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I finally finished making this cushion a couple of weeks ago and I think its one of my best yet (if I do say so myself!) It is made from orange felt and a really cool net curtain that I bought from Leeds Markets and cut up. I have still got loads of the net left so am planning to make a few more in different colours. This one is for sale in my shop but I think I’ll make a couple for the house.

I also made the black flowery cushion below. The material is from Thailand (via eBay) and I added some lush black fringing! Cushions are about as far as my sewing skills go at the moment!

After a busy few weeks we have finally officially opened The Fashionably Lost. It’s a project that has been in the pipeline for a few months but from yesterday we will be selling vintage, handmade and just plain ‘old’ interior type things from a unit at The Nichols Building in Sheffield.

It all started about four or five years ago when we discovered all of Sheffield’s antique shops and centres which we would visit to look for unusual and unique things for our house. After a good few years trawling other people’s shops, we eventually decided to try our own hand at buying and selling.

After a successful few months last year selling in the Antiques Emporium in Sheffield, we have moved to a bigger, brighter space in the Nichols Building and The Fashionably Lost was officially launched.

The items in our shop are a collection of things that we have handpicked from a wide range of places which we think are cool or quirky. Everything we buy we would genuinely put in our own home (there are some things that almost don’t make it on display because we want to keep them). Some of the things we buy, we sell as ideal projects for people to reupholster or to sand down and paint. Some of the items are handmade by me – the black patterned fringed cushion on the chair is probably my favourite to date.

So that’s about it really – exciting times, more pictures to follow soon.

I have been meaning to teach myself to crochet for months and months and this week finally gave it another go. I hate not being able to do something straight away and although I think I have got the basic stitches down (almost) I really should be practising the basics rather than jumping straight into making something (but that’s boring). One other problem is that reading the patterns blows my mind – i’m hoping YouTube will help with this. My goal is to crochet a granny square stylee throw – something like the below. A while ago I stumbled on the blog of someone who is making some amazing things – I really need to find that out and post the link. I’ll update on my progress …