Saturday, 20 September 2014

Woodland Fox ... and other animals

Morning Everyone,

I hope this finds you well and enjoying the weekend.

I planned another post yesterday but somehow never found the opportunity to sit down and write ... too busy making a start on tidying the garden before winter sets in. I have, however, made some time this morning between housework and gardenwork to show you this little cushion (pillow) cover I made for a friend's birthday.
I found the fabric, trim, the backing fabric and cushion pad at Dunelm Mill. The pattern is called Woodland Fox but, as you can see, it has owls, snails and hedgehogs in it too. The gold trim and the backing fabric, a lovely plain cotton in cream that matched the pattern well, were found in the remnant basket - I love to have a nosy through remnants just in case there's a bargain to be had :)   All it took to make the cover was one 16" square of the patterned fabric for the top and two pieces of the plain cotton 11" by 16" for the backing plus a 16" length of trim.
This was sewn on using the zipper foot on the machine to get as close to the centre cord as possible ... hope you can see better what I'm referring to in this enlargement.  I forgot to take a photo of the back but it's a simple envelope style, though I did finish of the seam on the opening with the herringbone embroidery stitch that's on my machine just to give the back a decorative touch. The cushion pad measures 15½" square and the finished cover is 15" square ... I like the overstuffed look.

Because I liked it so much, who could resist those cute little animals, there's enough of the fabric to make a couple more projects. All I need now is to find some time to get sewing.

It won't be today because I have a ton of things to do, including planting up some bare-rooted wallflower plants ... that's a job that can't wait!

Thanks for popping in and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Happy Crafting,


Sandra H said...

Hi Elizabeth, This is just so cute the material is gorgeous! how lovely to use it on a cover case its sounds so right for the person you made it for .....enjoy your weekend xx

Liz said...

Love the patterned fabric. Looks like I might need a trip to Dunelm Mill. ;-) Great project - looking forward to seeing what else you make with the fabric. x

Krisha said...

What a great print for a pillow cover, and the gold cording is perfect.

Jenny L said...

Hi Elizabeth,
what a fab cushion.
I love that super fabric, and of course it's got owls on just my fav.
Can't wait to see what you use it on next.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Diane said...

Very fun print and pillow cover I am sure your friend with be surprised.

Hugs Diane

Julia Dunnit said...

We've been doing the same..tidying uo and considering the garden...I really don't want to let go of summer though! Love the cushion, what a great gift. And I'm with you - I like 'em soft and over stuffed!

BJ said...

gorgeous cushion. BJ

Sally H said...

This is so gorgeous! I love it! We have a Dunelm round the corner from work - might have to pop in, lol!