Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Nothing new under the sun

I thought my Tapa cushion was terribly clever and original.  But no, a wee internet search turns up several cushions using this desing.  Meh.  At least I'm original in South Pacific-ising it, huh?
Found the perfect buttons to fasten it in my local haberdasher's.  Not a great pic of the buttons but good look at my carpet.  Support New Zealand's "strong wool" industry, buy only 100% wool carpet!

Seems I'm not the only one suffering from Great Minds Think Alike Syndrome, check out this from Vogue Knitting winter 09/10, and Fontana 1960-something:

Have they got a time machine?  That is surely the same model. 

I'd knit for him.


  1. What perfect tapa-cushion buttons!

    Mmm... I see Vogue's source of inspiration too. At least Fontana could do evenly spaced buttons!

  2. Bwahahaha -that made me laugh! I'd knit for him too :) Great sleuthing there, Sherlock!

    Those buttons are very cool!