Monday, February 24, 2014

My sewing bee moment.....patchwork style.

Afternoon all, how are you?  Did you have a good weekend?
I had a good day at work Saturday with a chill out evening in front of the box with the rugby, The Voice and the return of Ant and Dec.  Sad but true.  Followed by a very chilled out Sunday, reading, walking and dinner out.  Not very exciting to share but very relaxing.
Today I've been teaching on a one to one basis locally working with paper and card....which is unusual at the moment as I seem to be using every medium but at home.  I certainly enjoyed my day and it reminded me of something Ken said on Facebook last week about went along the lines of sharing a craft is what is great about it.  The joy of seeing another person enjoying crafting and the rewards it brings, to me is what life is all about.  I'd like to say sharing the love but it would be more apt to say sharing the obsession!  (My crafting buddies know exactly what I mean, don't you?!)
Nowadays far to much time is spent busy working and running around after family, making ends meet etc.....usually through necessity...sometimes we forget to make time for fun, time to do something we enjoy.  Everyone needs just a little bit of fun time and crafting with friends is so much better than doing it alone.

Talking about crafting with friends, here is the cushion I made last week when Irene came over to craft.

The front.

The back.

I love this effect too.  You layer up 3 extra squares of material and sewing in intervals then cut with scissors between the stitching.  It gives a chenille effect.

Can you believe I took all the photographs at the same time and look at the difference of the colours....mmm the cushion is teal blue and cream.

That's all from me today, I'll be back tomorrow with more crafty makes....what will it be?!
Enjoy the coming week and make time to do something you enjoy.  x 


Shazza said...

tis gorgeous Erika, I saw that chenilling technique on C & C, if I ever get around to sewing may try it many things I want to try but never enough time x

Unknown said...

Your cushion is looking great, as you say it strange how different each photo has turned out. Glad you had a good weekend and you are so right we have to make time to enjoy things and have fun. I don't know how i did all what I did when my three were little seeing how we didn't have all the mod cons we have now, and I baked, made the two girls dresses and knitted for the three plus others and have fun helping friends to learn to knit and sew . I will have to try the inking of my folder. Only thing is I hate getting messy and ink can just be that. Hazel

Diane said...

Very fun cushion design Erika, you certainly have lots of talent.

Hugs Diane

Lau W said...

Oooooh ! superb, superb superb !
Have a nice evening my friend !
Here, the w-e was fab, sun was here, it's so good !!!

scrappymo! said...

This is wonderful!
Love the materials you chose and the gorgeous technique. I am thinking this would look great in denims mixed with some other fabric for the bed in our guest bunkhouse at the lake. Hard wearing and yet nice and warm!

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Erika, beautiful work, seems as if you are clever with the sewing machine too. Love the soft shades.

Yes you really need time to do the things that give you life, hugs Kate x

Patricia said...

Beautiful cushion, I love the colours and that chenille effect you have created.
Now lady!! You must take time out to do the things that give you life. This is the "real" deal NOT a rehearsal.
Hazel's hick-up with her health 2 years ago taught us a valuable lesson. Since ending all her treatments her and I have been making up for lost time doing things we should have done years ago.. Both together and with our OHs.
Happy days

Patricia xx

~ Ali Robertson ~ said...

Simply stunning..I've been meaning to try this for ages pinned loads of them just not had the time day lol


Ali x