Friday, 11 January 2008

Today I have been mostly making...

Just a short post today to start off the weekend...following on from my previous post I never managed to get the cushion finished yesterday, I got a bit hooked on blog reading...you know how it goes... So today, my easy day, I started the day off with a swim, then a little bit of food shopping (Oh man!!! how I hate food shopping) I returned home and baked myself a nice fish pie. Once the kitchen was all clean (or as clean as I make it) I retreated into my sewing room and got busy on the cushion...
So there you have it, the front view, the back view and the close up, all that's left is for me to sponge off the transfer pencil from the front cotton piece and I am already to invite someone in to sit on my nice comfy sofa filled with all my cushions...anymore cushions and there will be no room for anyone to sit there, still it looks pretty...
Last night I sat at the kitchen table with the children and we got the art stuff out, we thought it would be fun to make a farm as we are thinking about a little holiday I am trying to plan on a working farm...sometimes with the age difference its hard to get something they both like and can do, so this proved a good project, so I thought I would share a miniture tutorial with you...
If I knew how to do a pdf file (if thats what you call it?) I would, sadly as I do not, if you wish to have ago you will have to sketch the picture out to the required size, they are nice easy shapes so it should not be to difficult, just make sure the feet are straight!

Place the cutout shapes on the fold of folded card and then cut out, use a bone folder if you can, it makes it a nice crisp line, my little one likes to do this...then once all cut out, get the colouring pens or pencils out of your choice and go a little crazy, I liked this bit best and indeed ended up making more than required just so I could colour them in!!! As I was doing this I let my imagination go and thought that you could add googly eyes or bondaweb fabric on to card and have textured animals, or lovely fabric for really funky animals...this would maybe make a nice gift from one child to another...anyway don't forget to glue the horses head on and make sure you get the weight distribution right or you will have a tipsy horse...
So its the start of the weekend, I wish you a good one, what will the Suzie Sews household be doing? Making a barn of course..Have fun and be well...

19 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

love the animals! thanks for that! Lucy x

Barbara said...

love your pillow and your little animals!!Greetings Barbara

salgull said...

Brilliant Susie..don't forget the chickens..he he!!
I love your cushion too ;-)
Sal

Kitty said...

Very pretty cushion, and cute animals too! x

driftwood said...

the cushion looks great!
and love the animals, might be just what we need to get through the weekend!

capello said...

LOVE the pillow! it is so pretty!

and the animals! very cute! perhaps i can persuade the boys to do those today!

French Knots said...

Love the cushion the fabric is scrummy!

Caroline said...

My son has just read todays blog and says" This looks very very good" - praise indeed from a 6 year old! Might have to make some animals ourselves....

Sarah said...

Happy barn construction!

Love your cushion - and the sentiment on it; congratulations on more beautiful work.

sarah said...

Do you have a scanner? I can make a pdf for you if you send a scanned copy. Otherwise, I'll see what I can do tonight.

I love that new cushion, but the one with your son's drawing is still my favorite.

Thimbleanna said...

I love your bird pillow -- so cute. And seeing your farm animals makes me wish I had little kids again!

thehomelyyear said...

Hi, that's a very pretty cushion...love the colour and embroidery. And the farm animals look great fun!
Margaret and Noreen

Monkee Maker said...

Great farmyard animals, and the cushion is gorgeous!

.... I'm with Sarah though .... nothing beats your son's design for his cushion.

Have a happy weekend

:)

de vliegende koe said...

Your bird-pillow is gorgeous! You could make a complete range. Don ’t forget to cut some grass for the animals!

Tracy said...

The pillow is wonderful--love the fabrics and stitching! Sweet animals too. Happy weekend to you ((HUGS))

bettyninja said...

The bird pillow is lovely. So many people have used the almond in that fabric for things, that it is refreshing to see something in pink. I love the quote and the details of the bird in the middle.

Katherine said...

Beautiful pillow - the embroidery suits that fabric perfectly.

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Queen of the froggers said...

Really lovely cushion and thank you for the animal makes!

julia said...

You put me to shame, the things you do with your children! Love the animals and the cushion. Looking forward to following your exploits in 2008!
Happy new year!
Julia xx