Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Feeling deflated

Feeling deflated?

It's been a rather flat beginning to the summer holidays I have found myself confined to the house with a poorly girl. Yesterday this was combined with a not-poorly-climbing-the-walls-boy who I happily sent off to nursery today. This left me with a quiet house and a child lying forlornly on the sofa all day watching tv. Suddenly from no where I am presented with some time to sew.


I've been meaning to make something from this gorgeous Jessica Jones fabric since it arrived and this gum drop pillow by Amy Butler seemed perfect. I've had the pattern for years and the one I previously made is looking rather sad and overused. Actually it's probably the most used pieces of sewing I have done.


So for the first time in a very long while, I managed to complete a whole sewing project in one day. Quite an achievement given I usually manage to string them out for weeks if not months. The pillow is pretty straight forward to make, I had a few joining issues where all the panels came together, but I think this was down to me not really paying attention. Slip-stitching a bulging cushion closed was a bit challenging too. But very satisfying when it was all done.


Doing something creative has taken the edge of my cabin fever a little, and set me thinking about some new Amy Butler fabric which I will share with you tomorrow.

13 comments:

  1. It looks great and very comfy :) I love the colours of that fabric

    Katy
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  2. It looks lovely - beautiful colours. I have just made a Farmer's Wife square with some of your lovely fabric - will be blogging about it this week - and have been pondering and arranging the rest!

    Pomona x

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  3. Great pillow! Hope the wee lass is better soon :-)

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  4. I love it, a great shape and lovely fabric. I bet it would look lovely with different colour panels too.

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  5. Oooo, that thing is FUN!

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  6. That is so lovely, and the fabric really works so well on that. How great to make such a large, statement piece! Hope health is restored down there in Brighton.

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  7. Gorgeous fabric! Hope your daughter is feeling better.x

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  8. thanks all for your lovely comments :)

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  9. That must have taking a ton of stuffing! Looks fabulous! Funny how the summer holidays can be a little bitter sweet. Everyone so desperate for the rest but dynamics change and children are often under the weather with of all the excitement and rushing about of the long summer term. Hope normal holiday service is resumed soon for you all

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