Thursday, 12 November 2009

Sim City

Please stop by and enjoy a donut. Just let me know if you would like a tea or coffee to go with it, the jug's just boiled!

I've decided that I am just as bad as my girls when it comes to giving things away. This is the second cushion that I have made for someone else that has been snapped up - by myself this time. I just couldn't part with it.

Yet another recycled jeans project! Look, the pocket still works too.

The zip will probably be a good hiding place too for those girls-in-bed-parents-break-out-the -treats kind of treats that need to be hidden quickly.

And some buttons on the back of the over-stuffed cushion. It's the only size I had. My button hole stitch is so quick and amazing on my new machine. I can actually make a button hole whilst drinking a cup of tea! Imagine how fun that is?

After kindy today, I went on a wee jaunt to Mount Wellington about 15mins away. The home of the fabric shop. You would have been proud of me. I only bought one piece of ribbon even though I was soooo tempted to buy plenty of other lovely things. Very nice fabrics everywhere at the moment. Such a shame. Still when I actually find out what I want to make I can go back and buy, buy, buy.

There is an old quarry out there that is turning into a new sub-division. It is so like the Sim City game!! It's just got bits of finished housing plonked down in one part. Whole streets developed in other areas. Ponds. Diggers and workmen everywhere. The girls thoroughly enjoyed watching it all out of the car window while I dined on Sushi. It was so yum!

This is the completed section...

An overall view...

Look at this wonderful design with rocks...

We watched with great interest at this digger levelling off the top of a man-made hill. Really couldn't work out the reason for this???

Funny how these places just suddenly appear. I really enjoy seeing what's happened each time I visit the area. It's kind of ugly but weird looking. Not somewhere I would like to live. Still I guess one day when the trees have grown and the houses have aged a little it will blend in like any other area.

14 comments:

RebeccaMom said...

Love the recycled jeans pillow! It's always interesting to see new construction and how everything comes together in the end :) Hope you are having a great day!

Manka said...

That's jeans pillow idea is just amazing.I love it so much!You are soooooo clever,Sarah!!!

what about buying fabrics etc.,I had the experience here in Hungary that if I like something sooo badly I'd better buy it immediately because later when I go back and want to buy it ,usually it's not there any more, someone else was quicker ....it happened so often...

Serenata said...

Love the jeans cushion. I wish I hadn't been so ruthless a few months back now with some of my favourite jeans that no longer fitted. The things I could have made with them!

Floss said...

Fantastic cushion and, unlike the bags, I feel I could make one of those too! Thanks for the great idea. A 'man' cushion made from blokey jeans might be fun.

We find developments a bit like yours popping up like mushrooms round here at the moment. Toulouse is a thriving city, even in a recession, so gradually the country towns around it are being connected together by new housing, schools and shopping estates. Half of me wants the threatened new shopping centre, as it would have a cinema in it! The other half says you can keep the shops - we don't need more!

Lululiz said...

I used to love playing Sim City, might have to dig that out again one of these days when I have time to play.

The cushion is pretty darned good, and well done for hanging on to it. You are such a clever little soandso, first we had 101 uses for tea towels, now we have 101 uses for old jeans. Great stuff!

the cookie cutter said...

Mmmmm, sushi! You have made me wants some.....! Nice idea with that cushion! x

Joan said...

I like the denim pillow. One of our local thrift stores had 1/2 price yesterday, and I got six pairs of name-brand, barely-worn jeans for about $1.50 each. They'll become purses or aprons, or maybe even pillows!

Bev C said...

Great job on the cushion and I will have a tea please.Have a great day tomorrow.

Floss said...

Ha! It's funny that you meant the cushion for me! It is really nice... If you do make another, I would love it!

Itch2stitch.com said...

I love that pillow/cushion!!! I am having my first giveaway, so pop and have a look! suzie. xxx

Amy said...

I'll take a chocolate one please.

Pomona said...

Love the combination of the jeans and the doiley!

Pomona x

sallgood said...

Such a cute pillow, and thanks for the doughnut- it was delish!

stufenzumgericht said...

Sarah,I love the way, you're receycling old jeans. The pillow looks so nice - clever idea, also as a X-mas gift! Have a nice day, enjoy, Martina