It has four small ribbon ties as a closure on the back. Prettyful!
I also made EC this cushion out of a Fat Cat fabric which I picked up a few years ago up at my favourite event of the year The Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate. I'll no doubt have lots to tell you about that later in the year.
I'd been meaning to make a cushion out of this fabric for ages.
I made little tie closures out of the leftover scraps of fabric.
It was a bit fiddly to do but they look ok.
I pretty much had the sewing bug after making these two, so I thought I'd make myself a couple for the sofa. Obviously, mine had to be made out of red-and-white gingham because I just adore red-and-white gingham.
NB: My relationship with gingham, especially red-and-white gingham has been a lifelong passion and I'm afraid to say that I don't think it'll be ending any time soon, even though it clashes horribly with my current (fuscia) curtains. I can live with it, in fact I love the fact that they don't match. Who wants homogenous?
I just love how the striped patchwork cushion turned out.
They look quite happy together, don't they?
It took ages to find the right fabric for the applique, and I fiddled around with it for ages before I was happy with it, but I think that it's really lovely.
I even made button holes and added buttons on this one. I liked it so much that I just had to make another one to go with it.
The applique butterflies were very fiddly to sew, but I'm pleased with the result.
Again, I made button holes and added buttons, which I think makes them look quite professional.
A 21st Birthday Scrabble Cushion!
I made buttonholes and used buttons as a closure for this one, too. It gives a nice clean finish and looks suprisingly masculine on this particular cushion.
I decided that YC also needed a chunky and masculine blanket to snuggle up in when he's snoozing on the sofa, so I made him this lovely crochet blanket.
It's made from Patons 'Big Fab' Super Chunky 100% Acrylic yarn in cream. I chose acrylic yarn as it washes well and dries quickly - this has to be a good choice with three cats in the house!
I used a 10mm hook and worked a continuous basic Granny Square for 30 rows, then worked two rows of Double Crochet as an edging before adding a large tassel to each corner. It worked up really quickly but it wasn't the easiest yarn to crochet with and my poor hands ached for days afterwards.
It's a very substantial blanket, though and It also goes perfectly with the Scrabble cushion.
I now have so many ideas for cushions that I aren't quite sure which one to start with! In any case I really will have to try and finish some of my 'unfinished' projects before moving on to anything else. Even so, I'm so addicted to cushions at the moment that I'm sure I'll be posting about new cushions very soon!