Sunday, 13 March 2011

Cushions and Fabric Gifts

Afternoon Ladies.

It's still a little manic in my neck of the woods, but I have made time this weekend for a little crafting.
I apologise in advance for yet another cushion, I think I have a problem; but that's my thing at the minute.

I finished this little beauty today, I love cable and it's just so detailed and right at home on my couch.

Here is where I confess; unlike the last cable cushion I made, this one didn't take me month, it took about an hour.

I cheated!

I snaffled this jumper up in the charity shop a few weeks ago and as soon as I saw it I thought cushion!

I snipped and sewed it and crocheted a row on the back to make button holes and added three Grandad buttons from my vintage button box.

I have to also show you this little beauty, I received in the post on Friday from my lovely friend Sue.

What makes this even more incredible is that Sue is sewing after having had an operation on her hand only 3 weeks ago!

Isn't she clever it's a beautiful fabric tray made with the most wonderful shabby roses fabric it's right up my street.

It has now taken pride of place on my messy shelf which is full of my favourite things, it's perfect for keeping my scattered bits and bobs in place.

Thanks again Sue xXx.

I also used it to hold my latest crochet; the softest sweetest little grannie squares for my next cushion, watch this space!

p.s. I just have to send lots of love and light to those affected by the terribe tragedy in Japan, I just can't get my head around the scale of the carnage my heart goes out to them all xXx

~ ♥ TTFN ♥ ~


Lucy said...

Cheat or not it's still lovely! Love the grandad buttons, can't wait to see the crochet one :) xx

Pink Poppy said...

Love the cushion and fabric tray Kandi, and your granny squares are fab!

emerson-j said...

great idea for cushion! it looks fab..

Bethany said...

Clever you--I thought you knitted that cushion!

daisychain said...

you might have "cheated" but it's still AMAZING and way beyond me!

LaaLaa said...

Lovely cushion honey! Can't wait to see the granny squares one. xx

Vintage Vixen said...

Absolutely fantastic make and I love your gift, too. xxx

Pene said...

Lovely cushion honey, just goes to show you don't have to be able to knit to make a great cushion ( for us non able people out there). The tray is lovely as well.
Pene xx

lemonade kitty said...

Love the cushion, the buttons look like maltesers....yum yum!! Lucey xx

Jille said...

I love this cushion. You are just so talented!
Jille x

Alexandra Mason said...

I love your cushion! and your lovely gift...I really struggled with that Prima Top pattern...the pieces didn't seem to fit together right so i just made it up, chopping bits off :) Hope you have a great week xxx

FoofandFaff said...

That tray is just gorgeous, what a great gift! :)

Alex said...

Well I don't class that as cheating at all - it's no different to making one out of a different form of fabric, is it? Plus it's gorgeous so that's the main thing!

giddynici said...

I don't think it's cheating either. You have seen the possibility in the jumper and you have gone to the effort of reworking it into a cushion. Perfect buttons to go with it too.

Lovely little tray from Sue. She is so talented. x

dinoprincesschar said...

it looks fabulous as a cushion, and i don't think it's a cheat!
and i love the little fabric tray, trying to figure out how to make one now! :)

dizzytina said...

Loving the cushion hun - loving even more that if used to be a jumper!. Sue's fabric trays are fab aren't they she is a clever little minx x x

Country Girl said...

I think there are worse problems to have than a cushion obsession!
I have the same problem myself.

hart44 said...

I love you cushion, must add I also thought you had knitted it lol but what a clever you for using an old jumper and making something nice :)
So glad you liked the tray :) it is my thing at the mo like yours is cushions lol.
Sue xx

Helga! said...

Cunning cushion!!! I love it!

Courtney said...

That that cushion! And oooh that jumper was a great find, jumper turned cushion.. that is amazing y'know! Congrats on being so ccreative & imaginative! xx