Today I have been making cushions for a shop in London out of this yummy spicy green felt.

Cutting Leaves for a leaf cushion
Cutting Leaves for a leaf cushion

The colour is so scrumptuous and it keeps changing depending on the light. I normaly work with a felted weave but this is pressed pure wool felt. Great quality, no pilling…takes me back actually to the old pressed felt days.

Punching holes in felt moths
Punching holes in felt moths for the centre of the moth flower cushion

I have about 2 1/2 metres to work with so i’ve cut the pieces for 8 cushions and one bag. I’m looking forward to seeing the collection when done. I’ll take a picture for you before they head off.

The other job today was an etsy order for a love nest brooch. Now packaged and sent.

Embroidering the two heart petals
Embroidering the two heart petals
Heart brooch about to be packaged and  cuts for cushions
Heart brooch about to be packaged and cuts for cushions

All in a days work!

x Sarah

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Posted by:mogwaii

Born: 13th March 1969 in Edinburgh Star sign: Pisces Where do I live? An beautiful island called Lismore Who with? I live with my gorgeous man - Yorick, and my beautiful boys Ruben (currently 14) and Tom (10) and we also have cat poppy, cat Bashy and cat Spyro. What do I do there? Water veggies in the polytunnel, loads of mopping up, picking up clothes, cooking and washing dishes. The rest of the time I'm in a blissfull state in my studio making things out of wool and designing the next must have (in my head!) and a lot of cycling to and fro My favourite Books: Right now...empowerment books like "The power of now" and "The Secret", but also John Fowles "The Magus" and "The kite runner" and I love the "Tao of Poo" My Favourite films: Babettes feast, Wings of desire and The colour of Pomegranites. My favourite music: Bach cello suites for designing, Dolly parton for making (especially her album Little Sparrow), Teddy Thompson and loads of other stuff! What did I do before moving to Lismore? * Went to school in Edinburgh (South Morningside primary then St. Mary's music school and then George Watson's) * Went to Brazil for a year, fell in love, learnt Portuguese and spun a lot of wool * Studied foundation in visual arts in Manchester poly and then went on to study BA Hons in textiles at Goldsmith's college * Made felt hats, sold them at Camden market and then eventualy Liberties and had Ruben in the midst of it all - moved to Pathhead * Tom came along and I stopped making hats. sung lots of Jazz, taught Brazilian and samba singing, recorded an album and started singing with La Boum * Tom went to school and I set up Mogwaii * Moved here in 2006 There you go!! xx Sarah (from left) Ruben, me and Tom (from left) Ruben, me and Tom

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