Thursday, 24 February 2011

NY Cushions



For a bit of fun we picked up some I love NY tote bags when we were in NYC a few weeks ago to make into cushions for the shop.  We selected a few different fabrics to put onto the backs of them.  We only have 3 left...we should have bought more!

37 comments:

tinajo said...

Love that pillow - and love New York! :-)

Flotsam Friends said...

Oh I love them... And I too love NY. My husband and I lived there for two years (1997-1999) before kids! Funny how I now love those kinds of things more than when I lived there. I guess I thought they were too touristy when I lived daily with this visual. Great idea making them into cushions (adore the piping) Pruxxx

Kelly Green said...

Good idea - turning bags in to cushions and having a bit of NYC back at home! KG

Sarah- The Style Encyclopaedia said...

Look Fantastic - love the backing fabric too.

Sarah x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

What a fun idea! Looks great next to the stripes, too!

Karen said...

Lovely cushion Have just seen the beautiful home of Sharnel Dollar that you had a hand in decorating it is really beautiful
Kind Regards
Karen

The enchanted home said...

LOVE IT! What an adorable and whimisical idea....I really like the idea, and its a great gift idea for all my friends that are NY fans.

Alecia said...

i love the printed piping!

pve design said...

You really did have a lovely NY trip and I love seeing remnants from your stay appear here on your blog and in your shop. I think I need to send a care package of "I love NY" souvenirs. I always love sending bits of NY in an artfully packaged fashion.
pve

pve design said...

Are you playing "New York, New York" in your shop?
pve

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

Great idea! All I picked up from my visit to New York was a mug!

Found you again thanks to Janell from Isabella and Max room!

Anchor Cottage said...

Your pillow is really cute:-)

Natasha said...

I totally love that you put your own spin (trim) on them, great idea!
Watch for people copying your idea, I can already see it... :)

Northern Light

PS. I did a little Ginger Jar story with pictures from ABT yesterday, check it out if you have time...

Stylelinx said...

As a New Yorker, of course I think it's a genius idea! As a designer blogger, I second that!

barsha said...

its beautiful...luved them

annie said...

These are so great...I love the idea of using a shopping bag. I would love to see the other fabrics you selected for the backs.

Mom of 2 Cuties @ Sprinkles of Joy and Laughter said...

Too cute! Great idea. I just found you through Isabella and Max's Room Blog. Looking forward to looking around here. Thanks and enjoy your day
Maureen

Helen said...

They look great! Good job!

Splenderosa said...

Soooo cute! Hugs from Texas...

Casa Artelexia said...

I LOVE this idea!!! Genius.

Faux Fuchsia said...

hi A

Your friend RM gave me a divine Black and Spiro cushion as a baby gift. Naturally I love it 11/10.

Let's catch up soon. I'll get My People to Contact Your People. x

Isabelle Lafleche said...

What a fantastic idea! J'adore! ;o)

Boho Farm and Home said...

Absolutely love it! You are very clever indeed!
xo,
Caroline

Big Hug Studio said...

If you like pillows, you might like the ones I just profiled from an Aussie designer. They're really pretty too.

www.bighugstudio.blogspot.com

Kirsty said...

Fantastic idea from a fantastic city!

Claudia Lane said...

it's a brilliant idea Anna, you are a genius!
Have a great w/end :))
xo

Sarah said...

Love it! I grew up only 15 miles from NY City and I used to love the TV ads with the song "I love New York..." - it was a great jingle! :0

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

great pillows and blog..new follower and yeah you should have bought many more. just adorable!!!


http://www.nycstylelittlecannoli.com/2011/02/red-maps-soho-map-giveaway.html

Looking Glass said...

Very cool!

~ Clare x

Susan said...

totally awesome and so clever!!

http://www.shesays-susan.blogspot.com/

Lynn said...

Clever, clever , clever. I want one and live just outside NYC!
Lynn from Decor Arts Now

Kate Collins said...

Wow! I love it!! YOu are genius! I'm sure the remaining three went in a flash.

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks everyone! I don't think I'm genius! They are just cushions but they are lots of fun and remind me of our lovely time in New York...gosh that place is under my skin!

xx
Anna

Fiona said...

That is absolutely brilliant. This is why I love reading your blog, Anna. (And as a NYer, I appreciate the sentiment!)

Califabulous said...

love the cushion. I'm totally a cali girl (hence my name) but I do LOVE New York :) Fab.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

All my life I've lived in NY and pass this totes every day...and never, ever thought to do this! Brilliant!!

Black Diamond Sky said...

This is such a cool Idea!! Love the cushion!

Love from Germany

http://blackdiamondsky.blogspot.com/