Sunflower cushion…

A lovely friend recently celebrated her half century and I decided to make a gift. As I’m enjoying decorating cushion covers at the moment I decided to do one for her.

I was advised that her favourite flower is the sunflower and got started…

First I drew the basic shape in pencil, a large head almost filling the cushion front.
I painted the petals in fabric paint and added a couple of yellow bees too.
I allowed the paint to dry for 24 hours and then pressed with a warm iron to ‘fix’ it.



I then embroidered around the edges of the petals to add a nice texture to the cushion and clearly define the petals.

The centre is 15cm in diameter so I cut a piece of yellow felt, I then added a little ‘felting’ to add texture and then started on the mammoth task of sewing seed beads on, three at a time.
It took ages and half way through I cursed myself for starting ….but I kept on and when I had completed it, I was really happy with it. The beads add a nice texture to the cushion.


I stitched the centre in place and then went all around the circle with a blanket stitch in embroidery silk.
Then I completed the bees with black embroidery silk.


It’s already with the birthday girl and hopefully a comfy addition to her sofa.

Thanks for reading, back soon,
Love Rosie

About rosiesartsandcrafts

An avid arty crafty kind of person, I can never leave anything as it was intended, as you will come to see as I post my arty and crafty blogs which follow a self-imposed challenge to create something every week and blog about whatever I've done. I hope my work will inspire your own creations but please note that the text, pictures and artwork are ©rosiesartsandcrafts unless otherwise noted; all rights reserved. The content of this blog may not be copied or used without permission. Projects and layouts may not be copied for submission to contests, magazines, or other publications in any form. For questions or comments please email
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