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Mix & Match Cushions

Decided to use some of my spare fabric to make these cushions...the mix of different fabrics was really fun to put together, working out which would work together...

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Faux suede with a Casamance check and a Robert Allen yellow damask

Faux suede with a Casamance check and a Robert Allen yellow damask

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Lovely blue toile teamed with a Casamance check wool and a dark blue velvet

Lovely blue toile teamed with a Casamance check wool and a dark blue velvet

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Aged paper drum lampshades

Loving my newly made oval shades. They're the first oval shades I've attempted and I'm really pleased with them.   the papers beautifully mottled and works really well both lit and unlit

i have lots of ideas for other lampshades so watch this space... 

Philleous Fog Balloons

Philleous Fog Balloons

Pen & Ink

Pen & Ink

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Bespoke Cushions

A lovely customer recently lost her dad and wanted something made out of his coat as a keepsake.  We decided on a pair of cushions with the Selfridges great quality tweed on the front and some other nostalgic fabric for the reverse. 

This pic shows button & pocket detail

This pic shows button & pocket detail

On this one you can see the use of the inside pocket and Selfridges label

On this one you can see the use of the inside pocket and Selfridges label

On these oblong cushions we used the same fabric on one side and rescued a pair of orange velvet cushions that had been part of her family home and again had huge sentimental value.

we trimmed them with Hallis Hudson Jazz Orange/linen Pom pom

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The orange velvet fabric and feather pads were re-cycled from a pair of old family heirloom cushions

The orange velvet fabric and feather pads were re-cycled from a pair of old family heirloom cushions

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A Country Home - Fairmile

I was asked to do a few Romans for one of the country homes on the Fairmile development in Cholsey.
The Study

The Study

Roman blind in a duck egg blue John Lewis fabric  

A bit of left over fabric used for two scatter cushions on the sofa

A bit of left over fabric used for two scatter cushions on the sofa

Vanessa Arbuthnott Fern & Dragonfly in Raspberry - office

Vanessa Arbuthnott Fern & Dragonfly in Raspberry - office

Bathroom Roman blind  

Bathroom Roman blind  

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Cushion for Sofie

Fun and funky orange giraffe like fabric by Robert Allen it's called 'Rocky Way Tangerine'

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Still get excited to see my label...🤓 

In the sweatshop

In the sweatshop

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Bespoke Lampshade

So, having done a one day course with Jane Warren @The Lampshade Loft, here is my first ever shade.  I'm going to do a range for sale so watch this space.

This shade is in a simple grey linen, with a bespoke trimming top and bottom. Mother of Pearl buttons from John Lewis.

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Hand stitching the trimming to the top. 

Hand stitching the trimming to the top. 

Met some lovely women, all fellow CABMFF members.

Met some lovely women, all fellow CABMFF members.

At 'The Lampshade Loft' where all the magic happens

At 'The Lampshade Loft' where all the magic happens

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Cushion Labels

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Artwork for my new cushion labels...folded in the middle, Union Jack on one side and new logo on the other. Can't wait to use them! 

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Reupholstered Chair

We found an old chair on ebay which needed a little TLC.....

 

 

Chair in original state - £45 from ebay   

Chair in original state - £45 from ebay

 

I chose a lovely yellow damask silk from 'Robert Allen' called 'Jonquil Vines'.  The original seat pad was past saving so it was replaced and Upholstered by my upholsterer of choice 'Norman Yates'. He did a lovely job!  It is now sitting pretty and looks fab against the grey panelling.

 

 

Livening up the lounge

Livening up the lounge

Mahogany legs.......mmm they will be painted with a grey chalk paint shortly. 

Mahogany legs.......mmm they will be painted with a grey chalk paint shortly. 

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Curtains in Compton

Melissa and her family live in a beatiful cottage in Compton with loads of character and style.  I made Roman Blinds for the office, curtains for the study and a matching pair of softly puddling curtains for the bedroom. 

Bedroom Curtains

Bedroom Curtains

Goblet Headed Curtains with shell button detail and duck egg blue Pom Pom trim on leading edge.

Bedroom Curtains

Bedroom Curtains

She'll button and Pom Pom detail

She'll button and Pom Pom detail

In the office we used 'Emily Bond' Artichoke in grey

Roman Blinds in 'Emily Bond' Artichoke - Grey

Roman Blinds in 'Emily Bond' Artichoke - Grey

Study Curtains in 'Robert Allen' Jayden Smith linen

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Triple pleat headed grey linen curtains

Silk thread heading detail

Silk thread heading detail

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Mirror mirror on the wall

Having a Sunday off sewing to do a bit of painting.   Using Annie Sloane Paris Grey chalk paint on a large French antique mirror picked up at Sunbury Market  www.sunburyantiques.com. The mirror is very heavy and we have used a Z Hanger from www.picturehangers.co.uk to fix to a dry wall. 

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Silent Gliss Wave in Teddington - The Mavin Family

My customer, who on this occasion was also my cousin, wanted a light and airy contemporary feel for her window dressings.  

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This picture shows the family room where we chose a simple plain sheer, with Silent Gliss wave heading and puddling on the floor.

 

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In the lounge, again we used the same Silent Gliss track with a subtly patterned sheer keeping it simple to show of the delicate detail of the cornice above and lovely taste in furnishings.

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New lighting to brighten up those dark winter nights!!!

Three long drop lights just fitted over the dinning table.  The shades are slightly rippled so they give off a lovely dappled pattern.

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Large 80cm diameter crystal ball chandler from Meclocks Henley installed in the lounge.  The Roman blind is Brian Yates - Topkapi fabric.  I made an arch top pelmet effect on top of the blind to accentuate the arch top window.

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