Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tuesday sTitchWITs..and more UFOs finished..

Dawn and I were creative again today, it was make a cushion day. Dawn wanted to make a retro caravan cushion and here it is, I reckon that's a damned good effort even if she did spend half the day giggling at the wonky windows! I think it all adds to the homemade charm of it...

UFOs tackled today by me.......

This rooster cross stitch has been hanging around for far too long, I wasn't sure what to do with it. Then I saw an idea online where cross stitch hoops had been used as frames! So I thought now there's a great idea....and so I can now cross this off the list!

 This piece of fabric, I picked up at and Op Shop, became a throw, I love the colours. The trim was bought for another project but I had other plans for that, so it was used here instead...
This was tapestry style cushion cover, again found ages ago and I got the handles for next to nothing from an Op Shop. I knew that they would become a bag eventually and today it finally happened..

I kept it real simple, sewed across the corners to make a gusset....

....even lined it........

The handles had a bar that slipped through an added fold of fabric sewn in the seam between the front and lining....I'm rather pleased with this as it turned out exactly as I imagined it would...

I had to make a cushion too, I didn't want to miss out on all the fun, but I made this last night, I even put a zip in! Had to lie down after all that excitement I tell ya!

The trim I used above was originally meant for this lovely fabric, it was to be a throw. But I changed my mind and turned it into a curtain for the back door downstairs. It has a fleece lining on the back and I will need to recycle some curtain rufflette before I finish this properly!

So another productive day and I can see the bottom of my UFO box!!

ta ra for now chucks!


  1. OMG you are a superstar! My house is one enormous half finished project... I am totally inspired to actually finish something now! The bag is pretty fab - and I LOOOOOVE your friend's caravan cushion! Sarah xxx

  2. Wooooooooooow!! you did lots and lots!!! I will have my trainer wheels on when I finally get to turn up on a Tuesday. So be gentle with me now!!

  3. good morning or afternoon? im hosting a bloghop on tuesday's and will love if you join...is nice to share with others...thank you if you do...the lord love friendship

  4. You have been busy! The cats and the wonky caravan cushions are masterpieces, love the Mexican-style material of your throw, too. x

  5. I wish I lived beside you - I would love your sewing days - you get so much done and it's fun to do it with other people! LOVE the cushion.

  6. Thank you ladies! I love spending time with friends being creative, and you're right you can get heaps done :D


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