Monday, May 23, 2011

Cushion Swap

So I finished my cushion for Punky & Me's Cushion Swap, yay! then like Lauren from Lozalicious suffered some severe cushion swap performance anxiety: my simple cushion seemed a little plain Jane compared to the beauties some people have created: perhaps to make myself feel better I shall describe the style of cushion as 'understated simplicity'?!

I wanted to make a snuggly colourful winter cushion with a men's shirt back and totally from the stash: I had a knitted strip made with a lovely variegated yarn which I sandwiched between some dusky pink corduroy, et volia!  Made for Jacinta who turned out to be a fellow corduroy fan!
Cushion Swap: Shirt Back
Men's shirt back: cant wait to make more cushion backs like this!

Cushion Swap
Snuggly winter cushion with knitted front.

Received my amazing cushion in the post today: I LOVE it!!
Made by knitgirl66 from all pre-loved fabrics: and I totally love the green brown orange 70s hues: just my thing!! Currently residing on my tan recliner looking very much at home! Thank you knitgirl66: it is gorgeous!!
My received Cushion!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

My Creative Space: Owlie

Well this creativity in my creative space is from a couple of weeks ago: I made some 'Happy Goodbye' presents for the kiddies of my 2 of my dear work friends as I was leaving my old work for a new job and adventure in my life, hence I created a new gift giving occasion: 'Happy Goodbye!'
For more creative spaces curated by kootoyoo head over to Our Creative Spaces.

I had wanted to make the Bernina Sewing Republic Snuggly Owl Softie Pattern created by Ashley from Make it and Love It as it looked so darn cute!

I made one change, omitting the red strip so it was a flatter softie (primarily so it was easier for me to make it!) I used thrifted and reclaimed fabrics from our stash inlcuding a soft purple polar fleece for the back & the stripe was from a knit dress I thrifted.

Cutting out the pieces

Owlie!! too-whit too-whoo...

Owlies: too wit! too woo!
Owlie plus friend ready for their new pals

I seriously want to make more of them: they are so cute and the colour, fabric and print combination possibilities are endless! Thanks to Ashley from Make it and Love it for her amazing talent & creativity and her awesome pattern!!

Flea Market Finds: May

At last I am belatedly posting some of my recent(ish) thrifted finds. Playing along this week with Apron Thrift Girl Thrift Share Monday and Her Library Adventures Flea Market Finds

Thrifted Goodness
Assorted thrifted manchester and fabics goodies: old and new sheets, Hello Kitty bath mat, woollen fabric, tea towel, polished cotten, linen remnants, etc, etc.

New shoes
Pretty thrifted $2 flats: scarely worn (by the previous owner that is: these are my new fave shoes!)

Thrifted Pink Plastic Tot
Pink Plastic Tote: how could I resist! Hope to put a knitting project in it (when I get a knitting project that is!)

70s Bath Towel
Cant get enough 1970s floral bath towels.
 I do love my opshopping: I think it must time to organise another trip to Wynnum/Manly, armed with my nanna trolley, very very soon.

Hoping everyone has delightful wonderful serendipitous thrifting!! xx
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