Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pretty Frilly Cushion etc...etc...

good morning
from the place of gusty winds and sudden downpours of rain!
here in south east queensland,
where they tell us ...
it's beautiful one day and perfect the next?

it's looking pretty green but it's not
very warm or sunny and summer-like
at the moment!

thank you all for your wonderful birthday wishes
for my dad's 80th yesterday...
he loved his afghan,
which took me all winter to crochet!
it was totally worth it,
i could hear his smile on the 'phone.

just thought i'd also say
that i have posted the winners of the giveaway
their parcels.

also thought i'd give you a bit more of a look
at the little frilly cushion
which joni and anya will receive in a few days!
{i hope i'm not boring you to tears}

you've seen the frilly front,
made with one of the last pieces of my pink 'flower sugar'...

just thought i'd show you the back as well...
made with 'mirabella' if you please.

so if anya gets tired of frilly and pink
she can turn it over and have baby blue and paisley,

i couldn't resist a little selvedge
and buttons and a blue heart lovingly embroidered in!

well, show and tell ain't finished.
no, sirree!!
i'm going to display a work in progress.
these are a couple of the placemats
i cut out "snippety snip" last week.

after some wise words of advice,
from experienced blogging friends,
i bought grey polar fleece
and sandwiched it between the back and the front layers...

if you look closely
between the front {top} and the back {bottom red fabric}
you will notice a little line of grey!

needing some way of holding it all together,
{wish it were this simple with the rest of my life!}
i decided to emphasise the stripes of different patterns
on the fabric in red cotton...
i am happy with that.

i'm going to get on with binding the edges now...
so tomorrow i may have something else to 'show & tell'.
how exciting is that?
i just know i've made your day! lol...

but first a creative cup of tea!

i'm hoping your weathermanperson is forecasting
just the kind of weather you like...

naturally Carol xox


  1. I love the pillow, Carol! That paisley fabric is gorgeous! And the little ruffle on the front is perfect. Your placemats are coming along nicely. Can't wait to see the binding.

  2. I love that pillow! The ruffle just sets everything off!

  3. I love that you love selvages too! I love them but never thought to include them in projects like you do. Brilliant!! The color dots are my favorite.

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!! I love your blog! Take care and have a blessed day!

  5. That is the cutest pillow, and its the fabric that makes it so. Love all the details you put on it - very creative.

  6. lovely details. Thank you for commenting on my blog. Greetings from Germany

  7. I adore the frilly one, gorgeous fabric & so well made! :)

    - Krystal xo


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