Sunday, February 19, 2012

Ta-dah!!!! (Two times....)

Oh my. Two ta-dahs!!! After the creative catastrophes of last weekend I am pleased to say that it all came together this week! I now have these two little beauties in my home…..

I have to say that Lucy's Blooming Flower Cushion was a little more tricky that I thought it would be but I do have the attention span of a gnat so fiddly things irk me more than they do most people. I also have the patience of a 2 year old so everything must happen NOW (or even yesterday)!!!! Anyway, I got there in the end.

The other cushion I have named Little Squares and I started it about a month ago. I was just messing around with wool, hook and stitches and came up with this little treasure….

Nothing fancy I have to admit. Just a few sweet rows of double crochet (or single crochet, depending on where you are in the world)! But the possibilities flew around my mind like butterflies in summer........ Eventually (and after much muttering by yours truly) they settled down and my imagination created a cushion with each square trimmed neatly in white like a little patchwork daydream …

The front of the cushion came together quite quickly but then hit a brick wall (not literally, you understand)! I couldn’t dream up a back for it but knew I didn’t want to go the recycled jumper route (see here)  or the plain double/triple crochet route.

I put the front away in a cupboard confident in the knowledge that given a break from it, my wondrous creative side would come up with something truly spectacular!!! And it did not disappoint......

Over the next few days I let my mind roam around Planet Crochet that is somewhere in my brain amidst the bits of fluff and other detritus!!!  Finally (and after having spent hours on Pinterest), I came up with this –

What do you think? I have to say, I LOVE IT!!!! As soon as I started I knew it was going to be perfect – don’t you love those Eureka moments!!! I spent the next three evenings thoroughly enjoying myself with hook and wool. I did another one of those ‘whatever colour comes out of the basket next’  things and I was very very pleased with how the colours came together.

I decided on an envelope style fastening at the back with three wooden buttons that I had in my workbox. Unfortunately my nearest habie shop is 40 mins drive away so popping out for new buttons wasn’t an option. I think they work tho –

So here are both cushions in situ in the spare bedroom of our house…

…and together with an existing wine red knitted cushion that I made a couple of years ago, I think they look rather fine. Best friends forever….

On a final note, I have a little idea for something using the same sampler stitch technique as the back of the Little Squares cushion but need to work on it a bit before I reveal all…… don’t you LOVE a mystery?

Til soon.....


  1. Oooo Laura what a lovely pair! I have been wanting to make a flower cushion for such a long keeps getting pushed down the list! I really must make it a priority...yours is gorgeous! The little squares one is so pretty too...I shall be waiting for the tutorial to come up. Thanks so much for the offer to make some tiny squares for the BBB 2012... I'll be in touch if I run out of steam on them! Have a lovely Sunday... hugs, Jill x

  2. Great work! I've had a little trouble figuring out the flower pillow also. Love the green bed cover. Is it a crochet project also?

    1. Hi Charlotte - No it's a knitted blanket that my mom made for me. She and I both knit blankets but she makes more than I do!! I think most of the square patterns came from Jan Eaton's 200 Knitted Blocks book. xxx

  3. Hello Laura!
    Your two cushions are beautiful but what I fall totally in love with is the back of the square cushion :) wooow it is gorgeous! and the blanket on the bed is simply stunning too!!
    Big kisses!

  4. oh my, your cushions are gorgeous & i totally love the back envelope finish. I think that deserves a cushion all of its own!
    beautiful Laura!

  5. Very, very sweet. I loved the patchwork pillow!

  6. Hi :D
    Both cushions are delightful. I particularly like the colours of the flower cushion, but that envelope back.........loving it!! Do you have a pattern for it per-chance?

    1. Hi -
      This is on my list of 'to dos' so watch this space!!!! Promise I'll do it soonest. x


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