Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Liberty Cushion and WIP's

I bought this fabric a few weeks ago now and I had meant to get cracking and make a cushion with it.  

Each time I got it out I didn't have the heart to cut into it as it was so precious.  It's Liberty and it's so fine and silky I thought it cruel to take scissors to it.

I gave in!

Even the scraps are a delight.


I made this for myself; it will have to live on my bed as I think I would cry if my boisterous kids got jammy hands on it in the lounge.



I'm glad I cut it now...

Have you been over to see Hookin with LaaLaa or Amanda Makes lately?  They have been airing their WIP's for all the world to see.  We all have them some more than others, and I'm also guilty of this.


Here are a few of mine, some almost there, some barely started.



A bit of a hexie theme going on here in three different sizes!


 


Help is at hand!


Lynda said "We can make the last Sunday of each month our UFO show and tell day. If you haven't finished an item, it doesn't matter, you can show your progress. The idea is that it gives us all a kick up the bum to get these lovely items completed."

Pop over and join in if you need a little nudge along.
 
~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~ 

28 comments:

Gem said...

I think it is a great idea, I have already told Lynda I will be joining, I'm sure James will be pleased, I think he gets slightly frustrated with the fact that I have started so many projects and not yet finsihed one of them, whoops!!! xxx

Bethany said...

Are Liberty prints just as costly over there? I'd love to try it, but it's a wee bit out of the price range to not have an idea for it... But I hear such good things I might splurge :)

Amanda Makes said...

Love your cushion chick! So glad you're joining in with the WIPs! Can't wait to see those hexies in all their glory. I'm ready to go with the fabric swap but can't get hold of my partner. Any ideas? Loads of love, Amanda xxxxxxxx

Miss Pixie said...

The cushion looks great! I am so far quite good and have only 1 unfinished project but that is because I don't have what I need to finish it :)

Katy
x

Rae said...

You and Laalaa have made me feel much better about myself today as I have got WIPs too... in fact I really need to write a WIP List - not a lot gets done in my life unless it is on a List (with a capital L!)

Adore your Librty cushion, definitely agree with keeping it in your bedroom

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Lovely cushion, no wonder you want to keep it for yourself, I would too!
You have made me feel better re the WIPs, I have a few so will have to take some piccies and 'fess.

faith76 said...

Liking the cushion - I agree it should be kept in your room x I like having lots of WIPs because if I'm bored with one I can hop to the next xxxx

Leah x

qwiksave said...

All very pretty as usual Kandi. I wouldn't be able to keep things clean in our house so I can sympathise. Great idea to have a WIP club for motivation.

B............... said...

Love the cushion chick, even in my bedroom it would get grubby............bloody kids get everywhere ;o)

B xxx

Pootle said...

Lovely cushion Lisa. My WIP's seem to all be going on in my head at the moment! lol. x

xx home bird xx said...

Beautiful cushion, the fabric is gorgeous. You seem to be able to whip things up in no time at all, I aspire to be as competent as you one day. I only got my sewing machine at the beginning of the year and am a complete novice. I've made half an apron and loads of little lavender bags!
Nicki xx (www.the-home-bird.blogspot.com)

Sandie said...

Love the Liberty cushion.
Brilliant idea for the UFO support group!

Sandie xx

Josie-Mary said...

What a great idea! I have 2 crochet blankets just waiting to be finished. Some lovely patchwork there :) x

crafts@home said...

What a beautiful cushion, liberty print fabric is so wonderful to use, isn't it :)
I'm sure I can find an wip every month!!!!! although it might encourage me to get some finished :)
Sue Xxx

Melinda said...

Love the cushion the fabrics are so pretty. And I'm loving the other projects too, I've got so many of my own to finish too. I keep seeing all the pretty little crochet squares everywhere I think I might have to start some of those too, it's a sickness I can't help it.

Lucy said...

Definitely have to chack out the UFO support group! Loving the look of the little embroidered house thingy :)

That picture of the bench with your gorgeous cushions and the book and cup of tea looks absolutely idyllic - but I can imagine the boys running about andpunching each other or something just out of shot! :) xx

project_goddess said...

LOVE this cushion. I. Must. Not. Start. ANOTHER. Cushion. Just. Yet. !!!

clare said...

Morning Lisa xx

Just want to say a massive thank you for my birthday swap goodies...love them all xx Hugs Clare xx

Danielle said...

wow! love the liberty cushion, love the hexies and love love love the crochet flowers!!!!

delia hornbook said...

Wow you have so many lovely makes on the go at the moment. Love the Liberty cushion its a beauty. Enjoy all your projects, dee x

Rosie said...

That's a really good idea but I'd need a tipper truck to bring mine! I love your patchwork bits in the basket. I wouldn't bother finishing that one it looks lovely just as it is! X

Kerri said...

I love your cushions Lisa they are gorgeous! might have to get my kit out over the weekend and have a peek! Your crocheted flowers are adorable! Busy girl! xx

Rosa-Munda said...

I love your Liberty print cushion. I bought some charm squares from Etsy recently but can't bear to cut into them yet.

Heather and I have completed our fabric swap this week and I have just written a posting. Thank you for organising this - it was very enjoyable! Ros x

Dinki Dots said...

Just to let you know, I've just nominated you for an award on my blog :o)

hart44 said...

Love your cushion Kandi :) I have some unfinished projects but thats because I don't have the time lol. I admire how you get so much done :) and love following your makes, not always commenting but I am still with you lol
Sue xx

Barrijayne said...

Wow! Love the cushions, so pretty! xx

Alex said...

Your hexie tins always make me smile. Just so pretty and pleasing to look at.

And the cushion! Wowzer. I don't think I'd have been able to chop up fabric that beautiful.

Cindy N. said...

I love Liberty Fabric. Its next to impossible to find in Alberta, Canada. I did find some in New York when I was there and haven't cut into it yet. Where did you find yours?