Thursday, 5 December 2013

Art Gallery Cushion.

Ok, so I haven't made a cushion fit for a gallery, but I have made one with some Art Gallery Fabrics. (Carnaby Street by Art Gallery Fabrics) 

I have just finished it this morning, complete with binding, which I have never done before...
I did curve the corners but next time I would curve them even more. 

....and a zip centre back.
I googled how to insert piping on a cushion and also how to insert zips.
So now it's soooooo easy when you know how. The house will be coming down with piped and zipped cushions.

But alas it's not a happy ending...........

I need to introduce this ^ 

to this ^


Monday, 2 December 2013

Evan's Quilt.

I got my small quilt finished and delivered to little Evan, a very special patient who has been in the ward I work in for over 9 months.

The good news is that he is possibly being discharged home this week. This is obviously absolutely fantastic for him and his family, but we will miss him so much from the ward. He is such character, and full of personality with lots of smiles, and frowns, and staring matches, and trying to talk going on all day long. Our wee sweetheart.

I kept adding a few borders around the original layout which brought it up to quite a decent sized cot quilt.
It was washed and tumbled before I gave it to Evan's mum Jenny.
I think she liked it. She's into patchwork, and crafts, and knits a lot. She is responsible for my lovely sheep that I have in the car....

I have had such a busy week, with absolutely no sewing done at all. My daughter Beth turned 18 on Thursday, so we had a big party for her in the house on Friday night.
I have only just recovered this morning I think. Last week was spent organising things and worrying about it, and the weekend was spent tidying and cleaning, and sleeping it off. 
There was also an epic visit to the bottle bank with all the empties.

So party weekend over, it's time to start Christmas shopping.
When will I ever sew again?
Well I might try an hour later on..