Friday, 4 September 2009

It's no good if your not happy with it!

And I wasn't! But I am now!
I'm talking about the cushion cover. It was too large and baggy in the last post so I've altered it and now it is much better. It fits nice and tightly, pulling the fabric flatter. I am happy with it now.
This is the back.

Yes, that's much better.
This is my first attempt at bunting. It's been hanging around (no pun intended) half finished on my sewing table for weeks and weeks.

It was waiting for some wide cotton tape, but as I live out in the sticks, shopping trips are few and far between. Then when I did get to the nearest haberdashery shop, they didn't have any! AAAARGH!!!
Anyway it's finished now and hanging in the kitchen.
We've just had our annual 2 weeks holiday, which was spent here in Blighty travelling around visiting relatives. As you know I am extremely organised, so 30 seconds before we departed on our 4 hour car journey I grabbed some wool left over from my granny blanket, a hook, and a pair of scissors and hastily stuffed them into the foot well of the car.

As I said, being so organised (not) I had no idea what I was going to make, but being a real panic pants in the car (you really wouldn't want to travel with me) I need something to keep me occupied and stop me cringing every time a lorry pulls level with us.
I decided I'd have a go at some squares like Lucy's at Attic24 that are crocheted together as you go, removing the need to sew them all together at the end. Only being soooo organised I had no idea of Lucy's pattern. Anyway I'm rather chuffed to say that I worked out my own pattern. ( well I did have an uninterrupted 4 hours)
I also feel obliged to tell you, that I've never done so much frogging in my life before either!!!
( I can hear you laughing!)
Not quite sure how far this project will get but for the moment I'm enjoying it, and it's costing me nothing.
Love Fi x


Pink Feather Paradise said...

I am glad you are happier with the redo on your cushion... it looks really lovely, and the bunting is beautiful... if you can get the crochet big enough it would be a lovely colour co-ordinated cushion to go with your blanket...

hope you had a good 2 week trip around all and sundry...

x Alex

Annie said...

Love the cushion but loved it first time round, the ribbon on the back finishes it off beautifully.
Ann x

Thecraftytrundler said...

i love the round cushion too!! It's sooooo pretty, and love the ribbon on the back!!
The blanket looks fab, love those colours!! I want to start one, but need to complete the one I'm doing now first!! What wool do you use, or is it from your stash?
THE BUNTING IS ADORABLE TOO !!! All this inspiration!!!

Sharon xx

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I love all the thiongs that you have just made. Gorgeous cushion and bunting!
Isabelle x

noelle said...

Hi, the cushion is lovely and so is the bunting, have thought about making bunting myself, but thats it just thought about it!! please come over and join in my giveaway. x xnoelle

karen said...

I love, love, love that cushion I'm really gonna have to buy that book.
That bunting look's georgous too One day I'll find myself some of that georgeous linen to play with.


BT said...

How busy you have been. I love your cushions on the chair, they look so pretty. I have never crocheted so have always knitted squares. Your pattern looks lovely and the colours are super too, they go together so well. I do hope you enjoyed your holiday. Where did you go in the UK? Or have you just gone?? lol.

Maggie Ann said...

My first rocker cover was little squares like you are crocheting. We called them 'granny squares' My Aunt taught me how to crochet them...similar to yours...mine were edged in black. I thought I'd hung the moon!

Serenata said...

The bunting is lovely, it must look so cheerful in your kitchen.

Glad you are finished with take two of your cushion! ;-) Sometimes it pays to redo something.

Looking forward to seeing the end result of your crochet blanket

Rubyred said...

Love all of your makes, so pretty, especially the cushion! Glad you're pleased with it now!
Rachel x

tania said...

I love the colours you are using, can't wait to see the finished project

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Lovely round cushion, bunting and what a fab. choice of colours for your granny blanket.
You have been busy, like a busy bee!
But all your hard work, has paid off, beautifully!


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The Weaver of Grass said...

Hi Fiona - there is a new Australian blog which I think might interest you - it is called Among the Gum Trees and is going to give away various designs - thought you might like to know about it.

Linen and Roses Boutique said...

The crochet is looking lovely. I really like the colour combination you have chosen.

Anonymous said...

love the bunting. It has spurred me on to finish my own project or re-using old embroidered table cloths and runners.....

PeregrineBlue said...

drooling over that round pillow. you make such prestty things.