Last summer I took some photos from the window of the train, and the colours in these pictures became the colour palette for a crocheted cushion I made for our living room. I’m currently making another cushion cover (very slowly) and as the views from the car window were the same colours I thought I’d share the inspiration and the cushion covers, together for the very first time…
Somewhere between Nottingham and London, from the train.
Outside Nottingham, looking toward Lambley (accompanied by my chilidren fast asleep in the back of the car and oblivious that I was stopping to take photos in a lay-by).
Finished cushion and the work-in-progress cushion. Both are sitting comfortably on the giant granny square blanket my sister made me for Christmas. What do you think of the colours/interpretation? I think maybe I needed a more greeny green in there but I’m mostly happy with it. Both the cushions and blanket are made using Stylecraft Special DK. I’ll be edging the ripple cushion using Parchment as well for a bit of continuity! I was inspired by Maura, writer and crafter at the The Messy Brunette blog, and her Vintage Granny Stripe blanket, to use the Parchment coloured yarn, it’s a great neutral that I would have probably overlooked.
These colours are definitely my go to colours! Clothes, accessories and house decor all seem to end up being part of this colour palette. Sometimes maybe a little bit of pink too! I’m also thinking of branching out into using orange after taking this photo for my husband at the weekend: