Mary's sofa with clucky cushions
Mary's sofa and clucky cushions

I told you I was making a loose cover for Mary’s sofa didn’t I? Well, it’s done now.

Made from a scrumptuous upholstery tartan and tweed. I spent three, or was it two days camping out at Mary’s with Pete, little Lewis the whirlwind and the sewing machine for company. Pin, pin pin, pipe pipe pipe, sew, sew, sew and sew and sew…and finaly the sofa emerges with a brand new coat on. This particular coat was a bit overwhelmed with tartan so some custom cushions were made to sit a top it and break up the grid. Mary has a hen fetish of sorts so obviously the cushions needed to cater for that! I designed three cushions: two with hens and one grass. They’ve turned out  well and I think I’m going to see how they go on

Cluck and pecker
Cluck and pecker
Cluck and Pecker detail
Cluck and Pecker detail
Cluck and food
Cluck and food

I’ve also made curtains which I’ll hang next week hopefully. I have to put up a pelmet…tried to venture to Oban to buy the bits this morning but a humdinger of a hebridean storm had whipped up and the boat wouldn’t run. Hey ho! We were stranded and island bound. I quite like it when that happens.

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

4 replies on “Sofa so good

  1. I am French. I have seen your tartan sofa on your blog and I would love to do the same at home. Do you have by any chance the name of this tartan?

    Thank you!

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