Friday, 31 December 2010

My Last blog post of 2010

Wow, I can't believe that 2010 is almost over - where has the time gone?  Think I must be getting old as when I was young a year seemed to last forever, now its over before I've really gotten my teeth into it!  So to that end I was determined to cram a couple of last minute crafts into the final hours of the year.

Yesterday I was lucky enough to find a copy of this book in the Works bookshop in Salisbury for a bargain £2.99 (sorry it was the last copy before you all rush down there to buy one)

Some of the projects in it were not to my taste, however they did have an idea for a felt pincushion.  As a pincushion has been on my to do list for ages, I made one.  I only followed their basic pattern for making the shape, I just decided to add my own design onto it.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
It's still a little bit fluffy, but I've now filled it with pins and it works well.  This is the other side of the cushion, just in case there was any doubt as to what its for!
The other project I've managed to fit in is to make some new cushions for our living room.  They were desperately needed as the ones we had were not washable and they were so dirty I resorted to washing them, only for them to fall apart!  Anyway these are the cushions I've made:

They're lovely and cheerful, and go with the wallpaper on our walls, which you can't see in this photo.  They are just envelope type backs, and I've just added a strip of the front fabric to break up the plain cream colour.
Hmm its now 4.40pm, and there are just over 7 hours left to this year, I wonder what else I can make before 2011!

Happy New Year to you all, its been lovely having your company since I started this blog at the end of August.  Here's to a crafty and fun 2011.