Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Emma's Christmas Cushion

Hello peeps, hope the weather is kind where you are. It's wet,wet,wet here !

I'm just popping by to post some pictures of the cushion I've made for my bloggy friend -Emma . The cushion is actually to sell on a stall she is having at a charity Christmas fair.

I had had great fun making this, using this pattern for the front.......



And a simple granny for the back, with what I hope looks like a star in the centre....



Once again I've used my favourite button closure method....



I made a red cushion pad to go inside as it looked much better than a white one showing through.
While I had my sewing machine out to make the pad I also made three gingham hearts to go with the red and white theme. I hope these will be popular as they make great tree decorations or just look pretty any time of year......



These things have all been made from stuff I had in my stash, except the buttons
. It feels great to put the things to use for a good cause .I'll pop these in the post for you later this week Emma.
The fair isn't till November so there is still time to join in if you want :0)



Jacquie x

24 comments:

  1. what a lovely cushions!!! right now I moved to another appartment and I am looking throught blogs to find some inspiration and your staff is so inspiring

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  2. Oh Jacquie, the cushion and hearts are gorgeous!!The red and white are so bright and fresh together! Emma will be so pleased, and for such a good cause too! Well done you!
    Rachel x

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  3. These are just beautiful. I LOVE the red! I'm sure the pillow will fetch a handsome price and do a lot of good for the cause. Great job!

    Now where is my red yarn...

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  4. I have said this before but you are oh so talented!
    I LOVE that cushion, gosh it would look fab on a the Loyd Loom chair I have in my kitchen.
    I have been doing a spot of (Very basic) kntting over the past few days just to get in some practice. I think one of my New Years resolutions will be to learn crochet!
    xx

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  5. It is gorgeous and I know for sure it is going to be so popular. The hearts are stunning, I can see a lot of fighting is going to ensue about who purchases these items...maybe an auction would have been a good idea.
    Thank you so much Jacquie, it is so kind of you and I can't tell you how grateful we all are to all who help but I am especially grateful to my bloggy friends who are taking time out their own busy lives to help :)

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  6. Such lovely cushions in that red and white color. love those little hearts...thanks for sharing
    hugs Birgit

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  7. I loooooove ur cushion! perfect for the festive season!
    kisses

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  8. Oh good work Jacquie! You've made me feel all Christmassy! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

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  9. I'm in love with your cushion! I'm not normally a big fan of red and white but it works so well. It is finished beautifully.
    x

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  10. Just STUNNING! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
    Hugs Cx

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  11. I so love these Red and White. So simple and yet so stunningly charming.

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  12. Hello! You have lovely blog and wonderful handworks! Red and white cushion and hearts look so lovely - they give inspiration for christmas!
    Best Wishes from Crete Teje

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  13. Wow the cushion is just gorgeous. I love the red and white and love how it looks like stars in the middle where you have joined them. Very effective. x

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  14. Beautiful! I love the star effect of the red border. Could be tempted to do a festive circle. axx

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  15. You've outdone yourself this time...just red and white heaven.

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous!
    I really love this.
    Wonderful post too,
    Hugs Suex

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  17. I love the combination of red & white and I love gingham - wonderful job. Makes me smile every time I look

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  18. Beautifully crocheted... Gingham never goes out of vogue. :))

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  19. Very nice! Red and white is so inviting!

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  20. I love your cushion - love red and white together! Can you please tell me more about your "favourite button closure method"? I am working on a cushion cover right now and have no idea how I'm going to join the sides up - but I love the way you've done it. Only question is, exactly HOW have you done it? Hope you can help, thanks.
    Caz :)

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  21. Great, fabulous job, Jacquie!! I love the cushion, the hearts and the meaning of it!! And the idea of a two-sided cover is so nice!
    P.S.: I´d like to know more about your button closure method as well... rsrss... because mine is always "opening" because the space between the clusters are too big...

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  22. Beautiful cushion! The red and white is really striking. I would also love to learn more about your button closure method. I haven't tried crocheting a cushion cover yet but am keen to give it a go.
    aeonie x

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