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Cushions for new bench


Cushions for new bench

As the weather was so sunny last week, I managed to put out the cushions I made as a winter project.



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I do like those! what a great idea, clever you.

1 Apr, 2012

 

they're very colourful and welcoming - so long as you remember to put them away each time you go in, unless your bench has a waterproof roof!

1 Apr, 2012

 

The rain is not the problem Fran. Its the birdies, much as I love them they like to perch on the roof of the gazebo and drop little messages down - Like the dove from above...lol. I cover it over when Im not around with one of those waterproof covers, so the cushions can stay out.

1 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Sticki. I like making things, apart from being cheaper they are unique. It gave me something to do too.

1 Apr, 2012

 

i love crafts, just having a go at something different

1 Apr, 2012

 

That's really lovely, love the country feel to it.

1 Apr, 2012

 

Im still very influenced by New England style crafts and I have a love of chickens! We were lucky enough to visit there a few years ago. Id love to go again but am afraid it will spoil the lovely memories. (I dont think its ever as good as the first time) I have great plans for my new shed. They use arty farty flags on their wood lap houses and the white chapels..... love em.

1 Apr, 2012

 

I went to Switzerland when I was 8, but I dont want to go back in case its not the same!!

1 Apr, 2012

 

I expect it is Sticki. We went to Switzerland quite a few years ago. I still remember how clean it was and how lovely the cakes and pastries looked in the bakers windows. We abandoned the car and spent loads of time on lake Geneva on boat trips. Went across to very pretty ancient village in France, cant remember the name. Im sure it wont have changed much, maybe a bit pricier?? We were driving/camping, Im too old to do that now, I need a bit of comfort!

1 Apr, 2012

 

well i cant afford it either so thats another reason!!!

we stayed in a wooden chalet, half way up a mountain, we used to wake up in the clouds!!! or above the clouds sometimes. there was a field of flowers and grass in front of us and they used to rake the long grass with those wooden rakes.
it also had those huge feather duvets on the beds ~ before they were used over here at all ~ shows how long ago it was.

1 Apr, 2012

 

That could be straight from the pages of 'Heidi'...lol Sounds lovely Sticki, maybe better if you leave it as a nice memory - like me with New England. either that or sell it to a washing powder manufacturer for their next advertising campaign!

1 Apr, 2012

 

No camera in those days poppy! But a nice dream! Just like Heidi!

1 Apr, 2012

 

bless :)))))

1 Apr, 2012

 

:-)

1 Apr, 2012

 

Cushions look very attractive P.......All made during those dark,dismal,Winter days.

1 Apr, 2012

 

Clever you!! love the colour and the designs

1 Apr, 2012

 

Yes Meadow, lets hope those days are behind us now. Thank you Sheilar, I cant paint but I can sew! everyone has a talent somewhere I think.

1 Apr, 2012

 

You're right there Poppylover - everyone has some talent (I'm still looking for mine!!!)

1 Apr, 2012

 

Love these as well as your new avatar :)

1 Apr, 2012

 

I can imagine sitting there with a nice cuppa :o)

2 Apr, 2012

 

Well I can tell you of one talent you have without even thinking Sheilar - You make me laugh- thats a really good talent!
Id love to have you for a cuppa Lil and Hywel. Just updated the avatar Lil to go with the nice weather - thanks :)))

2 Apr, 2012

 

Well apparently I am destined to meet up with a fellow GoYer in Kent......when I win the lottery.
I'll pick up Hywel and we will definitely have a cuppa then ;)))))

2 Apr, 2012

amy
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I love the cushions Poppy , clever girl , I love chickens as well ! sounds like Hywel is in for a treat :o)) ...

2 Apr, 2012

 

Lol Amy....poor Hywel will be wondering/worried about what he's in store for ;)))

2 Apr, 2012

 

That's a cracking set of cushions P.lover. You could start up another business! ;))

2 Apr, 2012

 

Lil Im sure Hywel would love our company - he can hold his own very well Im sure! The kettle will be on for when you arrive. Id love some real chickens Amy. Ty so much Karensusan, I did think about doing home furnishings before I opened my flower shop, but its blooming heavy work. I went for the soft option. Its still nice to do some bits and pieces for yourself though.

3 Apr, 2012

 

Yes, indeed....good for you! :)

3 Apr, 2012

 

lovely cushions, there are so many clever people here on Goy, im afraid i cant make anything useful:-(

18 Apr, 2012

 

Dont believe that Dawn - you just havent found something you want to make badly enough - either that or you have loads of money and you can afford to buy it!! lol

18 Apr, 2012

 

im no good at making anything:-( but i can look after chickens and cats and horses and thats about it! and no i havent got loads of money cos it goes on the animals!! lol, are you the one that makes moisaics? i want to make them too, but alas im not arty enough:-((

18 Apr, 2012

 

No not tried my hand at that ...yet. - but you never know until you try! I like the quirky stuff and little signs to add a bit of interest in the garden. I keep thinking I might make a scarecrow to sit on my bench! Im quite at home with chicken wire and moss!

18 Apr, 2012

 

I love all the same cottagey, vintagey, hand crafted things as you! Lovely photee. x

21 Apr, 2012

 

Thankyou Jill. Im glad you like cottagey, vintagey. Theres alot of it in the GC's now, whereas when I first started doing it there was nothing to be found. Its alot cheaper if you do it yourself though and you know your neighbours or friends wont have the same! Someone elses junk is my treasure!

24 Apr, 2012

 

hmmmm if only I could sew a stitch!!!!!

26 Apr, 2012

 

very smart PL - you still getting your chickens ? :)))))

4 May, 2012

 

I would definately like to Paul - Its just finding a bit of space that's suitable for a coop in the garden, plus the fact I dont have a clue how to keep them. I need to do a bit of research before I go any further I think.

4 May, 2012

 

:)))) be nice for you though if you did PL :)))

4 May, 2012

 

Yeah definately :-))))))))

5 May, 2012

 

:))))))))))))))))))))))

5 May, 2012

 

Hidden talents shining through .......love the designs.

12 May, 2012

 

Hello Stroller, I'm following you again:-) I love the cushions Poppy, wish I had the patience to do things properly like you. I like to call things I make or do ephemera...it's my excuse anyway. You should try chickens, I had some years ago, a mother and daughter white silkies. They were so lovely, but it took me a while to eat their eggs...felt a bit like cannibalism lol. A fox got them one night. My fault, took me ages to get over it. All that was left was one headless body:-( Now I've cheered you up...I'll be off:-)

12 May, 2012

 

I found my ideal chicken in the Gardeners emporium BA. Ill put a photo of her on a bit later. Pimpernel was telling me about silkies. Can you get black ones too? I have a black dog and Im just magnetically attracted to black animals! I stood talking for ages to a lady who is quite new to chickens. She has only had hers for a couple of years. By the end of the conversation she'd convinced me I must get some. I am still a bit worried about the foxes though. I think that experience you had would devastate me too.

13 May, 2012



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