Nevertheless my friend asked me to make some bunting for her daughter's bedroom, and I started to. I really did try. The little miss had chosen some of her favourite things and sent me photos of them as requested for me to use as a starting point... and then it was over to me... I started making some hexagons in the colours she suggested and everything... but I just couldn't do it. In the same way that I couldn't wear croc shoes or pedal pushers. I just couldn't be that girl.
So, despite this being my first commission, I suppose, I changed the rules. Instead we agreed on a lovingly handmade, custom cushion.
Bright, patterned hexagons appliqued onto a purple background, shadowed by baby pink hand stitches in quilting thread, framed with raspberry pink.
I hope that this means that it will have a longer life. In fact I like to dream that it will be something she can keep for a long time. It's soft and envelope backed so it ought to survive well. I would be more than happy to have it in my flat now!
The back is lilac and pink - with my first ever attempt at branding/ labelling something I made...
The label is hand appliqued on with the 'n''b''n' and 'q' are picked out in sparkly purple thread too.
All I see are imperfections there, but it was my first ever attempt so I'm trying not to give myself a hard time about that.
She gets it this week and I am DYING to know the response. *fingers crossed*