The love for our chaotic and adorable family pets and love of crafts and creativity that runs through the family culminated in these handmade, unique, customised cushions of pet portraits, and as with so many ‘kitchen table’ ideas, the cushions were a big hit with our family and friends and then the word quickly spreading. Each cushion is created by replicating the portraits of your pet’s photograph with a patchwork applique technique using various different woven and printed fabrics on a variety of coloured and textured backgrounds, and finished with an eye-catching coloured zip to match the patchwork portrait.
Award winning designer Grace Hancock the owner of Cushy Paws, graduated in 2016 with a First Class Honours degree in Textiles and Innovation Design at Loughborough University. Grace was selected to exhibit at New Designers and won the New Designers Romo award for Innovation in design and colour 2016, she is now pursuing her dream running her own business as head designer and artist.
Recently, Grace has taken her work in a different direction by exploring different animals within her patchwork portrait designs. All created using the same technique, she has explored different colour combinations and animal portraits resulting in one off, bespoke artwork.
Each patchwork portrait will have a variety of different materials and colours, often reflecting the tones of your pet(s) as well as other colours to compliment and brighten the look and feel of the design.
The unique style and technique that makes cushy paws stand out.
I am so excited to share with you all the NEW floral collection, inspired by a local florists amazing work, Leanne from Paeonia Floral in Leek and the bouquets she puts together and the inspiring arrangements. Before starting this collection I asked Leanne if I could use her florals as my inspiration for a new Read more about NEW Floral Collection and Mother’s Day release[…]
Next month I will be exhibiting Cushy Paws at the amazing Spring Fair… but this year with a twist… it will be virtual. Due to Covid-19 our 2020 event has been postponed to September 2021 but they didn’t want us to miss out, so they are holder a virtual event from the comfort of your Read more about Spring Fair @ Home[…]
Mother’s Day Floral Collection So it has been a while since I have written a post so bare with me. We have a few NEW products to add to the list and one of those is our BRAND NEW floral collection. https://cushypaws.co.uk/product-category/animal-cards/mothers-day-florals/ I decided to create a collection of flowers to celebrate Mother’s Day this Read more about Floral Collection.[…]
I am super chuffed to be selected to exhibit in the Three Counties Open Art Exhibition for the second year running. My artwork piece of Nala the Giraffe has been selected and will be on show from 26th July 2019- 26th August 2019. Please go and have a look at all of the other artist Read more about Three Counties Open Art Exhibition 2019[…]
Newcastle- Under- Lyme based Cushy Paws gets a Twitter Boost from Theo Paphitis. A Newcastle- Under-Lyme based firm has received a business boost from Retail Entrepreneur Theo Paphitis. Last week, Grace Hancock, owner of Cushy Paws, tweeted Theo about her business during ‘Small Business Sunday’ and was one of six weekly winners to gain a retweet by Theo to his 500,000 Twitter followers. The Read more about SBS Winner- Theo Paphitis Twitter boost.[…]
Cushy Paws are now part of a community of other market traders/ stall holders/ artisan artists all bought together by Pedddle www.pedddle.com Pedddle, formally known as ‘My Artisan Markets’ was created as a base for everyone to find the perfect market to visit or attend. It is designed to help stall holders find new markets Read more about Pedddle[…]
Our NEW highland cow collection has been so popular that our first set has already sold out. The next set is now available to buy online. Each artwork is an original textiles piece and has all been handmade by our Cushy Paws designer Grace Hancock. A few of the Highland cow canvases will be making Read more about Highland Cow Collection[…]
My first ever Country fair at Chatsworth country fair 2018 at the end of August this year. Chatsworth was a great experience for my first big craft show and an amazing setting in the countryside of Bakewell. I had a stand in the Eden Crafts tent along with a number of other craft stalls, the Read more about Chatsworth Country Fair 2018[…]
In July I entered three of my Cushy Paws artwork pieces into The Three Counties Open Art Exhibition 2018, and I was lucky enough to have one of them selected to be exhibited in their exhibition over the summer months. The piece that was selected (image below) was a brand new piece that I had Read more about The Three Counties Open Art Exhibition 2018[…]
Cushy Paws have donated one of their most popular artwork pieces from the highland cow collection to the Douglas Macmillan silent auction for their annual ball on Friday 5th October 2018. This artwork piece has been designed to fit in with the colour of the Dougie Mac logo and to try and raise as much Read more about Dougie Mac silent auction[…]