Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Sick Day Sewing

Yesterday big daughter was off school poorly, cue lots of running about fetching drinks, quilts, snacks and reading books.

I did get the chance to sneak off to the sewing room whilst little daughter had a nap and big daughter lounged on the sofa. Spurred on by a bit of blog reading this is what I whizzed up


My friend Mary made an amazing pillow with her vintage sheet scraps, it was so beautiful it filled me with a need to sew!



I love the pops of colour and the fresh white together and while I didn't have enough vintage sheet scraps of my own I did have a little pile of re-cycled fabric I got from Flaming Nora recently that needed a purpose.

Using the pattern from here I managed to run through this in the 2 hours that little girl slept. At one point I started to feel that the fabrics we're looking awful! But thankfully I fell in love with them again, it had found the perfect place on my new 'old' kitchen bench.


I am hoping to sew up another one today for a mothers day present but it's not looking hopeful, big daughter is worse if anything. Nurse Emily to the rescue! 

4 comments:

Katy Cameron said...

Smother big girl with the first cushion, plenty of time to sew the second one... ;o) Sorry, that wasn't the spirit, hope she feels better soon!

Cherie said...

Oooo you joined in the fun!! I've made a pillow from there too. In the process of making another one. I need to get some filler however then it will be fully completed =D

Flying Blind... said...

Sending 'get well soon' and 'don't spread the germs' wished to you all. Great cushion xxx

susan said...

When I am ill I just want to be in bed by myself. Why can't our kids ever be like this? Hope you get some more sewing done!