Friday, September 02, 2016

Share an oldie on Friday.

Good morning and how are you today?
Today is a sad day in our community as it is the anniversary of not one but two air crashes, both different years but the same date, how weird is that?
Today we are at a memorial service meeting up with old friends and remembering friends who were taken too soon.
That said it is still Friday and in true British style we carry on.

Time to dig out an oldie and join me looking back on our creative journeys.
You know the drill by now, share an old crafty project, something you have made yourself and link up below.  The more the merrier and I shall visit you all and leave a comment.
Happy crafting!

I have something a little different for you today, in honour of my new purchase I thought I'd share a previous sewing project that I made whilst at The Sewing Room in Afford a few years ago.

I just loved the duck egg material on these cushions and they get better with time.
Why I hear you ask?
Well, every time I wash and tumble dry them the cut edges get a little more frayed.  Next time I wash them I shall take a before and after so that you can see the difference.  They have a real shabby chic feel about them now and I love the chenille stitching on the front.
Who would have thought that this is just four layers of stitching straight stitch across a panel with about a centimetre gap?  Then the scary bit, you cut three layers with scissors revealing the chenille effect and the bottom layer.
This was the first time I attempted this technique and I love the effect.

That's all from me today, it's bound to be an emotional day but I will be back to visit you later, I'd love it if you have the time to play along.
The link up to join in is below and thank you for doing so.
Enjoy your Friday and more from me tomorrow.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous cushion, love rhe duck egg. Hope today isn't too painful x

Jenny L said...

Hi Erika,
your cushions are so very lovely and wonderfully crafted.
I love the colour choice, and the wonderful looking fabric used.
I would love to be able to make my own cushions as it is something I have never tried.
I desperatly need new cusshions and can't find the ones I would like.
Most of the bought ones nowadays the material seems to bobble after a short while of them being on you sofa, and then they look old and horrible.
Have a lovely weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful cushion, the butterfly material is gorgeous.

Cara said...

Loving that cushion, such beautiful colour tones, I can see how it is shabbying itself (think I just invented a word there). Loving your colouring and those super cute seaside scenes this week. What a wonderful machine you've got, looking forward to seeing your creations. I dream of having a sewing machine, and room to use it one day!
Thanks so much for sharing the bunny bags, hmm wonder if I could rustle up one of those on a sewing machine...
Have a great weekend, Cara x

Cara said...

Forgot to say, thinking of you and your neighbours today remembering such loss x

Juls said...

This looks gr8 xx