Wednesday, 27 November 2013

It's cushion time!

I'm not good at maths, I never have been.  In our first patchwork class two years, Roisin, our tutor, told us that there was actually quite alot of maths in quilting.......you should've seen our collective faces drop as we snuck a few glances around to see if we were alone in our fear!  I'm pretty sure that I was planning my hasty retreat from quilting immediately until Roisin reassured us that we'd be okay, that she'd take us through it all step-by-step...........and in fairness, she has but I still don't like maths, I like the easy option!

So I guess I was a little daunted when I was asked this week to make a cushion version of a quilt I made a few weeks ago.  How do you make something three or four times smaller when you winged it to begin with?  But nevermind that, isn't it just a huge confidence boost when someone sees something you've made and wants one too?  And when that person is a fellow crafter, it's like a double thumbs-up!  Oooh it gives me the shivers! Good shivers!


So here it is....... the finished product.  Now, I couldn't take a straight-forward picture for you when I heard the meece scurrying in the kitchen.  It seems they heard that the cushion was destined for the home of their creator, Miss Thistlepatch. Well they wouldn't hear of anything less than being involved in the photo shoot, I reckon they're trying to make her come and find them.  I'm going to have to stop them from watching Annie on repeat!


I tried to let the meece out on the grass, thought they might scurry away and I'd get a cushion pic without their noses right in the picture, but they weren't having any of it....they move super fast and manage to look terribly innocent when they make it back just as  I hit "click"!


This is them, making a final "take us home Miss Thistlepatch" plea........... but they don't realise, she has enough meece eating her chocolate, she doesn't need anymore...... in fact, I don't think she can afford to keep anymore, they eat far too much!  So they're stuck with me another while, good think I love their little faces or I couldn't be putting up with this messing!




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5 comments:

Em Davies said...

Love the cushion hun, and the blog, and the fact it's going to a new home in the TP house. Gorgeous work!!! Bet Little Miss TP will love it!!

Amelia Casserly said...

Sooo I wonder have they put the word around to their relatives that cute mice are welcome in your house:)

Amelia Casserly said...

Sooo I wonder have they put the word around to their relatives that cute mice are welcome in your house:)

Naomi Collins said...

Oooooh you're funny!!! Eh, any others have to pay rent, if they do, we'll talk!

Naomi Collins said...

Thanks Em!