Monday, 29 April 2013

Sweet Birdie Cushion


Monday's are my busiest, it being my main cleaning day of the week.  But this morning as I sat among the chaos of toys, dolls and lego with the laundry baskets piled high with clothes waiting to be put away, I just was not ready to face it.  Out of the corner of my eye i spotted some fabric that for days has been willing me to use it.  So deciding that the mess would still be here tomorrow, I decided to have a quiet crafting day to myself.

I bought this lovely birdie material in Ikea a few months ago and i must say that I'm totally in love with it.  I needed it to cover a couple of stools that have seen some better days but I bought more than enough for the intended job.  I'm always in need of new cushion covers with all the pets that are in this house.  So decision made, all housework can wait!!

Mitred corners have daunted me and I've often found that written instructions for them in books can be quite confusing.  But I was determined that I was going to conquer them.  This I did not quite manage to do.  More of a gentle nudge than conquering!  It may be a little on the wonky side and I need to use a point maker on the corners but all the same I'm proud of this first attempt of mine.  And it's robust enough to be able to survive the battering that cushions take in this house.  It will probably be thrown straight on the floor by the kids when they come home so that they can sit on it while playing the xbox.



In other news, my pile of granny squares is rapidly growing.  I've already reached half way -  out of 35 out of  70 finished.  When I say finished, I'm not including weaving in the ends.  With the last blanket I found that the overall finish was better when I weaved the ends after the squares were all crocheted together.  Even though I was dreading the thought of all those ends, it turned out to be quite therapeutic.  I put on my latest audible book on my phone and mindlessly weaved in the ends slowly.  Better get back to more crocheting if I'm to have it ready for the campervan in the summer.

Rosie xx

5 comments:

  1. It's great to learn new skill isn't it, I'm really wanting to learn to meme my own bias binding, you've done a great job! (Beats housework too!) :) x

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  2. Lovely fabric and the pile of granny squares is looking great! xx

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  3. I love your cushion, I need a trip to Ikea! Your granny squares are looking good too! You certainly seem to be making faster progress than me xx

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  4. That cushion looks rather smart!

    I know exactly what you mean about sometimes needing craft to compensate for all the mundane stuff we have to do :)

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  5. Hi Rosie, lovely to catch up on your posts as i've had a little break. Your cushion looks lovely, I love red check. Well done you for having a crafty day, I need to get back into the swing of things very soon as I have not done enough crafting lately and crafting makes me sooooo happy! Karen x

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