Sunday, 9 March 2014


Seasonally, some Solomon Island women bring brightly coloured pillows
to sell at the market. They stuff them with kapok that they have harvested.
 The locals buy them as pillows to sleep on. We bought a couple
to use the filling for some cushions.

The kapok trees grow huge.  Here's a picture of the pod that is filled
with seeds and kapok:

This is the kapok filling I put in my cushions:

Here's the finished product:

Thanks kapok tree... Very comfy cushions!


  1. Thanks Donna for the tip about making the inners bigger than the covers!

  2. i just came on to comment, and found yours! cushions look great! : ) and so interesting about the kapok!

  3. and love the new look of your blog too!

  4. Glad you like it. I had fun mucking around with it...