One Clever Lady


I have had sick kids at home all week, and at one stage it was all three of them at once.  Now it seems it is my turn.  I have been ill for days with fever/chills and a cold/nasty cough.  Sick enough that Luke had to come home early from work yesterday to cook dinner.  Today I dragged myself upstairs to change all the sheets (there is nothing like clean fresh sheets when you are recovering, and it was time for their weekly wash anyway).


While I was there, I took this shot of a cushion I made a while ago.  It actually lives in the Lounge room, but the light upstairs in Amelia’s room was better.  This is just a simple cushion with a zipper closure on the back.  I sewed the back and front together, right sides out, in the same step that I attached the binding in place , then hand sewed it down as I would a quilt.  The hand-sewing is tricky – it is much easier to catch the backing in the stitch, but I really like the finish.


The clever lady I was referring to in the title is the impressive Tula Pink, who designed the lovely fabric I used for this cushion.  It is from her Neptune range.  Can you see the little Turtles, and Seahorses hidden in the pattern?  What about the Anchors?

She has posted several posts on her method for drawing up her designs.  Her drawings (and process) are not only fascinating, but beautiful, awe inspiring and make me green with envy – I want just a little of her talent.

So if I owe you an email, (and I certainly owe a few) go take a look at Tula’s stuff while you wait for me to convalesce and catch up.  I will get back to you soon.

4 thoughts on “One Clever Lady

  1. I just used this fabric in green for a bag I made over the weekend … I love her fabric and all her designs! another one is Lila Tueller! I’m into making bags right now (I was actually at a sewing retreat over the weekend … 4 whole days of wonderful women and sewing!) and made 4 of them out of Tula Pink, Lila Tueller and Amy Butler!

  2. I am a huge fan of Tula Pink too! my favourite range is Full Moon Forest, but Neptune is a very close second! you are such a trooper to be posting while sick – stop it and get back to bed!!

  3. I think I see Nautilus shells too 🙂 I have some small pieces of Neptune in the teal colourway… so pretty.
    I hope you’re feeling much better soon Claire.

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