Sewing · Patterns

Appliqué Hexagon Patchwork Cushion Tutorial

Time for some patchwork - it’s been way too long since I did some patchwork so after receiving some fat quarters from The Craft Cotton Company I decided it was about time I did some! I had an idea in mind to do something with hexagon shapes but also wanted to do something a little… Continue reading Appliqué Hexagon Patchwork Cushion Tutorial

Crochet · Cushions · Patterns

Round and round in circles again with a ‘Round In Circles’ cushion

I really love my 'Round In Circles' blanket and wanted to make something else with the same stitch. After a little bit of thinking I started on making a cushion to go with my 'Going Wavy' cushion as I knew they would look really good together, especially with them both using the same colours. I… Continue reading Round and round in circles again with a ‘Round In Circles’ cushion

Crochet · Patterns

Going Wavy Again With A Crochet Wavy Cushion

I loved the texture the of the wavy stitches on my ‘Going Wavy’ blanket and decided to make a matching cushion. I wasn’t sure whether I should go for the same colour or try it in a different colour but I really liked the purple and greg combination I had used on the blanket so… Continue reading Going Wavy Again With A Crochet Wavy Cushion

Crochet · Patterns · Sewing

Another Bee Cushion Is Buzzing It’s Way From The Craft Pile

I wanted to make another Buzzing Around Corner to Corner Crochet Cushion but rather than just having the same matching front and back I decided to put a fabric back onto the crochet front piece. After having a look in my stash I found some fabric which couldn’t have been more suitable - some bee… Continue reading Another Bee Cushion Is Buzzing It’s Way From The Craft Pile

Crochet · Patterns

Buzzing About With Some Bumble Bees, Crochet Ones That Is

I wanted to make something that would be perfect for brightening up a room, and after a few sketches of corner to corner crochet pattern ideas I came up with a bumble bee design. I knew this was the one I wanted to make and what made it even better was I had all the… Continue reading Buzzing About With Some Bumble Bees, Crochet Ones That Is

Patterns · Sewing

There can never be too much love – add even more with a love cushion

  I think we could all do with a bit more love around and this cushion adds just that little bit more to a room.  Its would also be a perfect gift for Valentines day which is sneaking up on us. I received some fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and the light greys and… Continue reading There can never be too much love – add even more with a love cushion

Patchwork · Patterns · Sewing

Hedgehog Patchwork Cushion Tutorial

I wanted to make a hedgehog design on a cushion and decided that by using some patchwork triangles I could add some more texture to the cushion, and lots of triangles later and the hedgehog was completed! Think I might make another hedgehog cushion in the shape of a larger hedgehog and patchwork triangles on… Continue reading Hedgehog Patchwork Cushion Tutorial

Crochet · Patterns

In sneaks another dachshund make….dachshund corner to corner crochet cushion

After my first few crochet Dachshund makes I still had a few more I wanted to do and first out is this Corner to Corner Dachshund Cushion. The pattern for this is available in two sizes over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew

Crochet · Patterns

Crochet tumbling blocks strawberry cushion

After my tumbling blocks pineapple cushion make I had a few ideas for some other crochet fruit cushions and first out is a strawberry cushion. The pattern is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shop: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew

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Tumbling blocks crochet heart cushion

Since making my tumbling blocks pineapple blanket and cushion I have had a few more tumbling projects in the works and the first out is this heart cushion.  I added some textures to the heart blocks with some bobbles to make them really stand out from the background and give a textured feel and opted… Continue reading Tumbling blocks crochet heart cushion

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Continuing the pineapple theme with a crochet pineapple cushion

Following on from my tumbling blocks pineapple blanket I decided to continue with the pineapple theme and make a tumbling blocks pattern pineapple cushion. I've really liked using the tumbling blocks pattern and think there may be a few more makes using them in the future! Pattern is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry… Continue reading Continuing the pineapple theme with a crochet pineapple cushion

Patterns · Sewing

This flamingo cushion will always stand out from the crowd!

I've had the idea for a flamingo cushion for a while now and when I received some Essential Trends fat quarters in pink by The Craft Cotton Company I knew they would be perfect for making one with. It was great fun putting this cushion together and I have kept him sat on my craft… Continue reading This flamingo cushion will always stand out from the crowd!

Patterns · Sewing

A few triangles later a folded star cushion emerged….

I've been looking at folded star/pine burr quilt designs for a little while now and have been wanting to see if I could make one. I received some gorgeous floral fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and decided it was now or never and would give it a try by making a cushion cover. I… Continue reading A few triangles later a folded star cushion emerged….

Patterns · Sewing

Mosaic patchwork cushion tutorial

Following on from camel bunting, sprocket cushions and camel toys I also used the Moroccan Bazaar fabric by The Craft Cotton Company to make a mosaic effect patchwork cushion. I would have loved to make a quilt in this pattern but it would have taken me much longer than the time I had, especially since… Continue reading Mosaic patchwork cushion tutorial

Sewing

Some bright sprocket pillows to brighten up the cold weather!

I recently received some gorgeous Moroccan Bazaar fabric from The Craft Cotton Company - the bright colours and patterns definitely brightened up my day with all the cold, wet and dark weather! I made some sprocket cushions along with a few other items that you will see popping up over the next few weeks! The… Continue reading Some bright sprocket pillows to brighten up the cold weather!

Sewing

Button overload with the christmas presents makes this year! Just a few button cushions….

Each year I tend to follow a theme for my Christmas present makes, from crochet coasters, embroidered cushions and patchwork quilts This year after realising I could no longer ignore the bursting state of my button box I decided to tackle the issue by making some button themed cushion covers for christmas gifts.   the only… Continue reading Button overload with the christmas presents makes this year! Just a few button cushions….

Cross-Stitch

Sneaking in another cross stitch cushion amongst all the crochet blankets! 

Crochet blankets have been taking over a bit recently so I haven't had much time to work on my other projects, I finally managed to squeeze in a week of cross stitching and have managed to get this cushion finished and ready for gifting.  I love this cross stitch pattern from 365 Cross Stitch Designs,… Continue reading Sneaking in another cross stitch cushion amongst all the crochet blankets! 

Cross-Stitch

Time for a bit of cross stitch with this very cute elephant pillow 

I came across the cross stitch pattern for this very cute elephant picture in CrossStitcher magazine issue 281 (2014), and I knew it would make the a perfect gift for a friend whose birthday is coming up. I also found some fabric which was an ideal match to make it into a cushion, this fabric… Continue reading Time for a bit of cross stitch with this very cute elephant pillow 

Craft · Cross-Stitch · Sewing

Starting off a marathon session of crafting this weekend with a swoop and a hoot! 

My list of craft projects is getting a bit out of hand and I have been waiting for a chance to catch up on them and get a few crossed off.  The chance has come this weekend and I am going to make the most of it and try and crack on with some projects!… Continue reading Starting off a marathon session of crafting this weekend with a swoop and a hoot! 

Craft · Cross-Stitch · Cushions · embroidery

Stitching up a hoot-tastic owl!

As I obviously don't have enough projects on the go at the moment, I have decided to add another to the list - as a slight excuse it is already started I will just be finishing it off! I do find it hard to just focus on one project, I need the chaos of having… Continue reading Stitching up a hoot-tastic owl!

Cross-Stitch · Cushions

I saved the biggest until last. A cross stitch flowery flurry is ready just in time

  I had three cross stitch cushions to complete this year for gifts and this final one has taken by far the longest to complete. It was a much bigger pattern than the previous two and had much more detail and I didn’t think it was going to end! But, I have finally managed to… Continue reading I saved the biggest until last. A cross stitch flowery flurry is ready just in time

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A break from everything crochet…

Alongside completing my crochet projects for Christmas, I’ve also had a few cross-stitch projects on the go! I have been making a few cross-stitch pictures that I wanted to use to create a pillow. Finally, I have managed to get two of them finished – I didn’t think I was going to get there, but… Continue reading A break from everything crochet…