awhile ahead of time but noticed it had picked up some dust and surface dirt so decided to gently handwash the cushion cover.  I had used some pretty old transfer fabric and was horrified to see most of the transferred photo disappear!  Luckily I still had enough time to print it the photo out again on some fresh transfer fabric, wash it before I stitched it onto the cushion and replaced all the embellishments.  I really hope they will like this.  It is difficult to make out the details in the photograph here because of the white on white theme but if you click on it to enlarge it you can see it better. 

5 comments:

Jackie (Tillie's Daughter) said...

This is lovely, Kerry. Lucky inlaws to receive such a thoughtful gift.

Suztats said...

What a beautiful gift! It will be treasured!

Peg said...

What a beautiful cushion - and a lovely memory, then and now, for the lucky couple.

Hideko Ishida 石田英子 said...

Kerry, it's so beautiful and elegant!! It's a nice gift!!

Cathy K said...

Beautiful! I know they will love it! Hugs, Cat