Thursday, 28 June 2012

The one where I can finally say TAH DAH

Well it's been a long time coming but I have FINALLY managed to finish something, it's not like I dont finish anything I start, it's just that I always seem to be busy making things for craft fairs/etsy etc that I don't really get chance to complete many of my projects.
So here it is, it's just a circle cushion, nothing fancy or complicated just a plain old cushion but I love it.

Okay so it could have done with a little more stuffing, but me being the impatient girl that I am, I settled for the not- so- plump look.
Not only did I manage to finish the cushion, I also managed to make a top for myself and a pair of pyjama bottoms for Mr. H.
Now anyone who knows me, knows that my sewing machine and I are not great bedfellows and in the past I have come very close to throwing my little Janome through the window, but I persevered and after a few hiccups catastrophes with the p.j bottoms (don't ask) I abandoned the instructions as they may as well have been written in Japanese and winged it, and by sheer luck I managed to make something that not only fit the extra long legged Mr. H they actually looked quite professional even if I do say so myself.

The top I made for myself is a pattern that I have used before, but even so, I didn't hold out much hope of being able to remember how to do it, but again it was pretty straightforward and was made in a couple of evenings (okay it was only supposed to take a couple of hours but who's counting?)

I even felt brave enough to customise a pattern for a top that I started last year but never got around to finishing, the shoulders were too wide and the neck too high, but not anymore (I think I had become a little scissor happy by this point and way too confident for my own good).
By the way just in case you are's still not finished!

I think I need to step away from the machine while I am on a roll, besides I find it all way too stressful and much prefer my needle and thread to be in my hand where I am more in control.

Here is a sneaky peek of the next project on my to do list, it's been on the back burner for a while but it needs my attention if it's ever going to be ready for the summer hols.

In the mean time I will leave you with this....

it's something I picked up at the car boot a couple of weeks ago and I desperately need a second it cute or have I finally gone a tiny step to far, answers on a postcard please!

: )


  1. Well I for one love the pic! Though I think my husband would say I had lost the plot :) it's retro kitsch fabulousness!!!

    Jo x

  2. Thanks Jo, yes my husband thinks exactly the same, I don't think he's realised yet that Iv'e sneaked it into the bedroom!
    Have you recovered yet from your camper experience?
    : ) X

  3. The cushion is brilliant, and the button in the middle is so sweet.

    I always admire people who can use their sewing machine to make wonderful creations; I'm still at the stage of needing advice and reassurance for every single step of a project and don't dare do anything on my own!

    The picture's a tricky one for me because although it's not my style I can recognise its kitsch appeal, and know plenty of other bloggers who would love it! I can only say, as with all the quirky things I come home with - if you love it, it's fine!