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Sunday, 1 July 2012

Cushions, table and crochet.



I'm sitting in Daisy testing out the wireless connection for the computer and it is working so visitors will be pleased about that!

Following on from the green patchwork quilt  here I had 2 squares left over so this week they have been made up into 2 cushions to match and they are destined for Daisy to liven up the interior a bit.
Of course the white patch in the middle looked like it could do with a Quirky House to finish it off!

The backs are calico fabric and my favourite and quickest envelope style back.

I didn't have a proper cushion to put into one of them so it is a sort of filling from something else that I had so that was squished in (not as fat and plumpy but does the job) Daisy looks more cheery all ready! Why do caravans nearly always have beige/brown interiors. I'm itiching to paint everything white but need to get myself into a mind set to do it as I know I will get half way through and think, why on earth didn't I listen to Head Honcho when he said it looks OK as it is. (but once again what does he know, he's looking at it through a blokes eyes..... sorry if any blokes are reading! :0D )

We had a joint project this week. HH put aside some bits that he thought I might be interested in from the shed

I did have a photo of all the bits, well, in bits but it seems to have disapeared....anyway...the bottom and leg are from a lampstand and the top is from an old table which HH dismantled. He had to insert a rod down the leg as it was the only way to keep the table top on, so the top does have a nut on it (no, not me ;0p)  which I hope wont spoil it to much.

2 coats of primer and 2 top coats later. Now I have to think what to do with it......HH is no help, he says your on your own there as he's done his bit! Maybe decoupage/painted something/mosaic.....who knows.....if you have any good ideas do let me know.

It is good as a prop table instead of my freezer tho


The kettle (ebay of course!) matches the quilt/cushions perfectly. There was a lush looking pink one but I wasn't allowed that one :0(  so you can see a sort of greeny theme going on here for Daisy......but of course it might all change :0D

Did a bit more crocheting which I hope to finish for next week.
Told you the table made a good prop!!

Party Links;
http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.flamingotoes.com/
http://sewmanyways.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/sew%20darn%20crafty
http://www.homemakeronadime.com/
http://www.kammyskorner.com/
http://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com
http://www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.co.uk/

23 comments:

  1. Loving those cushions and agree caravans are so beige. What a transformation for the table so much better

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  2. The house cushions are lovely - very bright and colourful.

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  3. The cushions are fabulous with their lovely quirky houses, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with that table.

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  4. How about paper piecing like papier mache but with pretty patterned papers. I saw a giant giraffe being paper pieced once at the papercrafts show at the NEC and it looked brilliant! Very clever to come up with the idea of putting everything together and I love your cushions with the quirky houses :-)

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  5. Love the two cushions,especially the houses in the middle!The table looks great too.

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  6. I would decoupage it in the same greeny yellow colours as the patchwork! But then, that's me! The colours are so pretty and vibrant - so cheerful! And don't we all need cheering up at the moment with this rotten weather. xx

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  7. I love the cushions and love the fact that you have added the houses. Great detail. Even if it is beige you are obviously able to brighten it up with accessories!

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  8. I love your blog although I am a bit confused. Is daisy a caravan? Love the monkeys, the bunnies, the houses, and everything.

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  9. Love the colours you have chosen for the cushions and love the detail of the houses. I think decoupage would be great on the table!

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  10. I think I would mosaic it, maybe with a picture of a house or a caravan, lots of bright coloured tiles :) tho i guess it depends what you'll do with after and whether you need it to be flat?

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  11. You have been busy. The cushions are really pretty and cheerful. The houses are a great addition. Your upcycled table looks amazing and has obviously come in useful. Have a crafty week. Ali x

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  12. These cushions are lovely, I love the mix of bright colours and the little houses add just the perfect touch of poetry. Really nice.

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  13. love the cushions! they are sure to liven up Daisy :)

    with a name like daisy, she certainly shouldn't be beige - fresh white sounds much better! I know what you mean though, i tend to go gung ho into these kind of projects and then wish half way through that i'd never started... DIY always takes longer than you think its going to i find! x

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  14. love what you did with the lamp stand and the table top, its amazing how stuff we throw in the shed can be transformed

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  15. OMG! I have just dribbled on my keyboard at the sight of this wonderful quilt! You have a great quilting talent!

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  16. Beautiful cushions, love the colours and hasn't the table scrubbed up well? I'm intrigued with the crochet! It looks like it may have a quilted feel to it! To answer your question, the silk paper seems fairly strong although it has weaker areas where you have more 'glue' and less fibres. I'm wondering whether to do a bit of origami with it to turn it into a tea light holder.

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  17. I love the quirky houses in the cushion centers, they will look great in Daisy. Table looks great re vamped, could always paint a quirky house on it!

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  18. Beautiful, beauttiflul cushions. So bright and cheery too

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  19. Great cushions, love the centre house. The table looks great, I think I'd keep it white and put a round place-mat in the centre.....made by you of course and it must have a quirky house in the design :o)

    Jan x

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  20. lovely cushions! I agree the house really finishes it off in the middle. Bet Daisy is feeling a lot happier now :)

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  21. Those cushions are gorgeous and I love the green kettle.

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  22. I love, love your cushions! Beautiful work!

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  23. Love the cushions, so pretty and colorful! The table came out great too and I would try the mosaic because it would help with the height of the nut on top and be beautiful. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great week.

    Michelle

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