From the work table

We've been pottering about, finishing things off and pondering new ideas. I spent three days painting and reorganising Jack's room which I actually don't mind doing because it gives me time to think. He'll be ten this year, and while I've been up to my elbows in tubs of Lego and sorting Pokemon cards I've been in a bit of a daze wondering where on earth the time has gone. Whilst I was at the shop the next day, I spied the Anna Maria Horner fabric, 'Fibs & Fables' and had an idea. What a perfect fabric for a cushion for his new room. We bordered it in french blue linen which was also used to make the piping. The piping gives a defined edge to the cushion and the invisible zip makes it all as neat as possible. I love these winged horses and had just been waiting for inspiration to use them. They suit Jack and his interest in fun and interesting things. Plus, now that he has a big cushion for his room, he has a place to rest his weary head for yet another hour of iPod playing.

A piped edge for definition, and a double row of stitching for embellishment.

A piped edge for definition, and a double row of stitching for embellishment.

iPod hypnosis.

iPod hypnosis.