Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I Have This Idea That I Can Sew

I've been working on a seat cushion for Marguerite's chair.

It's part of a study desk set we bought at a garage sale last year and I've been meaning to d├ęcoupage or paint the thing, but when I saw this blouse (also from a garage sale) crumpled in a ball at the back of the closet (never got to wear it much since it's too warm to wear here and since I've accumulated all this blubber, it really didn't fit anymore), and since
I still have all that leftover fiber from when I made Marguerite's shopping cart cover, I thought I'd just make a cushion for Marguerite.

The end product's a right mess with lots of puckering and ugly stitching (the thing's hand-stitched, okay?), but I think it's "charming", teehee. First it was just supposed to be the blouse material plain. Then I thought of the leftover ribbons I'd used for Marguerite's party's cloth bunting. Yeah, so no picture for those stages. Anyway, then I thought it would be nice to put an M on it.

The M looked jarring somehow, so I thought I'd soften it up with a lace border.

Sigh. I thought I'd better finish the thing before I start adding sequins and fringes and turn it into part whoopee cushion... Anyway, Marguerite doesn't like sitting on it. She pushes it up and uses it as a back pillow.


kryzteta said...

hahaha! I don't like sitting on chair cushions myself. :) But the pillow is cute really. Your hand stitches reminded me of Kay's, it was as if she used a machine for it.

spinninglovelydays said...

Aw, that's a nice compliment! Thanks :)

Mindi said...

It looks great, Ivy :-)

maf said...

that's creative, ivy. nice one!

spinninglovelydays said...

Thanks, Mindi and Maf! :)