Thursday, 8 September 2011


In a fit of enthusiasm to finish the job of 'joojjing up' my sitting room, I recently found myself sitting at my crafting station (dining room table) surrounded by fabric, scissors, bits of thread and various other sewing-related paraphernalia:
A bit of jiggery-pokery later, and I had a new cushion for my sofa.  What do you think?
The spotty fabric is an off-cut from my mum, the buttons were knocking about in my button tin, and the ribbon and animal fabric are both vintage delights that my granny gave me on my recent trip to Dorset.  Thanks gran!  The animal fabric was, in fact, a lampshade (natch) and it does have a seam down the middle of it, but I love it so much I just had to use it.
I am leaning against it as I type this and I can confirm that it is, indeed, very pleasingly squishy - just as a cushion should be.
Before I go, I need to say a big 'thank you' to Faith who recently awarded me theVersatile Blogger award. Faith has a lovely, funny blog that always makes me smile.  And yes, Faith, I think it would be a brilliant idea for you to open your posh cake shop next to my dreamy yarn shop - I think that would, in fact, be a match made in heaven.  (I need to point out here that the Wiggly Willow thing is a joint venture with Cuckoo, but I am more than sure that she would approve of the yarn shop/cake shop scenario.)  And, while I'm on the subject, of course you could have a part-time job Jo - I would require you to bring in cupcakes on a regular basis though.
I know at this point I am supposed to do my interesting facts, but frankly, I've run out of them - I'm terribly boring in real life.  I am planning to do a 'seven things on my wishlist' post imminently though, in lieu of interesting-ness. x


  1. Lovely cushion, I bet it has the perfect amout of squish. I have a dream yarn shop, too. I even know the exact building I would open it in.....ah, dreaming is so much fun.

  2. You can't beat a properly squishy cushion made from vintage fabrics and yours is a beaut. Should 'joojj' (ha!) up your living room nicely.

    I've just read the previous post too - hadn't seen that for some reason. What an utterly dreamy garden your gran has. So tranquil.

    Very jealous of your 'making' mojo at the moment, I'm so slow, I'd love to be able to whip things up as quickly as you do.

    Nicki xx

    PS - felt a bit teary at the thought of big n chatting to his great-granddad. Aw.

    PPS if you and Cuckoo need a Saturday girl for your shop, I could be free!

  3. Oh I love a good cushion, and yours is a corker!
    Love the fabrics.
    Enjoy the weekend.

  4. Your cushion is lovely, I especially like the ribbon, how nice to use vintage fabrics tied in with new. Thank you for your kind words!

  5. lovely joojjing my friend! you're on fire right now!
    Hope you have a good week - and hoping for an indian summer for us round these parts - yes, I know the forecast is for storms but I'm ever hopeful!
    fee x

  6. Check you out - loving that cushion. I particularly like it for being made from an old lampshade!
    Nelly xx

  7. Emily I LOVE your versatile thing you!
    that animal fabric feels very familiar to me and is so cute.
    I am loving the sound of this little row of shops, i will supply any bunting required ;o)
    jooles x

  8. I love the cushion! I adore the concept of turning one thing into another, and do it on a regular basis!

    Pomona x

  9. That fabric is just perfection. Shame it's vintage otherwise I'd be buying loads of it. It also looks great next to the hexagon cushion. You are very talented. xx