Sunday, 9 December 2012

Quite a productive afternoon...

... yup, got my mums christmas card made yesterday (which I will blog when I spot some challenges :-) ), but I also cracked on with a bit of making up - I am a bit of a devil for starting projects but never actually seeing them through to the end, but as one of these was a Christmas present and one I wanted for home I thought I'd better get my finger out and get on with it, especially with the kids not at home:

Apologies though for the rather dodgy photos it was a miserable afternoon and lighting was shocking:

Steph kindly pointed me in the direction of some Avengers cross stitch patterns and I went for this one, it was going to turn out a lot bigger for the whole row of characters than I realised so I chose Captain America to stitch and make up into a cushion for Tom who is a fan - I am pleased with how it turned out and amazed that I used my noggin to make it up!!!! shock!!! as I am a bit of a div when it comes to sewing and forgetting to sew them right sides together etc!!!  anyhoo, the picture shows the end pinned but I sat and ladder stitched it last night and it looks good - so now both my boys have cushions wrapped up for Christmas.

And now for.... yup you've guessed it another cushion - (again showing a pinned edge but now fully finished:

This was a Lizzie Kate design (another that  worked out bigger than I thought), I've sewn it onto fabric that was from a fat quarter that I bought reduced in the summer. 

I've been really good and just used fabric that I had in the house rather than buying new as I seem to be getting a little stash and not using any - hubby will be pleased lol.

As I have stitched this design now, I doubt I would stitch it again - if anyone would like it I'd be happy to post it on to you as a RAK just leave a comment for me - if I get more than one request by Wed I'll pop the names in a hat (hope that is fair and ok).

Right best be off forgot to make a card for my stepson and his girlfriend (big oops!!)

Thanks for looking



  1. Love both your cushions - great spotty fabric :0) xx

  2. You clever thing they are both stunning! All of my boys would love that CA cushion it's brilliant! xx

  3. Love both cushions! Captain America came out brilliantly ^_^ Oh! I like the Christmas chart. If no-one else puts there hand up can I snaffle?
    Look forward to seeing your Mum's card.

  4. Love both your cushions, they look amazing!
    Have a happy festive weekend.
    Helen x

  5. love your stitch work!! hugs Juls