Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pepper Stitches Mix Tape Cushion.


Pepper Stitches is the very clever person who did this embroidered cushion of a Mix Tape which I have been meaning to put up here ever since I saw it (ages ago now). I love this so much. Firstly because it is a really good design but also the great nostalgia for mix tapes it brings back. For anyone old enough to remember mix tapes were incredibly laborious and sometimes as you waited with your finger over pause for a song to end you wished there was an easier way of bringing together your choice songs. But as we realise now, that was the whole point - it was a labor of love. For the music or for the person we were making the tape for. That's what made them special and a really great way to say, as Pepper illustrates "I Like You". I guess that has been lost with the ipod - convenient and compact as they are. And the itunes store in their own kind of cleverness makes it hard to deliver your choice of songs to someone else in any kind of comparable way. A bit sad. I definitely miss the slow thoughtful process of the mix tape....

PS This clever design is available free to download from the Pepper Stitches blog along with several other great patterns here.

6 comments:

Minnado said...

What a great cushion. I remeber mix tapes and the thrill of having a boy do a tape for you. They carried layers of meaning. You have made me comeover all nostalgic.

Miss Snow said...

Love it!

SueT said...

I remember the mix tape you made for me before I went travelling overseas all those years (decades) ago. Side one had 'daytime' songs on it and side two had 'night time' ones. It was my favourite tape for ages until it went missing after my flatemate in London used our flat for a short film he was making at the time. I suspect one of the crew or extras took it.

Getrealmommy said...

Great point! I never thought of it that way. One of the gifts I treasured most from my husband was a mix tape that he made for me when we first started dating (in 1992!) I loved it so much for the very reason that I knew it took a lot of time and thought and he did that all for me....

SueT said...

And don't forget the 'get down' tapes we made for our 21st birthdays. We made three mix tapes for my party and then you used them a few weeks later for yours. I think I might have one of them somewhere - time to go hunting. If I find any I'll bring them over. Am loving all this nostalgia.

KERRY said...

Love love love it! Have a great weekend :)