Colouring and sewing

20 Aug

It’s been quiet here on the blog, I’ve been having a bit of a break, looking after the children, doing ‘stuff’ and not being motivated or inspired to sew or blog very much.

Anyway back in March we made a trip to Ikea, it’s not local so it’s a serious business and we have a specific purpose for the trip. Not too surprising though one of the things that was on the list was fabric, I’d seen the Britten Hus print by Emma Jones and thought I needed some of it for the children to play with.

During the Easter holidays I cut the children a square each to colour in using fabric pens. They spent a while on it but never finished them. Both girls got them out again last week and Leah completed hers ready for me to sew it up into a cushion cover:

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I added a piece of wadding and lining to the back of the panel and although you can’t really see from the photo I quilted around the houses and some window to add a bit of definition. It’s backed with some lovely red corduroy that I picked up from a car boot sale in February. Another invisible zip and a little girl delighted with her art work. Big sister would like hers to be sewn up too but I think she needs to do some more colouring first…

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