I’ve now given the cushion to its recipient (aka. it’s probably being sat on by a cat…) so I can show pictures of the finished thing!
This is what it was intended to look like; it’s a cross-stitch pattern from GlueyBluey on Etsy. I admit that even when I’ve got a pattern to follow, I still play fast and loose with everything; I chose different blues, changed the template wording, did it in my own time…
But hey ho, what’s the fun of crafting if you just follow the pattern? (It drives my partner mad when I’m cooking, I admit…)
So these were the in-progress shots:
And this is finished!
I used some of my space fabric for the sides and back, and just did a simple overlap for the back pocket. It’s worked really well!
I think the cats approve, but it’s always hard to tell. They sniffed it, anyhow.
I got blindsided by a friend’s birthday earlier in the week; entirely my bad as I haven’t been well and wasn’t keeping track, but it was frustrating as I wanted to do something special. So, a very quick sampler!
I’m annoyed at it as it hasn’t turned out exactly how I wanted, and if I had given myself more time I would have done a full stitched one, but obviously the creator can see all the flaws, blah blah… I’ll see what the recipient thinks of it today anyhow!
And as an extra – aren’t these two cute?! The new kitten (not mine!) has definitely sorted everything out!
I’m sewing again! I got some beautiful fabrics back in 2018 from The Spinning Weal in Clevedon, and I hadn’t yet got round to doing anything with them. Well, I finally pulled out my patterns, and I’m making two things – a skirt out of the solar system, and a space dress. I managed to lay out everything and then cut it all, so the next stage is to start sewing…
(And yes, the skirt has pockets. The dress might do if I can work out how to put them in, because POCKETS!)
Unfortunately I didn’t take a picture of the solar system fabric, but it’s awesome.
I’ve got enough space fabric left that I could make another skirt, or I could potentially use it for my Dr Who cushion…which, thanks to a day spent sewing while listening to family talk, is progressing quite fast!