Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cushions and other stuff

I have been busy sewing towards Christmas ... there is a real feeling of freedom when one actually ticks of all projects.
Cushions give great scope to the imagination, the cushion designs all emanated from my own head, which does go to show I do have some creative ability initiative.   
Recently a tutorial I watched from HGTV Forum gave clear directions as to foundation piecing, and as the subject to be made was a Christmas tree, I gave it a go ... three times.  These trees are an excellent beginning to foundation piecing, though I have done a little before, with much trepidation.
Last year I made two cute pincushions and had it in my mind to make another.  Two days of searching through the far too many magazines I have was successful ... the magazine in question was right under my nose; I must have put it aside knowing I would make another 'lady pincushion'.  These are simple to make out of small pieces of fabric; the only real requisite being doll's hair.
At the moment I have no pressing sewing ... Yay!!


Anonymous said...

Shirley what beautiful projects you have been sewing,i must have a go at those trees ,well done.xx

Karen's Korner said...

I love those cushions especially the dog with cute bow. Great gifts for some lucky person.

Ondrea said...

Love the cushions Shirl! THose foundation pieced trees are cute. Love the colours.

Nanna Chel said...

Everything is just so lovely, Shirley. You are indeed creative! I love that doll pincushion. My oldest granddaughter would love one of those. She would have to hide it from her little sister at this stage though. :-)

susan nieuwoudt said...

Wow those pillows are just lovely. And also great to say that you dont have pressing projects. I have lost count of all my projects still to do.

Liz said...

I love the Doll pincushion.very cute. All your cushions are lovely.Very clever foundation piecing