Wednesday, 17 December 2014

A new cushion for Christmas

I know I should be busy in the kitchen at this time of year, but instead I've been busy with wool felt applique.



I saw this idea on Instagram and just had to have a go myself. Three Owls had seen some cushions for sale at Crate and Barrel in USA, and thought she could make some herself. When she posted photos of what she'd made, I thought I could make one myself too. The top cushion is made by Three Owls, and the bottom one is from Crate and Barrel.

I do have a bit of a stash of wool felt. And I have two gorgeous cards purchased purely because of the decorations.



I didn't want to make my cushion an exact copy, so I changed it up a bit by adding Gingerbread men and lights on one of the trees.





I've still got to turn this into a cushion yet, but I'm hoping my mum will help with that during the holidays. She'd be disappointed if I didn't arrive with my hand luggage full of half finished projects just needing her magic touch.


13 comments:

Oops-Lah said...

Those cushions are so cute! I like your extra touch of the ginger bread man. And I had to laugh about your comment that your mum would be disappointed if you didn't bring a suitcase full of half finished projects. Reminded me of the days I would put all my mending on a heap waiting for my mum when she came once a year from the other side of the world ;)!

Lorraine said...

OMG, turned out fantastic and I know your Mom is going to be delighted to help with finishing!

margaret said...

what a lovely cushion the gingerbread men look so at home very cute and you will enjoy finishing it with your Mum the gingerbread men look so much at home there, maybe I need to start a collection of wool felt, mind you I have masses of wool tops and an embellishing machine so maybe I could /should make my own or maybe not

magistra said...

Your cushion is adorable! I like the details you added. Magistra13 at yahoo dot com
Beth

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Adorable! I love the gingerbread men addition to make it your own.
That's what hand luggage is for – sewing projects and books, right?

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Too cute for words! I love your new blog header too :)

LA Paylor said...

so happy! And fun to make I'll bet. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

Afton Warrick said...

Gosh! That is too cute.

JanineMarie said...

Your version of the cushion is adorable with those happy little gingerbread men. (I took a look at your instagram pictures the other day. Lots of delicious holiday treats there--especially those needlepoint gingerbread houses.

Raewyn said...

Very cute - and completely irresistible! Enjoy your Mum's magic touch!

Maryse said...

Very cute! I love this!

Ruth said...

Love the gingerbread men! Looks really cute!

Sarah said...

Really like your cushion. Both yours and Three Owls are much nicer than the commercial version.