When I first saw these Awesomeville panels by the uber talented cat & vee I absolutely fell head-over-heels in love with the Big Hearted Girl. I mean, how could I not?! When I mentioned to Cat, one of the creators, that I'd definitely be buying her if my bubba turned out to be a girl... she then informed me that they also stocked larger 18" panels for cushion covers. Well then... SOLD!
When she arrived I may have let out a little squeal - I loved her even more. She's absolutely gorgeous! I was desperate to make her into a cushion right then and there but couldn't decide exactly what to do.
In the end, I stayed with simple - to allow her to shine all on her own. All I added was some cute blue pom pom trim - an idea I stole from Cat herself!
I am so loving the pom pom trim too! It was a first for me (but not the last!) so I followed this tutorial for help. Admittedly it was a bit fiddly and a few pom poms might have not quite made it through unscathed - but it is totally do-able and worth it. Just remember that slow and steady wins the race. ;)
For the back I stuck with my usual zip method, and a few bright red prints that I had on hand.
Unfortunately I only had a 16" insert spare - so I'll have to buy a bigger one when I'm next at the shops. I do so like a plump cushion.
And, because I know you're dying to see, here she is hanging out with the Cutie Scootie Patootie and Haphazard Chevron cushions.
I am loving how they look together!
Now, before I run, I must, must, must direct your attention to Kristy's post here. She is today's Hostess with the Mostest for the Cushion for Christmas Blog Hop - and is also showcasing some gorgeous panels from cat&vee. AND... wait for it... she may also have a little cat&vee giveaway in the works. ;)
For more information on cat&vee check out their etsy shop, website and/or follow them both on IG - hellofromcat (Catherine) and hellofromvee (Vanita). You won't be sorry! I should also point out that this post has not been a paid endorsement - I am just a huge fan. I'll definitely be shopping with them again!
Linking up to Sew Cute Tuesday over at Blossom Heart Quilts.
I'll also be linking up to the party for the Cushion for Christmas Blog Hop (on now!) at Ms Midge when it opens on Saturday 14th December. Before then, be sure to check out all the fabulous ideas being showcased by some wonderful bloggers - and get working on your own cushions for Christmas! :)