Saturday, 15 May 2010

Letter Cushions


Last night I decided to start a project from one of my library books.  Some pretty cushions for No.3's new bedroom.  Well she doesn't have the new room yet, but we are just being prepared. 

I asked her to pick out the fabrics from a selection I found.  There weren't too many big enough for the cushion backs so the choice was rather limited.  Not to worry, there were some nice ones in there.

A bit of applique last night, and today I made the cushions themselves.  A quick trip to the shop for some inners and here we have five plump cushions looking rather lovely on her homemade quilt. 

Mummy I want them straight!!  Followed by a lovely little tantrum!  Oh it's not her fault she likes everything perfectly lined up, it's her father's.  She allowed me to move them around a little for some photos, but still doesn't like those shots.  Little girls are so funny sometimes. 

There that's better Mummy, all nice and straight.

And the backs are nice and orderly too!

Here are the ones in the book.  They look nice too, even if some of the letters are in capitals.  Bit confusing for a little girl learning to write if you ask me.  The book is a very good one for bedroom inspiration and is entitled Children's Rooms by Andrea Maflin.


Well now I suppose I should do something else after spend the whole morning sewing!  Love those days.  I hope you are having a bit of that sort of time as well this weekend.

19 comments:

Widge said...

gorgeous!!! (the cushions and your daughters straightening preferences ;)

Cat B said...

Gorgeous cushions - were they difficult to do?
I've just been on an applique course today ~ so much fun!

sallgood said...

So cute!

Our daughter is a Kate (still Katie according to her older brothers), so these would be perfect for her...though I don't know how her husband would feel about it! :D (And love the nine patch quilt too!)

Floss said...

Just incredible - all that in less than 24 hours! They are lovely, Sarah.

Being a teacher I'm with you on the 'not all in capitals' thing, but I notice that's a UK (and obviously NZ) thing - in America everyone begins to write with capitals, so perhaps your book is American?

Maria said...

Lovely cushions Sarah, I once made a cushion in the shape of a letter 'A' as a birthday gift, then had to unpick it all as I could not turn it rightside out to stuff it ! Yours look much simpler..

The Rose Room said...

Sarah, they are lovely! Funny my Princess would want them straight too! Rachaelxo

FairlyGirly said...

They look lovely with the quilt, one lucky girl!

Lululiz said...

Good grief woman, how did you manage to make them up so quickly? You are quite amazing really. They turned out ever so well, little Katie is a very lucky girl. I wanna cuddle her, lol.

Megan said...

they look just lovely on the bed with that gorgeous quilt :)

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Lovely cushions, they look fab with your quilt.
Luv Sophie xxx

Linda Gilbert said...

Just gorgeous --- Do you sleep? Such wonderful things!

Pooh's Abode said...

You must work very quickly....they are simply wonderful. What a lucky girl she is....
Viv
xxx

TheMadHouse said...

Sarah, they are stunning, I so need to get cracking and start on Maxi's quilt. I agree on the capitals too

makeitgiveit said...

Wow! I love those cushions. Well done you. I just found you through the kiwi mum's blogging site. I am going to enjoy looking at all your beautiful work and your lovely girls. I have 2 boys...not sure if I'll ever get to do a rainbow party!

Andi said...

These are GREAT!!

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

these are so beautiful Sarah...I am starting to do lettering on bunting...I love the personalisation of it.
x

Tracey said...

wow, your cushions are so lovely, Sarah! My daughter would love, love, love them!

Claire Gale said...

what a great idea, they look gorgeous.

momssewingroom said...

Those look great! They caught my eye, since one of my daughters is a Katie too. They look really good with the quilt. It is inspiring me to do something like that for my girls.