Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve in Sydney and an Ampersand Cushion

Sydney is a magical place to be for New Year's Eve. The fireworks over the harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are fabulous.

Here are some photos from a few years ago. 

New Year's Eve is extra special in our family as it's my sister's birthday.

Here's my present for my sister.
She really wanted an Ampersand Cushion.
I'm not in the mood to drag my sewing machine out so I bought a plain cushion cover and infill from Ikea and painted on an ampersand.

I just hand drew the ampersand (after practising for a while) in pencil then painted it on with paint mixed with fabric fixative.

All finished.
Now just to wrap it before we head off to her house for champagne and fireworks!

Happy New Year!
I hope 2012 brings you all much happiness.


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  1. Love that- You need to make a stencil and sell it. That is a perfect amp.

    1. Hi Holly, thanks so much. I actually looked everywhere for an ampersand stencil and couldn’t find one! My sister loves it which was the main thing.
      Have a good week
      Cheers Fiona

  2. Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks light up the city's famous skyline, and the crowds that assemble to greet the new year with excitement and expectation make for a breathtaking show. In the meantime, curling up with an Ampersand Cushion provides the ideal comfortable haven to think back on treasured memories and future goals.

  3. And what about the Ampersand Cushion? Well, it’s not directly related to the fireworks, but it adds a touch of comfort and style to the occasion. Picture this: as you sit on a cozy couch, watching the fireworks explode over the harbor, the soft embrace of the Ampersand Cushion cradles your back. Its elegant design—a simple “&” symbol—speaks of connections, continuity, and the promise of more adventures to come. Perhaps it’s a reminder that even as the old year fades away, the threads of life weave onward, linking moments, memories, and dreams.
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  4. New Year's Eve in Sydney and an Ampersand Cushion sounds like the perfect blend of festive excitement and cozy comfort! The vibrant celebrations in Sydney are legendary, and pairing that with a stylish Ampersand Cushion would create an unforgettable ambiance. Whether you're watching the fireworks light up the sky or lounging with loved ones, this combo promises a memorable night. Plus, it's great to know you can find such unique decor options for any occasion. Liposuction before and after could make the night perfect.


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