Friday 21 March 2014

how now brown cow and a 'funny' story

the last couple of weeks has been all about college work and yet i still managed to leave it all to the night before it needed handed in, you can't say I'm a procrastinator.

now do you fancy a giggle? here is a story about balance and co-ordination - my mum decided that she wanted a mp3 player but i convinced her to get an iPod. so yesterday i went to argos to get an iPod, it was all going great, i picked the one i wanted, payed for it and collected it, all simple enough until i was leaving the shop. you know how they have that box of catalogues in the middle of the floor? well i wasn't paying attention to my walking and managed to very gracefully fall straight into the box of catalogues! ooh it was soo embarrassing, needless to say i quickly got up and walked fast out of the shop and that is the let time i shall ever go there again!

time for sewing stuff now if you can stop giggling! it seems i have a thing for making cushions at the minute, but when inspiration strikes, go with it.

*this post contains brown fabric*

i love, love, love brown fabric right now, i just cannot get enough of it! which is the inspiration for my cushion

cows and brown fabric - match made in heaven. this is harriet the highland coo. it all started with this sketch one day in college and i knew harriet had to become fabric-y

i really like her hair, even though i kind of just want to flick it out of her eyes. and her strawberry nose, can you tell i really like my new cushion?

when i finished the appliqué it felt like the cushion was missing something, and i couldn't figure out what. then one day i was tidying i found my most favourite pink flowery fabric and i just knew it had to be the binding. i have a love/hate relationship with binding, i love how it looks, but hate sewing it on, anybody else feel the same about binding?

rachael x


  1. She is adorable! Brown fabric is not my thing, but she just may sway me :)

  2. Harriet's a stunner! I love brown fabric too! Jxo

  3. That is just fabulous! What a brilliant design.

  4. It's fab! I know what you mean about binding but have to say I love it much more now I hand sew it.

  5. Confession - I like brown too, I have about 3 metres of chocolate brown fabric stashed away. Is it ok to use brown now?
    ps love Harriett

  6. Yes to brown fabric! I was saying on another blog today how modern quilts made from brown seem subversive somehow :)

  7. There is dreary brown and then there is the other kind. This is definitely the other kind and not at all dreary. Brown can be a great neutral too.
    My dad, a former farmer, would love this ... once he stopped trying to analyse the precise cow breed!
    I just think it is cute, and very modern. (Yes, in spite of the brown!)

  8. These are my colors! I like your modern style and will stopping by from time to time. Thanks for sharing!