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Sunday, 5 May 2013

Love Cushion - March 2013


So... I saw these cute cushions on a website, can't remember which one now...

But they were waaay to expensive, so I thought I'd get crafty and make my own. I went to Stitcherydo (their website wasn't working when I posted this, hope it's fixed soon!) and got some embroidery thread, an embroidery hoop, and some burlap. I got half a meter and this will make two of the cushions shown. I also got some thick-ish cheap cord from before, so I used that.

Here's the work in progress:

As you can see it's just a case of overstitching a ridiculous number of times and making the pattern as you go. I found the hoop was only helpful for the first bit as obviously the cord won't go through the hoop frame, but it helped me when I was starting out. I would recommend getting 3-4 embroidery thread packs. My love one only needed three, but the 'faith'  cushion I'm still working on need four (that's why it's not finished yet!!).

It was a little time consuming, but a nice quiet activity for when my little angel is sleeping, and very therapeutic! 

Here's the finished product up close:

And here's my second cushion - finally finished!! 
The love one is my preferred one, but it's ok.