I have started making something and I have pictures - unheard of for me to show things that are not finished but there you go a new, and hopefully improved, me for 2011.
So I have started making a cushion I saw made on a Channel 4 (in the U.K.) program with my heroine in it - Kirsty Allsop. Now Kirsty makes a few programs, mainly ones about buying the perfect house for people who are searching for them, but last year and this year she got to make THE MOST incredible hand-made things with experts who taught her. Oh sometimes I wish I was her, okay let's be honest most times I wish I was her because she gets to do these incredible things. Anyway this year one of the things she learned to do was make a handmade cushion and you can see how she does it right here. Anyway my version of is isn't completely hand made because I got out my sewing machine after I had purchased the fabric for the backing and the Charm Pack that went with it. I am too new at this to think I can choose fabrics randomly (all photos are clickable to make bigger IF YOU MUST). Anyway this was the fabric I chose because I know that the person I am making this for likes autumnal colours (which I don't much):
The Charmpack is called Awesome (well any idiot (including me) can see
that from the darn package) and the backing came from
the same collection by Moda
Then I thought oh I want to put at least one heart on it too so
I went to trusty eBay and bought myself these Heart Stencils so now
I'm all set and ready to go.
Well I stitched the four pieces of the Charm pack that I had chosen together
with one of my cut out hearts. Now I didn't exactly get it perfect when
stitching the four pieces together but figured oh that's okay I have
the heart to hide it. Then I made the fatal mistake of thinking I could
stitch the heart on using my sewing machine and what a mess of it I made
so I had to start again
And being the darn perfectionist (I know this doesn't have to be
perfect but it does for me) it came our great and
now I am stitching the hearts on by hand and will show you
what I have made later on in the week.
So until then I will leave you with ...
Lots of Love Patricia xxx
American by birth and MOUTH