Sunday, 1 May 2011

Cushions galore and a bit more ..lol

HI Every one :)
ooo what a glorious weekend we have been having :) a lovely start to May today toooo ... sun has been out all day but has been a wee bit breezy but I have been in doors playing with my sewing machine and getting the finishes finished yipppeee :)
as you can probably tell from the title I've made some cushions ..lol and I've really enjoyed getting out the fabric and notions and having FUN ...lol 
I was asked where I had got my daisy fabric from and it was from www.sunflowercornerquilting.co.uk not sure if they are still trading as I went to a huge quilt show at the Malvern show ground a few years back and got oodles of fabric from there which I am using now ..... I knew it would all come in useful hehehehe.
I have also finished two of the three boxes I had totally, again thanks to LynnB's instructions , AND there's more heheheh .... I've finished one of my official UFO's  the amazing grace biscornu stitched with the threadgather's silk on silkweaver fabric soooo with out further ado here is the photo with them all on and done :)
close up of the UFO finished 



All this weekends finishing :)
I am soooo pleased with how they have all turned out not bad for a beginner hehehe :)
I was asked as well how long I kept the fabric in the tea and coffee solutions ... well to be honest I was watching the Royal Wedding sooo I think it was about 30 mins each time .. I just kept nipping in and checking if the colour was about right ..lol 
Herbal tea dye
the Herbal one was Tesco's own herbal berries tea looked fantastic while it was in there ... but once taken out and rinsed clear it came out a very pale pink but it is a nice colour even so :)
If I have shown you these next bits before blame it on the sunshine we have been having heheheh .. but here is my scissor fob from Sandra  it is soooo cute with the wee mouse on it :) 


from sandra to me 
back of fob
made by me :)
 OOO yes Sally I got the boxes from my craft shop "the craft box" which is about 5 mins from me in the car .....they were £9.99 or there about's for the three boxes ..... and finally I did some other cards last week which I forgot to put up DOH !!! so ta da ..lol
After all  the excitement I think I shall just go into the craft room and go eeekkkkk a bombs dropped in it hahahahah .... I am such a messy worker when messing around with fabric and such like .. I need more working and cutting out space than I have got at the moment as I have to spill out into the kitchen when doing stuff ..... ho hum keep me out of mischief for a few hours sorting it all back into the correct place it should be ..lol 
so I think this is it for today's waffling .. the kettle is going on and I shall be daintily sipping while deciding what next to do .. any suggestions ???
happy stitching and squeak to you all soon .. hope you all enjoy the rest of your bank holiday 
happy stitching love mouse xxxx

26 comments:

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Great job on all your wonderful projects.
Enjoyed seeing all of them.

Pete's Pixie said...

Love the pillows and boxes they look fabulous! Keep the sewing machine out so you can do my cushions for me .... or maybe you ought to put it away because who knows when they'll be ready to make up rofl! Hugs, Ally xxx

Susieq said...

Love the finished finishes. I don't sew, so I envy anyone who does.

Ruth said...

Lovely finishes, well done on them all and I love the biscornu finish.

Lesleyanne said...

WOW your cushions are gorgeous. I love them all! I keep saying I'm going to have a go but haven't yet maybe one day.

Nancy said...

Such lovely finishes! I really love that biscornu!

Don't worry about making a mess in your craft room, creative minds rarely are neat!

Patty C. said...

The finished items displayed look FANTASTIC !!!!! You can not possibly be a beginner

Karen said...

You have been busy! What a great array of finishes... especially love the biscornu.

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, you've been busy. Everything looks wonderful, especially your cards. Amazing!!

blueladie said...

Your finishes are beautiful. Love them. You are so creative, I know you will think of something to start next. :) Cathryn

Val said...

Lovely work Mouse ... as for the dying - I really must have a go as I have lots of plain fabby so will make a start and see what happens .. once you take it out of the dye solution, do you then rinse it and then let it dry or what ??
Val x

Alisa said...

Wonderful finishes Mouse! The cards are very creative!!

Niina said...

Oooh! WOW! Please send me some finishing mojo please!

DJ said...

Goodness me, Miss Mouse! You have been a very busy Mouse!! Just look at those hand dyed fabrics? My goodness they are wonderful! And the cards? So creative and lovely! And your stitching is just AMAZING!! I love the way you've finished off your pillows, boxes and biscornu! I need to make my way there and take some lessons! I'll bring along my tons of finishes. We're all agreed...I need HELP (in more ways than one! LOL) I watched a wee bit of the wedding myself, wasn't Catherine a beautiful bride? *Hugs*

Mylene said...

A very productive weekend and all looks beautiful. Great job!

Denise said...

oh my goodness! What creativity - I love each and every one! The trims justset everything off. Job well done - I'd say!

Parsley said...

Have I told you that you are an enabler?! ;-) Love all the stitchy projects. Yummy!

"pappi puikoissa" said...

Oh, wonderful finishes they are!

What a releaf to hear about that exchange! I don't remember, what I wrote to you, but that red thing is a dishcloth (I have made same kind of dishcloths to my friends, and I've noticed everybody couldn't tell what it is :D)

Petites xxx et Cie ! Mon petit coin de Paradis said...

Love all your cushions & boxes!
Bisxxx

Sally said...

Oooh Mouse you have been busy and all your finishes are gorgeous!

Sari said...

You have really been busy. Nice finishes!!

TinaTx said...

You had a busy weekend! All your finishes look wonderful!

Nancy in IL said...

Ooooo, good for you, Mouse! All the finishing of the finishes are just lovely - your work is so clean and precise. I can't get enough - I need you here at my house, Mouse, LOL! I have a pile of unfinished finishes. The only thing I've done with my new machine is zigzag edges of fabbie. The fob you received is oh, so sweet too! And, oh my, your talents are not limited to stitching and sewing - the cards are so beautiful also. I get such inspiration looking at all you do so well. It's always a treat!

Beth said...

Lovely stitching - I envy you your accomplished "finishing" skills - I'm totally lacking in that department!

Kate said...

WOW - you have been very busy. All the finishes are gorgeous - am I inspired? - yes, but will I be as productive - doubt it!

Heather's Stitching Story said...

Oh wow I love your finishes! You have been very busy and I bet you wore out a pack of needles in the process! :-)