I've been busy lately designing and making cushion covers. An idea popped into my head one evening and before I knew it I was surrounded by fabric, cutting out shapes and piecing them together. One of my initial sketches included a scene featuring a dog in a garden, standing next to a shed with some flowers in the foreground. One I had cut shapes from fabric and laid them out I couldn't help but think it looked too messy so I simplified the design and came up with this;
How cute are the little dogs?!
Anyway, I loved this design so much that I want it to feature in more of my work. As you may know I do many other crafts besides sewing and find zipped pouches/bags really useful to store my bits and pieces in. I made myself one to keep my knitting notions tidy.
I can't help but love the red. It's bold and bright, perfect for summer.
Another cushion cover I made was one just for myself. I thought personalised covers would be a nice touch and made a 'N' one as my name is Nicola. I tried to keep the design feminine and added machine embroidery details to soften the harsh shape of the 'N'.
Today's cushion design is a pretty patchwork cover. I appliqued hearts onto each square with bondaweb and then used a tight zig zag stitch all around the edges. I really like this cushion and have cut out squares and hearts in other fabric combos to make more.
So what else has been happening lately? Well I finally finished another WIP! I'm doing quite well this year finishing off various projects. In my last post I spoke of my first ever evenweave cross stitch, well I finished it and I'm thrilled to bits with it. I turned it into a little cushion for my rocking chair. It really is going to be something I treasure forever.
I hope all my UK followers had a lovely bank holiday and enjoyed the sun shine. What are you working on at the moment? I would love to see
Until my next post, take care xx