Monday, 30 January 2012

Hello and Happy Monday to you!

I can't tell you how much I am loving life being calmer and being in control. Don't get me wrong, I still give my fair share of crabby irrational crossness, but generally life is cope-able at the mo.
Just as I say that watch it change...

First weekend for a long time with no visitors, no trips, nothing pressing, leaving me to get started on a commissioned cushion for a new baby.

I really love doing these log cabin cushions. Every one seems to be different. One of the recent ones was a bit too pink for this customer, so I pulled in a bit more green and teal. Log cabins are perfect for adding a little special piece of fabric without hyper-ventilating at the thought of using up precious stash. Just a little row of Lu Summer's Hearts, along with Mikodesign's Matryoshka dolls work a treat. Oh and let's not miss a couple of teal Scruffy Daisy's here and there ;-) I love the pop of colour in the Erin McMorris Lollie fabrics too.

I've just embroidered the centre panel and am finishing off the personalisation, then magic it up into a cushion and we are good to go.

I have a couple more in the queue...let's hope I'm still enthusiastic about them after I'm done.

By the way...quick question...
I'm thinking of adding to my Take Away Kits and making a Log Cabin Cushion Cover Kit. What do you reckon? Is this something you'd like to see? Will possibly be based on my screen printed fabrics, along with coordinating plains. What do you reckon? A goer or a noer? If a goer , what would you particularly like to see in them?
Answers on a postcard please, and you never know, there may be a little something in it for you... ;-)

8 comments:

Daisie said...

I think it'd be a great idea, especially with your printed fabrics. I like small patchworkie projects to use up scraps in my stash but a kit from you would be all new bits and I wouldn't have to scrabble around looking for long enough scraps!! x

Kerry said...

Very pretty cushion! I think kits are always a good idea, crafty people love to make their own. The fabrics you have used are gorgeous

Nicky said...

Would be fun to do a little London cushion with your lovely icons on London mixed in with the triangles, solids and little houses or some such!

WandaFish said...

Ooh yes, I like the idea of a kit with some of your lovely fabrics :)

Kylie said...

It's looking wonderful Karen! Loving the yellow emphasis in particular. I think a log cabin kit is a fabulous idea. Taking into consideration that everyone will probably want something different, why don't you have fabric samples and get them to choose what they want in the comments section as they order..? I bet you no two orders would be the same! ;) Just an idea.
Glad you had a restful weekend. Kx

Indianna said...

I think kits are a great idea as every craft fair I go to with my mum, she quite embarassingly walks around saying "ooh I can make that" or "look at the price...I'll make one" - which she never does get around to making.
People at shows have the ability to make things and a kit would sell very well I think...especially with your bespoke fabric, which wouldn't be easy to copy with out a kit!

Blueberry Park said...

thanks for all great feedback...watch this space...I think there'll be some kits very soon ;-)

Dinkyflowerpots said...

This is beautiful and has a very 'fresh' feel about it. I love the colour combination too!