So alongside buttons and Russian dolls, I also love elephants (and owls and cute little mushrooms and cats and and and)
So here we go, yet another felt cushion for your perusal.
I started by choosing my materials…
…but as per usual I completely and utterly changed my mind when it actually came to starting on the “piece”. Oh God, I can’t call these things I’m making “pieces” – it sounds so unbearably…overblown for what basically amounts to me sewing bits of stuff onto other bits of stuff.
I decided on a herd of pachyderms stampeding across the front of the cushion.
Using a basic running stitch in the same colour as the background felt, I attached the elephants onto the cushion.
BLANKET STITCH around the edges before stuffing. I’m actually getting a tiny bit better at it. Hope springs eternal.
Aw, I’m pretty pleased with this one. Would be nice for a babies room (minus the choking eye buttons of course)
In other news.
Look what I bought!
It was only after a grim fight to the death for 45 minutes just to get a bobbin wound correctly; that I remembered why I hate sewing machines.
So…I am going to try my hardest to love this new addition, and to get him to love me too – much in the manner of Eliot leaving a trail of M&M’s for ET I am going to go very slowly and not frighten him by…I dunno, actually trying to make anything more complicated than a zigzag edging…
I’m sure high jinx will ensue.
Hello! And if you’ve followed a link from my Party Spanner blog, Hello again!
I’ve decided to start a new place to put my craft projects, and here it is.
I’m currently obsessed with making felt cushions and have a number of other projects in the pipeline. I get bored quite easily, so it’s likely that each cushion I make will be a one off.
Most of the things I am making at the moment are destined to be Christmas gifts, so in addition to the felt craft there will definitely be some flavoured booze coming up (Christmas pudding flavoured vodka anyone?) and whatever else takes my fancy.
I hope you’ll enjoy my silly things.