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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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….
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
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!
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….
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!
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
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!
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!
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
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…