The inspiration for this cushion was totally in the fabric. It was one of those moments when you see the fabric and love it instantly even though you are not sure why. I only bought about half a metre at the time (although I went back for more later).
I love making little bags, filling them with lovely scented soap or potpourri and hanging them from a cupboard handle in the bedroom or kitchen. These are a few of my embroideries from my website that I have shrunk down on the photo copier and made int0 a bags.
I read a quote by Leonardo Da Vinci once that said 'Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication' I was inspired to design something even more simplistic than what I already do. So hence I turned one of my doodles into an applique. It was so much fun that I'm itching to do more.
Most of my creations come from a need either to be surrounded by pretty things or in this case a new handbag - So I gathered together my favourite scraps at the time and this is what I ended up with.
I made this little Miss and then couldn't decide how to dress her. I wanted a sort of 'French look' and in the end decided to paint her cloths on instead.
Seeing as winter is on the way hot water bottles are the order of the day. I usually stick mine in an old pillow case but decided to become a little more sophisticated and make a hot water bottle bag. I used my hot water bottle as a template but didn't add enough seam allowance so it ended up being a bit small. I thought I'd fill it with a wheat bag instead :-)