Tag Archives: cushions

Exhibition at Gateshead Civic Centre

I should have blogged about this sooner, but I have only just been able to get images of the pieces up and the lighting was quite heavy, so the photos aren’t great. So, I do apologise. I was asked if … Continue reading

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Dachshund cushions commission

After the recent Open Studios, a lovely lady asked me to create some cushions for her daughter’s Christmas Present, as she loved the Schnauzer cushions but they were the wrong breed of dog!! I had a glorious time choosing the … Continue reading

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Ouseburn Open Studios starts tomorrow

It was great today to finally get both my portraits of Rupert Brooke and Wilfred Owen, both poets who died during World War One, up on the outside wall of my studio, number 11 at the Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne. … Continue reading

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More cushions!!

The rest of this week, I shall mostly be making…more cushions!! More items for Ouseburn Open Studios at the end of November. Love the shape of a schnauzer! I have my own badly behaved schnauzer at home and thought it’s … Continue reading

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Open Studios prep

In two weeks time on the 29th and 30th of November it will be the Ouseburn Open Studios event in Newcastle upon Tyne. My studio is based at the Biscuit Factory and we shall be open to the public both … Continue reading

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Mini ObsesivCreativ’s birthday present

Today, my middle daughter, aged 9, decided that she needed to make a present for her friend whose party it was this afternoon. So, within and hour, she had chosen a pre-made cushion to decorate, a design silhouette she wished … Continue reading

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How to: Simply applique and ‘bling-up’ a cushion!

You will need: 1 plain cushion or pillow Assorted fabric Needle, thread and pins Scissors, ideally pinking shears Buttons, beads, sequins (I found these in Poundland!) Paper and pencil   Step 1: Draw out on paper a simple bold design … Continue reading

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