Objects made or given to us by friends have a special place in my home, like this beautiful cross-stitch cushion which has pride of place on our spare bed…
My very creative friend Lois – who specialises in paint finishes with a Bloomsbury twist at her website Bloomsbury Corner – sources old tapestries from second-hand shops and upcycles them into unique, one-off cushions. She backs them with checked fabric, rescued from old shirts, which contrasts cleverly with the traditional scenes depicted on the front. I love this bright and cheery addition to the room, which has the added benefit of being totally original.
It seems as though there are plenty of other cross-stitch cushions out there at the moment:
Image: Elizabeth Bradley
Image: Lovely & Co
Image: Bloesem Blog
Confession time – I bought the Emily Peacock tapestry “Kiss” kit about 18 months ago, and have completed about half of an “S”! Lucky then that I have some properly crafty friends who are able to create wonderful items for my home…