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Weekly Witterings #13

1. This week has been fairly quiet. That means I have time for craft 🙂

2. I have made a little chrochet robot though  

He will be sold at the local school fair in the summe, there is a group of ladies in the village who are crafting some bits to sell. Unfortunately the way schools in the UK are funded means that certain schools get more or less funding due to the apparent social situatuation of an area and schools in Cambridgshire get one of the lowest amounts per child and this year the local school is struggling to make the budget work. Before Easter a couple of the .teaching Assistants were made redundant so we are trying to raise some money with our little craft efforts.

3.  I also made this badge for Lisa to wear for her Hen party which I have been planing   

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So I thought I would do some sewing for a change…

And so I created this Owl cushion.

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It isn’t perfect but I am pleased with it.

I started by drawing my owl on some paper and making some templates. Then I cut my pieces out and used some of that iron fixing stuff to position it onto my background piece. The pieces were then sewn on by hand (I was a bit scared to machine it and I quite like sewing).

Once the owl was done I decided to make a border with corners in a different fabric to carry on the patchwork effect.

The back is fairly basic.

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With an overlap to hold the cushion in. I didn’t want it all the same pattern though so did it it two.

The only thing I am not so happy with is that you can see the cushion through the cream background fabric as it isn’t very thick. I might stitch an extra white layer panel in, but I think I will live with it first and see how much it bothers me.

This was my first project using my new Ikea sewing machine. The cushion is also an Ikea purchase and is smaller than normal cushion. I haven’t done anything like this since I was about 13 and in a textiles lesson at school where I made an appliqué cat cushion. I will have to see if I can find it.

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