The Summerhouse Seat Cushion sewing pattern is ready for you! The pattern will walk you through creating a custom-shaped cushion 16" x 16" (41cm x 41cm) or smaller. This pattern is, as usual, a downloadable PDF, and I think everyone knows the drill on these. I recently switched my pattern-hosting company, so hopefully the transition has been pretty seamless. I haven't heard of any problems since I switched everything over last week, but do let me know if you have any trouble? The link to download the pattern should be sent to you immediately upon completion of your order. If it isn't, shoot me an email and I will investigate!
I also decided that we would put together kits (pre-order available here) for these, as well. They will include a printed pattern, all of the cut patches, interfacing, cotton batting, and the cotton gingham lining/tie fabric. I like kits. Especially when there are 64 little square patches that otherwise would have to be cut by you. The fabrics I am using are a mix of all of my favorites — stash, scraps, vintage, Liberty, some old, some new — basically, everything I love and use in my work everyday. Each kit will be hand assembled by Andy or me, so your patches probably won't be exactly like those pictured (or these, on the original cushion), since we'll be incorporating one-of-a-kind fabrics that we have in the studio. But they'll be very close, since I picked all of these fabrics out and my tastes are pretty consistent. We've assembled kits like these before, for the Summerhouse Pillows from last summer. But this time I'll leave these pre-orders open for about a week so we can be sure to include everyone who wants one. I'm planning to ship all of these the week of June 21.
If you have a cute seat cushion, no one will notice how muddy your kitchen floor is. Unless you point it out to them. Like I'm doing.
I decided yesterday that I would stop talking [complaining] about the weather.
We all had a nice warm cuddle yesterday afternoon, when Clover and Violet finally decided to come downstairs and get on the sofa with me. (How did people work at home before laptops?) No one even thought about going out into the pouring rain, especially after the longest, loudest boom of thunder I've ever heard rolled across the city. But I didn't complain about it. We almost all fell off the couch in complete fright, but I didn't actually "complain" about it. I mean, you know your life is boring when the most exciting part of your day (and the centerpiece of most of your conversation) is anthropomorphization and thunder. But then, we never do promise excitement here at Posie Gets Cozy.