Remember in my last post I told you I'd been to a fabric workshop?
It was a cushion making day at Bill Quay Fabric Workshop in Gateshead.
The workshop does lots of fabric printing, batik and fabric collage and we were encouraged to have a rummage through their scrap bag to find bits and pieces to incorporate into the cushion covers.
Here's what we made:
Laurie's cat cushion.
Kim's flower cushion.
Elaine's rainbow cushion, made to her little daughter's specification. (mummy hand painted the rainbow especially).
Catherine's batik strip cushion.
Katy's flower cushion - Katy had never sewed before but painstakingly hand sewed a sequin into the centre of every flower.
My abstract night sky cushion cover...
...and the filled cushion (the colours in this photo are more true to life than the one above).
We all had a brilliant day and the cost which included materials was a very reasonable £15 each.
Now to the heart swap, I was paired with the lovely Helen from Moonstruckcreations .
A really big thank you to Helen for being a brilliant swap partner, she has really spoilt me, just look at all the loveliness that she sent me.
All beautifully wrapped in gorgeous heart tissue paper which opened to reveal ...
Yummy heart shaped chocs (oops these didn't last long!), two lots of lovely ribbon patterned with hearts, two pink heart sticks, a fantastic rustic "home is where the heart is" heart, a gorgeous hand sewn white felt heart embellished with pink hearts and buttons (this is one for Flic's room because as soon as she sees it she will declare it "hers"), a set of heart shaped cookie cutters, a set of silicone heart moulds, a lovely heart shaped mirror and a heart shaped box with 3D heart confetti in it.
What a lucky girl I am!!
Thank you Helen xxx