I made this wacky cushion from fabric scraps for my grandee's 4th birthday next weekend. It started off in a small way and was just going to be a small item to act as a birthday greeting, but I went on and on until I decided it could be a cushion for on her bed at story time.
Her name is embroidered under the centre piece of card. There are foxes on there, cup cakes, liquorice allsorts and lots of different spots and stripes. Most importantly of all, there is a purple patch as, like me, she adores purple.
I backed it with lime green fleece, which I quilted, so it has a nice warm, cosy, side.
A friend gave me a couple of boxes of unwanted fabric and amongst it I found a couple of the blocks below and some precut squares. It's not a colour palette I would choose, but as for the Autumn toned scarf in my previous post, I hate to waste anything, so yesterday I sewed it all together and managed to get a 5 foot square quilt top from it. It still needs backing and binding etc., but it has made quite a decent item and all for nothing!
A special friend, of one of my DDs, will be 50 next week so I made her a padded heart in lieu of a birthday card. It was made from left over small log cabin squares and I love the way it has turned out. I'm thrilled to say that she too loved it.
It is decorated with tiny buttons and lace,
and I especially love these tiny little spotty ones....
lots of dangly ribbons and charms too.
Finally, I made a Katie Morag top for a fancy dress outfit for my other Brighton grandee. It should be a knitted jumper and the one I sent to my 4 year old grandee in Germany was made from a £2 charity shop cashmere jumper, cut up and remodelled. This one I stitched up from a bargain remnant of lightweight cream fleece fabric and I saved time by machining the embroidery around the neck. It perfectly serves the purpose for fancy dress.
My DH said that she will probably end up going to school in it....... I told him that she certainly will when she dresses up as Katie Morag for World Book Day next month!!!I'm heading off down South for Brighton on Wednesday for a few days, as DD1 needs a bit of help whilst the Brighton Belles are on half term holiday. I'll be leaving DH to his own resources and it will be a long journey by coach (longer but cheaper by far than train) but I'll be doing some crafting, reading a magazine or two and relaxing before I get to have fun time with the Curly Girlies down there and I get to share the 4 year old's birthday party too. Woo hoo!! Cakes!
Keeping my fingers crossed for reasonable weather!