Sunday, 8 September 2013

Scrappy heart cushion and a new addition to the family.

Ever wondered what to do with all those small bits of left over fabric? So did I, until I hit on the idea of making these.....

 Lots of little bits of leftovers from other projects, not big enough to do a scrappy quilt (or rather too much like hard work!)  but big enough for this project.  Carefully cut and then pieced together and placed  on iron-on vilene to hold them together, before they were sew onto the backing fabric making some hearts, which then turned into this....
yep, another cushion cover! I initially was going to hand embroider around the hearts, but, why have an embroidery machine if you don't use it, and, which will get the job done in a fraction of the time!

Yet another one to add my growing collection! The background fabric is calico squares that were also odds and ends of left overs.

Now for something completely different.....a little addition to our family.....Teddy.
He is a little Yorkshire Terrier, so friendly and cuddly. Nikki is getting used to not being the only child!
Not to be outdone here she is in her go-bag (we don't really carry her about, it just has all the doggie paraphernalia for when we are out and about)
Nikki's thoughts;
anything you can sit in, I can sit in better......hang on this is a blue bag, I'm a girl, I want a pink (or red) one. Hmmm... if I get that little squirt to dirty it up a bit maybe muv will make me a bag more in keeping with my status......or.... I could look in the doggie catalogue for a super duper, shiny one.
And while I'm thinking, what about the cheek of him chewing my toys (disgusting) and my sticks there wont be any left at this rate, still if there is a wet puddle on the floor he will get the blame (now there's a plan, although I am rather a lady now, and, why do it inside when there is a great big piece of green stuff outside) Muv reckons she has lost a couple of 1b's chasing around after him, she should be pleased as she's always moaning she needs to lose a bit around the tummy!
I guess he is kinda cute so he will probably be a keeper.....and it is more fun with two of you chasing a ball. Hey, I can hear the chink of my dinner bowl (which IS pink) best get there before squirt does.......laters....

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  1. I love your cushion cover and Teddy is adorable!

  2. Your dogs are both so cute. To be honest I am a little bit jealous. I love your heart cushion. So clever.

  3. That cushion is wonderful! I love it. And Teddy? Too cute for words x

  4. Loving the cushion:) great use of scraps, Vicky

  5. Well what a wonderful addition to your family. Teddy looks a sweetheart!

  6. The cushion cover is fab and the doggie very sweet!

  7. I love the pillows but the little dogies are the cutest! What a joy to have them.

  8. I love the heart cushion -what nice fabrics and the doggie is just adorable!

  9. Teddy looks so cute :)

    Great use for scraps - I can never bear to part with any bits of fabrics I love

  10. What a brilliant way of using up scrap fabric. I'll have to try it.

    Teddy is SO sweet !!!! And so Nikki doesn't get jealous, she's SO adorable too.... xx

  11. I'm in love with your cushion, your wonderfully appealing quirky style shines through, you've made me really want to make one of my own now! :)

    awww your new little pup is adorable, i'm sure you'll find Nikki will love her new doggie companion in no time, that's what we found with ours when my brother's dog came for a long stay - they're the best of friends now and i'm worried about him being sad when he goes! x

  12. I love your use of all those tiny scraps of material. I just knew I was keeping mine for something!! Teddy is a cutie and I'm with Nikki a new bag is required asap!!!
    Hugs Mrs A.

  13. I think the hearts look very stiking on the cushion cover, and what a great way to use up some scraps. Just so Nikki doesn't feel left out I love both your dogs!

  14. I love both of your pretty pillows! What a great idea....and sweet sweet puppies!

  15. The cushion looks fabulous, the hearts are sweet, hmm maybe there's room for another cushion on my bed...
    In a Pickle

  16. Your heart cushion is completely gorgeous!

  17. LOVE the cushion!! Sooo pretty!

  18. I really really like the hearts on the pillow! And those puppies are adorable! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

  19. Hi Penelope. I love the pillow. Well done!!! Thanks for linking it up. Inspirational!

  20. You did a great job with perfect would this be for Valentine's Day? This would be great to link up to Create It Thursday #19…hope you'll join us!

  21. That cushion is stunning, great idea for tiny scrappy bits. Cute dogalogs too! :-)

  22. I'm in awe of folks that can sew, making something from bits and pieces. Love the heart pillow.

  23. So pretty cushion!I Love the pics of the sweet dogs, too!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  24. Your hearts cushion is seriously gorgeous, as is your latest addition to your household! Don't know which is the cutest! xCathy

  25. The hearts are adorable! Nice job! Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty.

  26. the cushion is fab, love those hearts. I wanted to pin it :0(