Tuesday, October 26, 2010

comfy?

i found out that our helper is also a crafty person!
she used to make baby clothes, dog clothes, etc, etc....
one of the dog outfits she made has even won a contest!

most of the nights, she sits in her area doing cross-stitching.
the project she is working on now is HUGE in size!
when completed, it is the scene of a waterfall, lots of greens, flowers and birds....
she has been been working on it on and off for almost a year!
i am amazed by her patience!

i asked her what is she going to do with it when it is done...
she said probably framed it and give to a friend.....
really amazing!

i thought that the stool which she is sitting on is not that comfortable....
just imagine doing cross-stitches, looking at tiny tiny symbols and signs on the pattern sheet
while sitting on a not so comfy chair.....

so last night, i tried making a cushion with cushion cover.....


























this is what i ended up making....
i think it looks alright.
i used four different types of fabrics for the back, front and inside.
added a piece of lace and ribbon as decoration.






















i am particulary happy to find a good use for this lace-look-alike piece of fabrics.....
it has been sitting in my drawer for too long....



























and the back....

she said it is comfy..... i hope it is....

5 comments:

blue eyed night owl said...

Yeah, I used to do a lot of cross-stitching too, it does kill your back and neck. Or maybe I was just sitting the wrong way haha. Would love to start again though. I might in a while since it's the perfect winter hobby I think.

Love your pillow! You can definitely tell you were the creator, it totally fits your style and it looks very well made.

aileen ♥ motu said...

oh yeah.... just imagine, sitting comfortably (with a blanket wrapped around the knees), next to some burning candles, listening to soothing music while stitching!

thx ~~

hoyoyi said...

this is so GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hoyoyi said...

wish to know where can i get this kind of fabrics, if you feels it is okay to share with - hoyoyi@gmal.com

Love your blogs and your dogs so much!

aileen ♥ motu said...

thx hoyoyi! sure, i will write to your gmail account.