Monday, 4 August 2014

The cat-cushion

 
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A little while ago a little Elliot was born to some dear friends of mine. His parents both being very creative, the present had to be a little bit quirky, and most definitely homemade!
 
As you may know I don't have a lot of free time of late, so it had to be a quick and easy project. This idea of a cat-cushion had entered my mind after spotting this Catnap fabric by Lizzy House on Fabricrehab... I had noticed that Elliot's mum had liked the print when I showed it on fb, so at least I wasn't taking too many chances with the fabric... Ok, I hear you say, a cat-cushion made with cat-fabric it really isn't the idea of century, so no, it isn't, but I quite liked it, and it allowed me to work in small 10-minute sessions (cutting out - changing a nappy - sewing the piping on - feeding - assembling - burping - i think you get the jist !) so that was a bonus. First post-baby sew, very pleased indeed!
 
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Love these little grinning heads!

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But you know what made me grin like a Cheshire cat? It was getting this great photo of Elliot with his newly-adopted cushion... doesn't he make you melt?!!
 
PS : feel free to pin images of this projects if you like, but please don't "pin" the baby! Many thanks...

Elliot

And soon to come in the animal cushion series, the monkey-cushion using monkey fabric ! ;)
 
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Friday, 1 August 2014

What made me happy in July...

 
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Reading blogs with a cup of tea and my little one on my knee
My son finding his thumb (meaning I am no longer his "human dummy", hurray to that!!)
A few hours without baby to go for a wander in the countryside
Pancakes for breakfast
Some birthday mug cakes, shared with good friends
Loads of crafty presents
Trying out my new photo lens
A passport reaching us just on time to go and visit the grand parents in France
Enjoying my mum's garden and its lovely flowers...

This month it has been a year since I qualified as a nurse and moved to the UK. What a difference a year makes !! :)
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