Nov 3, 2010

Finally the big reveal!

So. This is one of the things I have been working on behind the scenes. Fabric. Turned into cushions, at this point but I have plans for more interesting things later...The idea behind the fabric has been to try and made cushions that are unisex. Lots of cushions have frills and ruffles and sequins and are made from silk and satins with pictures of flowers and the like. I wanted to do something a bit different.

 The maps are all exclusive to My Bearded Pigeon and the ampersand one is too.... the Bruce Williamson poem embroidery cushion, well you have seen that before but now it is square and available to buy- due to huge amounts of hits on flickr and it has been featured on quite a few blogs... the bottom row is just fabric- all organic cotton- that tickled my fancy. The Sydney map was snaffled by a friend of mine as soon as she saw it so it is not available for sale at this point. Though in the next week or so I will have more.

Different maps are coming as we speak- but to launch this range of cushions everything is on sale for under $41! With the exception of the embroidery cushion which takes me quite some time to complete hence the price tag.

I am a bit nervous about showing this as it has been my little secret  for so long with numerous back and fourth samples and tweaking and should- they- have- an- envelope- back- or- a- zipper- back- type- discussions - I went with the zipper - it has probably taken about 6 months from the initial idea until the cushions were actually sewn.
So big deep breath: Here it is.
Critique please.

Completely seperate book giveaway here.

30 comments:

  1. I'm in love !!!!
    As an ex-surveyor, the map pillows are really my dream - I want a sydney one too! You should be so proud of your work, well done!
    mel x
    ps great to see organic cotton too!

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  2. Love the cushions! Esp the owl one x

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  3. Oh wow, they're so cool! I'm loving the cassette one.
    Congratulations on the new venture!

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  4. These are fantastic! Love the cassettes, especially, but they are all really fresh and crisp. Really wonderful!

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  5. They all look great! I especially like the "notebook" style cushion :)

    jo

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  6. Love them all. The maps are amazing and the embroidered poem, WOW!

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  7. They are completely awesome!
    So are you!!
    Yay!!!
    Andi x

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  8. Wow, they are brilliant! i love the maps

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  9. AWESOME! Especially love the maps! Unisex home decor is such a great idea! Now what about a shop that sells only unisex kids clothes...

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  10. Love them, hard to choose which one is my favourite!!

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  11. Gasp! These are stunning, Cath!

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  12. OMG!! These are insanely cool! You don't need to do a sale, these would be snappled up for any price! I am getting one.

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  13. Deliciously excellent! Well done :)

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  14. They are really stunning Cath!! All of them xo

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  15. I looooooooooooooooooooooooooove them ALL, especially the mixed tape one...! You're a clever thing!

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  16. These are fantastic, Cath! Seriously, I love the fabric choices, and you're right, they are unisex and very, very cool.

    Nice work :) I love the cassette tapes and the maps are awesome.

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  17. oh that is a top shelf idea! well done I bet you won't be able to keep up. Thanks for the stickers - they arrived safe and sound and my neices will be able to squabble over them at christmas!

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  18. Bloody fantastic Cath. I really love them! You are one clever chick. x

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  19. Hooray!!!!!
    What a brilliant concept and gorgeous too!
    I've said it before and I'll say it again, you are the cleverest chooky.
    Love ya stuff. XX

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  20. LOVE the owl/squirrel one and if was more cashed up would be getting me on of those STAT!

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  21. Maps on cushions, great idea! You could even take one on the bus with you and consult it while you ride through town. Great stuff Cath, well done on the hard work.

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  22. Seriously stunning! It must be quite gratifying to have worked on something for so long and now have it come to fruition.
    So, you designed the fabric yourself? I have so wanted to do that but, it will have to wait.
    I love the maps, actually...I love them all!

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  23. These are absolutely fabulous Cath. Especially love the maps. Another gorgeous goodie to add to the wishlist.

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  24. They are fantastic! Paris would be a great addition :-)
    Beth

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  25. Love love love the stitched poem pillow... wonderful! And the map pillows are also extraordinary!!! Definitely worthy of the time, thought and effort you put in. Found you through following Feeling Stitchy.

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  26. They look wonderful Cath!! The maps are brilliant. xx

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  27. where did you get the linen that looks like lined paper? wouldn't mind finding some

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