Thursday, 15 May 2014

The mojo has returned

Finally back to crafting after almost 6mths off!! Between a craft burnout at the end of last year, full time work and a brand new puppy - i just was not feeling it at all.

The discovery of the most amazing fabric on Spoon Flower prompted me to get crafty for my neighbours upcoming 50th birthday.  I decided to make her a pair of cushion covers, but having previously been terrible at sewing, i figured it was best to have a practice run first.

So off to the fabric store!  I figured id just get myself a nice plain cotton type fabric for my trial run, that was... until i spotted this.
Then of course i wanted to up the stakes and add some decorative piping in a contrasting colour - you know, just to make the already daunting process that much easier on myself. Thankfully i pulled it off and it turned out great :)
This one has been snagged by the littler robin - Emily

Though it wasnt without issues - first i blew up the motor on my vintage husqvarna sewing machine and then went on to break a needle on mums machine soon after!

A few more practice runs with some old opshop sheets (with ready made piping) and fabric offcuts

And i was ready for the real deal.....

Two Doctor Who 16" cushions with handmade piping - now the only trick is keeping them secret until her birthday on the 22nd.  I wish i could give them to her now as i cant wait to see her face.  Sadly i couldn't give her David Tennant, so this had to do

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