Thursday, January 10, 2013

My creative space...

It's all about clouds and rainbows!
 
A good friend of mine shared recently that she was pregnant with number 3 which is all very exciting since it means I get to play with small babies again without having to go through that whole irritating pregnancy issue!
 
It also means some sewing was in order and since she seems to be heading down the hot air balloon/clouds/rainbow bunting decorating theme for the nursery I thought I'd try and whip up a cloudy cushion!

I just hand drew a cloudy shape on baking paper, pinned it to my two pieces of fabric, cut, sewed and stuffed!
 
I think next time the cloudy curves need to be more defined and bigger in general but for a half hour project it turned out ok.


I also managed to finish the rainbow colours on my crochet granny stripe blanket.  This is one of Lucy's patterns and I got the idea of merging the colours from The Crafty Mummy.  I spent last night doing what I thought would be a nice edge on it but looked at it again this morning and undid it all.  It was too fine and intricate and for such a heavy blanket so I think I might just granny treble around the whole edge in a creamy white for a couple of rows.  The colours speak for themselves so I don't want anything fancy on the edge.
 





9 comments:

  1. Love the cloud cushions... especially the bunting cloud! It will look fantastic with the rainbow blanket! Love it :)

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  2. The blanket is absolutely stunning! I've seen the one at the Crafty Mummy and now after finding your post, I feel even more inspired to have a go at making one:)

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  3. I love your cloud cushion, and the fabric you used! If your friend is doing the hot air balloon thing, she or you may like to make this : http://oliverands.com/liesl-and-co-patterns/OLV-LC002WS-D.html - I've got the pattern myself and am about to give it a go for my friend who is expecting a little boy in Autumn. It looks fiddly but fun! :-)

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  4. wow, love the cushion and the blanket too!

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  5. I really like how the colours merge into each other, and the cloud looks great.

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  6. oh the cloud cushion is a dream and well, your hooking prowess just blows me a away!! lovely lovely lovely!!

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  7. I love your cloud cushion and your rainbow blankey is stunning!

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  8. Oh you are a clever clogs lady friend. Your clouds are simply gorgeous. And that rug is unreal, I love it! xo

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