Ukulele cushions by Ivy Arch

Continuing the theme of ukulele appliqué (as seen on these tote bags), I've designed and made a range of ukulele cushions. They're all cut from original 50s, 60s and 70s fabrics and each has a ukulele motif appliquéd on the front in a contrasting material. My favourite is the 1950s green atomic leaf pattern cushion with a pink polka dot uke. They're available to buy online now from my Etsy shop. No ukulele lover's home is complete without one!

Teville Gate Dive

Worthing Gateway
The sight that greets you as you arrive at Worthing Railway Station is the derelict Teville Gate Shopping Centre. This area has been in decline for years and now stands empty, shops boarded up, a series of squalid walkways and weedy car parking spaces - it's not even a Parkour hotspot. For years rumours have circulated about ambitious redevelopment plans for the 'Gateway to Worthing' with numerous planning applications and public consultations so far resulting in nothing, not even a simple concrete ramp to get you and your shopping trolley or pushchair over the difficult steps at the other side of the dingy footpath under the multi-storey car park.
  Watching BBC Two's gripping series The Secret History of Our Streets leaves me to wonder that Worthing's town planners too have an active policy of degeneration for this prime location in the heart of our town.
Teville Gate Worthing
Worthing walkway
Worthing Gateway subway