Hamanica , a small craft collective in Nicaragua. I love it! I originally bought it for our terrace, but typical me, never measured to see if it would fit. Alas, unless I wanted to hang it across the kitchen door it wasn't going to work. So it's found a home under the little cherry tree, and as it happens this has worked out very nicely because from here I can still chat to whoever is sitting in the shade of the terrace or up by the quince tree , or I can be anti-social (usually am) and face out to the view of the valley and the Chartreuse ... although I'll probably be snoozing in minutes...
Anyways, my new hammock required suitably comfy (but pretty) new cushions so over the Easter weekend I rummaged around the house for some fabrics to recycle and found a vintage hand embroidered table runner in a drawer in the guestroom. I've no idea where it came from but probably my Mum-in-law gave to me with a bundle of other vintage things. I usually shy away from cutting up perfectly good vintage pieces but as it was hiding in a drawer unloved and rather frumpy looking I don't feel too guilty :)
I teamed it up with a fabric remnant I bought in a Grenoble interior's shop a few years back and some old white Irish linen given to me by my neighbour in Ireland back in the 1990's (when vintage was still called "second-hand")
So I cut them up, appliqued a little, sewed on some velvet ribbons and hey presto, some perfectly cute vintage pillows for my summer afternoon siestas :)