Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Can I just.........

bask in my own admiration for a moment?
I've blogged about my (lack of) sewing skills before. Self taught and impatience do not go well together when sewing anything at all. But that is changing. I finally have the sewing love. So it hasn't hit as hard as the crochet love did when I finally got "it", but it has hit none the less. And what caused this change? This urge to pull out the machine before the hooks or yarns? 
Why, this little cushion:



See, straight lines. Right angles. Neat edges. Amazing. Not like my usual sewing technique at all. Usually it's just dash the pieces together and keep sewing and trimming, sewing and trimming, until the thing is at best functional if not the neatest or prettiest of things. But this lovely cushion has changed all that. I made the cushion and then was inspired to cover my whole lovely old rocking chair, blogged about here after I found it in a car boot sale for £2.91!

From this:


To this:


With a few scraps from the remnants box in the local fabric store and a Rosali Cath Kidston at Ikea duvet set. The greatest compliment was when each and every person who has seen it so far has asked where I bought it and how much I paid! See, I sewed something that doesn't look like I sewed it. A true reflection of how well I did. And no loose ends, or mis-shaped seams. Now let's just hope I can remember that patience is a virtue when it comes to sewing. And I won't tell how I unpicked the first line of squares when the right angles went astray......

More to show on this theme but for now I hear my Suzie (sewing machine) calling. Oh and I have a hooky WIP to share soon too........ And I've not forgotten that I was going to show you the other crafty thing I have been learning......
Busy, busy, busy, oh why do I have to work all weekend?
See you soon.

-x-

8 comments:

The Barefoot Crofter said...

So gorgeous - big pat on the back for that one Becks. xxx

Shell said...

Well done, that looks gorgeous.

Patchwork is on my list of things to do as well...just need to fit it in somewhere.

xxxx

Daisie said...

I just love it when people ask where I bought the things I've made. Well done you, very chic! x

Joxy said...

Oooh that is so lovely. I still haven't braved my seewing maching yet. I really must, cos that cushion and covers for the chair are lurvely!

Pippa said...

Well done!! Rocking chair is really beautiful, I'm not surprised people comment on it. And I love that cushion, all my favourite colours and patterns!

Up until 2008, I had very little interest in sewing, I'd made a few curtains, out of necessity, rather than any love of sewing and I loathed all forms of hand-sewing. After Min was born and a few long-running 'family problems' had been ironed out, I just felt more creative and I really miss it if I haven't done any sewing for a few days. Looking forward to seeing what else you make. xxxxxxxx

Devonmama said...

Ooo I love it! x

Louise said...

Oh the cushion cover is beautiful, and the chair looks lovely, congrats!

LesleyA said...

Becks, it is absolutely gorgeous. I would be so proud if I had made that x