Last week whilst working in my shop, I had a customer come in through the door in search of some handmade cushions. She had been inspired by a recent BBC2 TV programme called The Great Interior Design Challenge and she was particularly looking for ones made from vintage fabrics.
I'm happy to say I was able to help the lady and she went away with a couple of plump feather-filled cushions under her arm, both covered in fabulous traditional Sanderson florals.
This sale came about, I am sure, from her seeing the talented Sarah Moore's competition heats on the series.
I was already a fan of Sarah's after buying a copy of her book last summer. Its wonderful to read of her passion for reusing old things, particularly vintage fabrics, and of her enjoyment for hand-making unusual and useful items for the home.
If you missed the recent TV series, you may like to know that it is being repeated as from Friday, 6.20am to 7.20am. More details here.