Saturday, 2 July 2011

Hmmm not quite right.

Well my little  crafting buddies here is something that didn't go to plan!
This was going to be a cushion cover to put on my bed. The red is handstitched on doubled over material.
What looks like lots of creases is my attempt at free stitching on the sewing machine!
I think where I went wrong is that it should have some wadding inbetween the material so that it's more puffy (IYSWIM) and maybe the stitching would have stood out better. The thing is I really enjoyed doing the free stitching so was really disappointed that it is a flop! It's going to be put away for the winter where I will have more time to hum and ha over it and see if it can be salvaged.

I recently won these mags on a giveaway. How nice was that. They are from The Balancing Kiwi who's blog I frequent.  It was nice to sit down with a cuppa and have a browse and see what others are upto in the sewing world and how cute is that puffin. So thanks again for them.


  1. Your redwork is very nice, and I like the looks of those stitching mags. Enjoy your time looking at them.

  2. The stitching looks lovely to me, why not have it as a centre piece for a quilt or something if you dont want to have it as a cushion?

  3. If you don't want it, I'll take it.....just sayin', lol!

  4. Well it looks great to me - and I kind of like the texture.

  5. I know it's probably not the look you were going for but I quite like the textured feel of the fabric. I love how the red sits on the white background.