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26 October 2014

ALBOTAT... a sewing kind of Sunday...

... I used the extra hour created today by the clocks going back for Autumn to sew 8 lovely new buttons onto cushions (a little job which has been on the 'to do' list for a while..)


 .. and as that little job put me in the mood for a more sewing I made this patchwork cushion.  It was a created from a batch of fabrics (and accompanying guidelines) that I bought at The Handmade Fair... spending the morning making this reminded me how much I enjoy sewing..

I bought the kit from The Vintage Twist Company who had a lovely stand at the fair, and had great ways of using the vintage fabrics they supply in their online shop (www.thevintagetwistcompany.co.uk):

.. and this is my pincushion - love this!! It was upcycled by one of my colleagues at the college... its such a cute little thing!

I'm off to find something else to sew...

x

3 comments:

  1. Love those cushions!! I bought more big needles today at a local craft fair, trying out Tunisian crochet.

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  2. I'm into sewing now too, love it. Loving the fabrics in your cushion.

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  3. Wonderful cushions Jo, the knitted ones look very cosy and the mother of pearl style buttons are amazing. The cushion you made today is a beautiful collection of fabrics which works beautifully together, thanks for sharing.

    One of the things i struggle with is piecing together material like this, i tend to stay very conservative so appreciate the picture of the stall showing all the fantastic ways to add colour and be bold :-) x

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