Sunday, June 10, 2012

Ta Dah Sunday

 My little family is really excited to be moving in a few weeks. We are going to turn the basement at the new house into a family room and so I have been mentally designing and arranging all kinds of things. We will need to buy a new sofa set once we get moved in, but it may take a little time to find what we want and we want the space to be comfortable. I have an easy chair and my rocking chair that will go down there for now. I wanted a big floor pillow too. I couldn't find anything that I remotely liked anywhere so I decided to make my own. I bought a huge pillow form. 45"x35". I also bought some really pretty batik fabric. I woke early this morning and cut the fabric and made the pillow cover.
This is the back before I sewed it together, here is the front.
I guess I am the only one who will know which side is the front and which is the back, lol. I then spent a happy couple of hours sewing it all together.
Yes, it was still dark outside when I was doing this. If you read my blog you know most of my crafting is done before the sun comes up. Here is the pillow.

It is very comfy. Autumn is already using it. When I finished I pulled out my Granny Ripple to work on the border. The whole time I have been making it I have been wondering what the heck I would do with it. It doesn't match our living room or either of the bedrooms. So imagine how happy I was when I realized it goes perfectly with the pillow that is going to be in the family room. When I started the blanket we had no idea we would move this summer.
Yippee! Cause I love this blanket. Not quite done yet. That will be another post soon. Please excuse the mess. We have boxes everywhere all over our house.
  Just one more thing to show before we go down into town to have some fun. I made this plastic bag holder for work. We go through an unbelievable amount of plastic bags. We use them to send dirty clothes home. I take care of babies in a nursery.

It is hanging from my kitchen cabinet at the moment. Turned out well. If anyone wants to make one let me know and I will post a tutorial. It only took about an hour and a half to make. You can't see what a mess our kitchen is right now either. The whole house is. But instead of frustrating me, we are so excited to be moving out of this tiny place that having boxes everywhere is a small thing to deal with.
 Now we are off. We are going to buy my husband some new shoes then we are going downtown to the big library and the pedestrian mall. There is always something fun to do there and it is going to be in the 90's again today. Have a fabulous Sunday! Talk to everyone soon.

P.S. I forgot to take photos of the things I made for Sue in the Jubilee swap. Duh. She was lovely and posted pics. Hope over to see her blog. She is amazing with needle and thread. Really amazing.


  1. Wow you have been proper busy! I remember when we were getting ready to move there was no way I had time to create. Well anything other than a mess that is!
    All your ta dahs are awesome I live the floor cushion.

    1. I have said it before, and it is true. The only way I have time to craft is that I really don't sleep much. Maybe four hours a night. It isn't even insomnia. I wake refreshed and ready to go. Always been that way. I was also just thinking of you before I got on the computer. I found a scrap of paper that had your address on it, from when I sent you the giveaway you won. Talk to you soon. :)

  2. I just love this floor cushion, the fabric and colours are gorgeous, I bet it's really comfy. Good luck with the move, it must be a busy time for you, I don't know how you survive on 4hours sleep, I need 8 !!!!
    Your ripple blanket is beautiful and what a stroke of luck it matches the cushion, I hope you'll share some photo's when your room is finished. Deb xxx

    1. I will definitely share photos. I haven't been this happy to move since I was a youngster and went out on my own. Talk to you soon.

  3. Hello Kashi! Please visit my blog, I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award!
    Have a wonderful day! Barbina

  4. Kashi, I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award as well! Oh well, you lucky girl, you get two awards! Love your pillow. :)