I will be taking my new Queen Bee chair along for an outing.
This is a new collaboration with talented, Bristol based, upholsterer, Mel Shearsmith from A Peculiar Grace .
It’s a little nursing chair illustrating the transformation of flower to honeycomb via bee. My buttons (first designed for my improbable cushions -seen here on it’s seat) translate perfectly for upholstery projects . I worked with Mel to gather the information needed to design the placement pattern to fit the chair back . She provided the beautiful petrol coloured velvet for the seat and back of the chair and the yellow velvet piping and obviously did her magic to recover it.
I also thought I’d show off my other little project to design the fabric to make a sewing pincushion/caddy. It proved to be a very popular item at Living Crafts fair last month with many sewing enthusiasts.
I got the idea and pattern from a blog called Sewing by Moonlight . I worked out how to customise the pattern to make the whole caddy look like a rather psychodelic flower. I got the fabric digitally printed, sewed it up, stuffed it and is indeed a very useful, bright and beautiful thing.
I have more patterns in the pipeline and they will probably make their way to my Etsy shop which I very recently opened !