A night in with the grandparents...
A popular trend in the shabby chic-inspired homes in Sweden is to copy a vintage image of, for example, angels or madonnas onto linen cushions. I decided to invite my grandparents instead.
Using the easy iron-on technique, my maternal ancestors were easily positioned on some thick linen fabric, and without any fuss then placed gently in my favourite armchair. Nestled there with a faux fur throw, they seem to enjoy being part of the everyday hustle and bustle of family life, with their great-grandchildren occasionally standing on their heads on top of them. Occupational hazard, I suppose, being sat on if you happen to have turned into a cushion in your old age.
Lisa and Helmer were not around long enough to meet their great-grandchildren, but somehow I think they are enjoying their cushioned presence in their lives now. At least I know I do.