Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Finishing Old Makes

This last week after bragging that my heavy intake of Echinacea tea is the reason why I have not had cold this year, fortune bit me on the bum and gave me this awful cold that is doing the rounds. I feel like crap and my lungs are burning from coughing. To keep me occupied I have been busy sewing, isn't sewing or any crafting great for keeping the mind busy and the problems at bay at least for a while?

Back in September I was looking for some crafty stuff that I could take on holiday without needing my sewing machine. I settled for learning to crochet and a tin of little hexies. I sat and connected them all together with tiny little stitches until my fingers actually bled. I can't work with a thimble at all and have since been advised by Jane that masking tape works a treat, and it does! So fast forward a good 6 weeks and I have actually taken the front panel and turned it into a cushion.



I attached some little hexies to the back of the cusion and made some piping for the edges, with a row of hexies, they look like pixie bunting all folded up:


Here it is a little wonky but I love it:




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34 comments:

LaaLaa said...

That's gorgeous, Kandi! Really lovely. I'm scared of hexies! xx

Clara said...

Beautiful especially with the little Matryoshka peeking out on front!

Sarah said...

So pretty xx

Jackie said...

Your cushion is beautiful and worth the wait!! Hope you are feeling better soon. Take care and keep warm. I prescribe endless crafting until you are better. xxx

Bethany said...

That's really pretty! It makes me want to try hexies. I haven't before because of all the hand sewing--I can't use a thimble either! So I'll have to give it a go with the masking tape--thanks for the tip :)
xo,
Bethany

CraftyHelen said...

Well done - it looks amazing. I do hope that you're feeling better soon. My lot seem to be sharing a cold at the moment. It's going around all of us, one by one. Stay warm and put your feet up.xx

Alex said...

Oh that's lovely! I especially like the russian doll face and the cute birdies but the whole thing is just beautiful. Do the hexies take long to make?

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

wow you are clever! I could never concentrate for long enough to complete what you have acheived! Great tip re the masking tape, I did a cross stitch until my finger bled too!

Hope you feel better soon, sod the echinachea I've had a flu and pneumonia jab! LOL! Seriously though, you need to keep an eye on a bad cough!

PepPop said...

I wouldn't have a clue where to start with this so I'll admire your genius. Stunning and I love the one with the doll's face. Jaqui x

jane p said...

I'm so happy I helped save your fingers! :)
That doll's face on one of the hexies is a gem!

Lucy said...

Wow- it's beautiful, tyou've done a god job with the piping and it really finishes it off.

Thanks for the crochet advice, you and Alex are right - we do these things for 'fun' so silly to get worked up over them! I'm totally taking my crochet on hols with me next week!

Pene said...

love it love it love it!!The little dolls face and the birdies are so cute. Clever old you..
Pene x

VintageVicki said...

That is gorgeous - love the doll face peaking out from all the pattern.

Both boys have had yucky colds - I am trying hard to avoid catching it.

Vintage Vixen said...

Love the way the Russian doll stands out against the rest. I used to make patchwork as a little girl, I'm sorely tempted to start again if the weather continues to be as miserable as it has been today. xxx

Florrie said...

That's one gorgeous cushion, there must have been millions of hand stitches involved, but it was certainly worth it......beautiful.
Hope you're feeling better soon, it's said a drop of the hard stuff kills off most bugs, but then you wouldn't have a clear head for crafting,lol.
florrie x

Jacquie said...

Wow Kandi , it's lovely .That russian doll face is so adorable too. Love the colours you used and the way you finished it off.
Jacquie x

emma bear forever said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous !!!
It's so cheerful, the kind of cushion that everytime you see it, it will bring a smile to your face. Well done on completing it so quickly.
Justine x

qwiksave said...

The wonkiness you see is just another part of its charm. You just can't beat homemade! Well done on yet another pretty project. Hope you feel better soon. x

Dana said...

lovely make, wondered what it would be when you started it. you've inspired me to finish a dress I was making for my daughter this time last year! I hope it will still fit her!

Pea Green Kitty said...

Oooh I LOVE you cushion, so vibrant and unique!
I do hope you feel better soon Kandi, Warm hugs sent your way
Kitty x

Alexandra Mason said...

Its gorgeous! I love it. Hope you feel better soon xxx

Kerry said...

Beautiful! The edging is wonderful, never thought of doing that, fiddly but worth the effort.

Serenata said...

Wow, it is great, love the piping and well finished with the zipper and hexies on the back as well.

Hope you feel better soon.

FoofandFaff said...

Wow, your cushion is gorgeous, looks really intricate. Well done on doing so much sewing by hand, it would not look that good if I went near it! :)

simplyvintage said...

Wow, that's gorgeous. Well worth the wait I'd say, you should be very proud of yourself. xxx

Khris said...

I love it...looks terrific....well done..hugs Khris

clare said...

Love it!!
Hugs Clare x

Josie-Mary said...

It's lovely, well done! :) Hope you feel better soon, this bug is a nasty one :( Take care x

POOTLE FLUMP said...

Thats beautiful Kandi. Well done! Hope your cold gets better soon. x

lucey said...

Love the cushion, hope you're soon feeling much better, Lucey xx

WoodbankCrafts said...

Amazing! :) x

Amanda said...

I LOVE it Kandi! Hexxies are tops aren't they? Do hope you're soon feeling better my dear. Take it easy! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

Victorias-Vintage said...

You have been awarded my Versatile Blogger award :) Vikki x

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dinoprincesschar said...

That is sooo pretty!! :)