Birds on a wire

This is my other pillow that I completed yesterday. I actually got the idea from a colleague.  I hunted down some bird templates from the Internet and resized them.

once again the material has been gifted to me. The main beige colour is a lovely soft chenille. It’s the first time I have properly used the motif stitch using my sewing machine. I researched how to use it properly and gained some technique advise. The wire that the birds are on is another interest stitch from my machine.  I am really pleased with it. It isn’t a standard size, so I will have to make my own pillow insert.

i think I will make a few more of these maybe using different variations of colour.

Hope you like it 🙂

Complete

I even made my own trim!

I even made my own trim!

Reverse of pillow

This is macie, my British shorthair helping out with measuring the fabric. She's good like that ;)

This is macie, my British shorthair helping out with measuring the fabric. She’s good like that 😉

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xxx Campervan Pillow xxx

I have had quite a productive weekend 🙂

i started one pillow last week which I finished today and have also created this cute campervan pillow. My inspiration came from a magazine I brought with loads of crafty ideas in it. I have adapted it so it suits a pillow.  It also gave me a chance to use up some small material pieces that I have been hanging on to.

The striped boarder is some Laura Ashley linen that was gifted to me. I think it edges the motif a treat! I love this pillow, hope you do too xxx

Campervan pieces all cut up

Completed pillow

Christmas has come early ?

I am soooooo excited 🙂

A friend of mine who has connections in fabric places has gifted me heaps off material ! Now, when she text me to say that she had a big full I wasn’t expecting the amazing collection and selection of what was in the bag.

I emptied the bag out on the floor as soon as I got home to check out my treasure. Feeling like a child at Christmas (one of those Christmases when you get more than you ever dreamed of) I was in sheer delight with my stash.

There are so many wonderful colours, patterns and fabrics that I can’t wait to give them a new lease of life. I better put my thinking cap on! More pillows I suspect 😉

Thank you Mandy ❤

What a collection :)

What a collection 🙂

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And sew it begins….

I couldn’t wait to get home from work today and give my sewing machine a running! After a quick 2 minute practice, I jumped right in and made a pillow. I wish I could say it was all plain sailing, but it had its moments. I think I was rushing and trying to run before I could walk.

Sewing in a straight line was tough enough, then at the final assembly stage, I discovered I had a piece of material the wrong way around and had to unpick it!

Slow and steady wins the race. However, I’m liking my latest creation 🙂 xxx hope you like it too.

A Puurrrfect finish :)

Ta-dah !! Finally after many interruptions and some long hours sewing, I have completed my pussy cats door stop. Although I have not weighted it, so I’m not sure if it will be used as a doorstop or not.

I loved seeing this project grow and it was great when I finally got around to assembling it today

The material was sourced from various places. Some I had in stock and some is recycled shirts I brought from a car boot sale. The jewels are some costume earrings I purchased in a sale. I do enjoy using reclaimed materials and turning them into something. It’s amazing how far an old shirt can go. The patterns can be quite interesting and the also come with buttons.

hope you like it ….

Pillow full of Love <3 xxx

So.. Whilst I am wrestling with my crochet squares, I thought I should keep the blog updated with some projects that have been completed.

My refreshed love of making things came about last year after I found myself collecting things that I knew I could eventually make something with.  Not knowing at the time what I wanted to make.  My sister gave me some material and there came my idea of cushions.  Having made cushions as a teenager before,  I set too with my needle and thread.

I created a pretty set of three cushions all made from the same materials.  Some of it is new material, the gingham is an old summer school dress I brought from a car boot sale.  The red is a set of old cotton napkins I brought from a charity shop!

I love the reverse of this cushion, It is brought together by buttons with a ribbon hoop,  finsished off with another ribbon bow for decoration (the cute red ribbon bows are from christmas cracker decorations, I am obsessed with deconstructing things for the possible ‘makey makey’ factor as it is know in my house!)

I must say, the reverse of my cushions seem to be where I find myself putting in a lot of detail. I feel the back is just as important as the front.

This pillow was my first use of ‘interfacing webbing’.  I didnt know what I was asking for in the haberdashery shop.  My opening line to the lady in the shop was “I need some of that stuff you iron on material that stops it from fraying” She laughed, but was most helpful and explained to me how to use it.  I have been back many a time since with more bizarre requests for stuff I dont know about!

This pillow is 1 of 3, I shall put the others on soon

Thanks for taking the time to look 🙂

xxx