wow...it's the first of december...the christmas month...
that deserves a little sparkle don't you think?
just to get you into the spirit of the season!
yesterday i was telling you about a mum
who is doing up her daughter's room
while she's away volunteering in thailand.
i volunteered to sew a couple of cushions
which will enhance the new decor.
the first one is finished...
it's not that i didn't want to sew it...
on the contrary,
i was so eager to get it started,
that after shopping in the cool of the morning,
i got home just as the room i sew in was heating up.
my cutting out was a near disaster
with a false start to the red fabric on the back..an inch too narrow...
and having to be recut
then the sides of the hexies weren't straight
and i shaved off the edges...
getting it looking this good was a miracle!
my sewing machine computer
had a meltdown about buttonholes the other week
so i had to think of a different way to fasten the back of the cushion.
i went to lincraft and got some studs...silver and bronze.
just as well i bought a packet of twenty
'cos i hammered a piece upside down on the first attempt.
fortunately mr m was at hand and explained gently to my heat strained brain
how they work.
the test piece went ok ,
but i took his advice then and had a break and a banana sandwich.
revived and revitalised
the cushion ...studs 'n all...albeit slightly wonky
well, that was quite a saga wasn't it?
moral of the story...
don't work in a hot, hot room
have lunch before you start!
naturally Carol xox