Monday, 23 May 2011

Having a 'cushie' time

Sorry about the 'Good Morning ',it will be afternoon by the time I post this ,
and I will warn you
,this is a multi picture entry ,many of you asked to see what I had been making since I got the new sewing machine for my Birthday .The first picture is of Rachel my Great neice ,who shares a Birthday with me ,She is 11 and we are all extremely proud of her , she excels at swimming and has won many medals.She competes all over the country .



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So for her Birthday I made her this cushion scanning a picture of her then transfering it to a transfer that is then ironed onto fabric, the idea for this method was explained to me by Laura
http://vintage-laura.blogspot.com I am very grateful to her and her patience in talking me through it via Email



Next I made a cushion for my Taxi driver Muncha who is so kind, and takes me to all my meetings he lent me a picture of his little daughter and
voila ...they were all delighted and little Atitia wont be parted from Her cushin! I have to make one for her cousin now !


My Friend has been fighting a very nasty illness ,so to cheer her up ,I snagged a picture of her Granddaughter from Face book ,and made this one for her .....


Then for a bit of a change from cushions ,I made some wall pads for along side the wall by Great nephew baby Harry's cot





Harry's great Grandparents are from Ireland ,so I put a shamrock on the back of one of the blocks!


I was telling my friend Jackie about Harry's blocks she said she would love a set for her new Great Grandaughter so I made some for little Rubi ..





And then Joanne my neice was 40 , (Jo is Rachael 's Mum)
so of course ,another cushion seemed right !and since Jo likes cats I put some onto her
one ,holding ribbons attached to balloons.....


Another dear friend Violet had her birthday on May 16th ,the same day as my Daughter Kate so two more cushions were made and two more happy Ladies





Sorry the pictures arent as good as they might be , but I sure you get the idea and at least you can see what I have been doing with my time ....

As ever lots of love from




17 comments:

Stuart said...

You have a cottage industry going!
What a lot of talent and work is involved well done you!

Bombshellicious said...

Oh my u r good at making stuff it all looks lovely u r so clever xx

Julie said...

Wow! You have been busy Jan. I'm sure everyone must have been delighted with their beautiful gifts from you.

Anonymous said...

Good grief Jan, this is the third time I have tried to comment lets hope this time it works.Well well you have been a busy fingers.I love personalised things and I used to make lots in my younger days,unfortunatly my eyes ache so much nowadays when sewing. I don't have the same interest.Just as this contraption makes my eyes sore too at times,LOL.The cushions are realy lovely and your family couldn't have bought you a better b/day present.I bet your family and friends were over the moon with the gifts.I can see a winter coat with KIZZY on coming up soon Heeeee-Heee!!Hope you are all well.Thanks for the pictures they were so good.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Anonymous said...

IT WILL NOT LET ME COMMENT WITH MY GOOGLE ACCOUNT FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON I HAVE NEVER HAD TO DO THIS BEFORE IN MY COMMENTING IT IS SO ANNOYING. SO I HAVE HAD TO PUT IT IN THROUGH ANONYMOUS GRRR.LOVE KATH XX

Jean said...

Hi Jan
This was a nice surprise to switch on computer and see you had done an entry .What a very clever big sister I have .Its lovely to see your photos of cushions etc ,most I have seen for real and they are great .I know Rachel and Jo love theirs ,theres lots of work and love go in your sewing projects .Well done .
with love and hugs Jeanxxxx

TARYTERRE said...

You have been busy, busy, busy. All your handiwork is lovely. And your Great Niece is very sweet.

madcobug said...

Looks like you have been really busy. Love all those squares and cushions. Helen

Anonymous said...

Such a busy girl. I know you're semi retired but where do you find the time!?

Nice work though. You should put an ad in the local press touting for business, I think you'll be surprised at the response.

B. x

Linda George said...

Gosh you have been busy, well done Jan, some lovely work there. x

Pearl Westwood said...

You have been busy! All the cushions are lovely and so personal what thoughtful gifts x

IMAN said...

Your niece is beautiful. It looks like you're a master with the sewing machine. I want to learn, but to me they look like death traps. I'm afraid that I'll sew my fingers together.

Young at Heart said...

how very clever.....and very cute!!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I love all the presents you have made for everyone. You have been busy there. How wonderful to be able to do all that. Your new machine will get its use for sure. Sorry to be late in posting a comment here. Some days my internet is so slow I don't get a chance to check in with all the new entries. I hope your Sunday is a wonderful one!

Micki said...

I will have to try transferring pics one day. i have always wanted to do that.
Great job!
Micki

Lorena said...

Hi Jan, I am just dropping by to say hello ! Wondering where you have been...

Ally Lifewithally said...

Jan all of your work is beautiful ~ and yes I agree you are very clever ~ pictures are great ~ Ally x