Monday, May 23, 2011

cushion misadventures.

on saturday night, after a long day at work, i FINALLY had enough length on my cushion cover to cast off and sew it together. it was a truly exiting moment, this knitted creation i'd been working on for what seemed like an eternity, would finally resemble what it was meant to!
well that was until i actually got down to sewing it together that is... what a nightmare! it was not how i wanted it to turn out at all! it looked truly heinous and was NOT something i wanted to send to anyone! my dream of this turned into this...

what a nightmare! so i did what any other person in my position would do... had a whinge on twitter, stalked around the house muttering to myself like a crazy person, flopping down on the bed in an exasperated fashion and burying my head under a pillow or two.
after a few deep breaths, i calmed myself enough to think logically and came up with the genius idea to have a lurk of my swap partners blog and that was where inspiration hit!

inspired by her blog, a machine embroidered birdcage motif cushion cover (sans bird, no putting birds on anything here thank you!).
i do hope you like it kirrily! just don't look too closely at the embroidery and construction ok?

i'm off to the post office now, via the deli and the card shop for some lovely goodies to pop in with it!
big thanks to vic for organising everything and making sure that everyone is on track and therefore no one misses out! amazing work!
there's also a page for all the completed cushions here if you want to look at everyones creations!

also, if you've not got much planned tonight and you're in the eastern suburbs (or you like to travel), tonight is the first night of SAY (stitch and yarn), organised by the lovely karen. i'm going to bake some lovely biscuits to take along once i get back from my posting adventures. might see you there!


RobynLouise said...

Lovely cushion! It just wouldn't be the same done in just the flower fabric, the birdcage makes it perfect.

Lea said...

ohhh no Nicole!!! How frustrating!!! I do love your floral cushion tho. The birdcage is lovely, I am sure your partner will adore it.

Jennie said...

What a disappointment with the first cushion! I love the second one - it's wonderful what inspiration you can get from other people!

Lyndel said...

oh pooor Nicole, I'm feeling much the same about the bolero I'm knitting... see you thisevening.

Karen said...

What a shame you put all that effort in and didn't turn out how you wanted.
Looking forward to seeing you tonight - let's hope the heating is good!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear that my first attempted wasn't the only one that didn't make it to postage :)

I love this cushion, the birdcage embrodiery is gorgeous

Vic said...

I love the birdcage; if at first you don't succeed, have a whinge & make something else...!

I'd totally have put a bird on it though, like the wanna-be ironic Hipster I think I am. ;)

Thanks so much for joining in!

Kylie said...

Love the birdcage! So sweet.

Five Roses-Prim and Pretty said...

I absolutely love it!!!!! Thankyou so much, you have done a great job!! Hugs Kirrily