From the category archives:



by Kate on October 31, 2011

This is one of my favourite corners. It all started with the vintage matador poster that I picked up on a trip to the vintage shed. He needed just the right corner, needed just the right amount of gifted (and totally appropriate) red companions…but something was missing. Enter the most perfect red cushion. I picked […]


Dominoes Cushion Tutorial

by Kate on September 19, 2011

I have started thinking about Christmas. Early I know and crazy when you throw in the interstate move that is happening in under two weeks but it is my favourite time of the year so I like to make the most of it. The gift-list has started…organised or anal? The jury is still out. But […]



by Kate on May 31, 2011

Just before Easter, I scored my best thrifted item to date. Enter the cross stitched table cloth. In all seriousness, how could anyone part with it? Stitched entirely by hand and in mint condition…oh well, one person’s trash is my treasure. Refashioned into a cushion for a little girl who will soon celebrate her birthday. […]



by Kate on January 18, 2011

I do love a bit of uninterrupted colour and kona have the most amazing selection. This cushion is featured in Issue 4 of Fat Quarterly, it’s all about solids and goes on sale from the 27th January. The cush is heading to Handmade Help, who are in the process of organising an online craft market. […]


Eastern Star..

by Kate on December 8, 2010

The last handmade Christmas gift has been finished. The crocheted star here has been used as the centerpiece, framed with some Liberty and a linen cotton blend.  


My Creative Space…

by Kate on September 9, 2010

Only fitting that my creative space this week is all due to our lovely host’s creativeness. I saw Kirsty’s faker crochet cushion yesterday and jumped for joy.  I’m a huge fan of instant gratification projects which if you are a regular reader, you have probably already figured that one out. If you are in need […]


Reading Cushions..

by Kate on July 19, 2010

I have been wanting to make the kids some reading cushions for a while now so when I got my mitts on a letterhead panel from Aunty Cookie, my procrastination came to an end. They are big without being too big (perfect for small heads) and are made entirely from fabric that I found in […]



by Kate on February 25, 2010

gratification. I find I need a lot of this when I am working on quilts. Another cushion which is a very late birthday gift. Ink & Spindle, Honeycomb Kei and Kimono that Bianca kindly gave me last year. They make a great combination. My latest love, 100% silk from Liberty. This will be hemed today […]



by Kate on February 16, 2010

I love making cushion covers. Not only are they quick to make but they also allow me to experiment with different fabric combinations that I may not typically use in a quilt. The black and white strip is a Japanese print from Sevenberry. I’m not sure of the multi-colour spot maker but have been informed […]


Signing Off…

by Kate on December 14, 2009

So we are now at the pointy end of the year, two weeks before Christmas and I always seem astounded at just how quick the years seem to be flying by. 2009 has been full of changes for me. The interstate move has been fantastic but difficult, and if I am completley honest I have […]