Keepsakes and accessories

Japanese Cushions and Amazing Memories

Hello there!

Welcome back to my blog. Today I want to share my most recent sewing project with you – a pair of cushions for my living room.


In January, I bought my first house and I am slowly making it into a home. So far I have only finished my bedroom (click here to read more about this) but I have now turned my attention to the living room and it is finally starting to take shape. I’m not sure if it has a particular theme or style as I have just tried to combine things I already have and love with things that have been given to me. I love mid-century furniture so I am trying to incorporate lots of that too. I particularly want a round glass-topped g-plan table but I can’t find one that doesn’t involve driving across the country or paying a small fortune.for delivery.

Anyway, I digress, I am supposed to be talking about cushions. In December, I was lucky enough to visit Japan. It was one of the best experiences of my life and you can read more about it here. While there, I bought some beautiful handkerchiefs, which I have used to make cushion covers. Here they are in their original state.


I decided to go for a simple envelope style using a plain navy cotton for the reverse. I also used some ric-rac in an accent colour. I’m thrilled with the finished result and it makes me happy when I look at them and remember the fun times I had in Japan.


Below are some more pictures of the Japanese cushions, along with some others I made a few months ago. One is made from left over fabric from the curtains my mum made me; the other is from a beautiful purple tweed. I decorated the latter with buttons – not the most comfortable choice but i think it looks good!


Okay so the last picture doesn’t contain cushions but I wanted to show off my Japanese scroll too. I love the colours!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.

Love Lizzie


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