Oh Christmas is over? I know. We've been away for a week at the beach, in a unit with no wifi, in a little town with very unflash internet coverage. I took the laptop with me and was full of excellent blogging intention, but I barely kept up with instagram on my phone, and knew the dodgy internet connection would just drive me a bit batty with the computer.
So, here we are on the 27th with yet more handmade Christmas goodies to share with you - all cushions, lots of pics, let's go.
I posted some XO cushions recently and had been surprised I hadn't blogged about them - I'd gone searching the blog for them so I could remind myself of their size - and that was all because I was about to make two new sets of XO cushions. This first set - all sewn from Cotton + Steel - follows the tutorial on Canoe Ridge Creations blog, with added borders to make the cushions finish at 18 inches.
These cushions have not yet been gifted - they're my Random Santa (as opposed to Secret Santa, since the results of the random name-draw are not a secret ...) pressie for my sister-in-law. They're arriving at the beach from Sydney today - and we left the beach to come home this morning - so we'll arrange to meet up at some stage for a catch-up and pressie handover.
The backs are made from two different Echino prints.
And this next set - already gifted to lovely friends + neighbours - follows the same XO tutorial, but with bigger pieces, so the XO are bigger, but the cushions still finish at 18 inches. I was very intentional with my fabric selection for these cushions - I made them to match a couple of cushions I'd made for our friends a few years ago. The Prints Charming Starbursts and black Echino cars are the same, but this time for a touch of red I've gone with Cotton + Steel lions (one of my favourite C+S prints, along with the navy arrows up above), and added the sweet Echino rabbit print on the back.
And now the third - and last - set of cushions, for my nephews. Mr C is four and loves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Apparently he most loves the red one (interesting, since I've recently made a Mr Red Turtle cushion ... what's with the red turtle getting all the love?). Mr C also loves Batman. I had the Turtle fabric already sorted, but had to ask my lovely friend Tracy for some Batman scraps.
The backgrounds for each cushion are Lizzy House 'Constellation' prints, and I framed each letter in solids - one red and one orange.
My nephew Mr A is only six months old, so really, he's getting a cushion to match in with his big brother. As the girls gave me the ok to not have to focus on the Red Turtle, I made sure to include the other three as equally as I could, so welcome to the blog blue, purple and orange turtles, one day I might even learn your names.
And since Mr A is only six months old ... I figured he wouldn't mind a little bit of Wonder Woman fabric in his cushion ... I couldn't quite stretch the Batman scraps far enough ... I'm really hoping Mr C has a bit of love in his heart for Wonder Woman, given that she's awesome and has an invisible plane and golden lasso.
I went with red Echino rabbits for the back, plus a bit of Spolight big-spot print in orange. We haven't gifted these cushions yet either - since Mr's C and A are the sons of my brother and sister-in-law who arrived at the beach today (the day we left) as mentioned above. Cross your fingers for a bit of cushion-love.
I hope your Christmas was relaxed, merry and bright and that you shared the time with people who make you happy. 'til next time xoxo cat
Love those arrow cushions, hope you had a great Christmas, all the best for 2015.ReplyDelete