Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What's on my Workdesk Wednesday

Morning folks...it's the middle of the week once again....the magical day Wednesday when all us nosey parkers join together to have fun over at Julia's place....aka WOYWW and surprise surprise no cardmaking stuff on my desk today.    That doesn't mean that the demo stuff is finished....I just felt in need of a little break from inking stamping and sticking....so this is what I am playing with today.....
My lovely buddy Anne....Simply Create's very own queen of all things fabricy and sewing gave me one of her Shaggy Raggy Patchwork Cushion Kits for Christmas.....I only got it last week as we were unable to meet up before Christmas due to the mountain of snow that landed in our neck of the woods and it seems that I have been specially selected to road test the kit before it goes on sale to the crafty public....I know what Anne's thinking...she knows me too well.....if I can make this cushion
ANYONE CAN!!!  
So I sat down last night with a cuppa and the instructions...oh dear you all know by now that I am not noted for following instructions so specs cleaned and in place...brain switched on and here we go.....
all the fabric squares and wadding required are pre-cut...how cool is that....so following the instructions to the letter I matched them all up....so far so good....well how difficult can it be and this may be a statement that I live to regret....onto the next step....sew each square diagonally....one down....just 17 to go and then a case of stitching them altogether....will it look anything like a cushion when I am all done...watch this space.
and seeing as the sewing machine is smoking today.....time to have a play with some fabric and a fabilicious Hero Arts for a workshop coming to Simply Create soon

Happy crafting whatever you are playing with today and I do believe The Furry One will be in charge tomorrow.....announcing the winner of his give-away and permission has been granted for another little clear out.
Hugs Kath xxx
Edited to add: I've had quite a few e-mails asking which ink pad I used to stamp on the fabric....I use Versafine Onyx Black and leave it a few moments to dry before I handle it...this is fine for fabric projects that are not going to be washed...I would assume that Momento or  Ranger Archival would be OK too.  

37 comments:

  1. Looks very neat. Can't wait to see how this cushion turns out.

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  2. Morning Kath & Buddy Cushion looks great can't wait to see the finished result.Love the flower as well.
    Have a good day.

    kathleen x

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  3. Oh Kath so very lovely special colour combo.. good choice! and thanks for sharing,
    Shaz In OZ.x #25

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  4. ooh all looks very productive to me.. like the Hero Arts flower :))
    Happy Woywwing
    Jennie #2

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  5. Love those patchwork squares, it will be grand when you finish it.

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  6. Hi Kath ,hope you have fun with the cushion. Looking forward to meeting up Friday -- will it be finished he he !
    mmmm liking the hero flower too !
    Anne xxx

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  7. Beautiful fabric Kath. Love the stamped flower, just fab. Hugs to you both. Could do with a larger furry foot-warmer today. lol Hugs Anesha

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  8. Love the cushion Kath and the flower, see you on Saturdayx

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  9. Looks like a very pretty pillow in the works. Happy WOYWW!

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  10. oooh Kath those fabric swatches look GORGEOUS! love those. Joey xx

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  11. oooh looking forward to seeing the end results, it looks fabulous so far :o)
    Hugs Tab xxx

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  12. I trust the cushion will be finished and ready for inspection on Friday? lol
    looks great - and you have more pressies to look forward to
    Debz
    xx

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  13. Hi Kath
    oh i luv the fabric, very pretty, happy sewing,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (26)

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  14. I can't wait to see the finished cushion!
    Clare x

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  15. Nice one Kath, interesting alternative post and I look forward to the finished product.
    JoZarty x

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  16. the fabric is gorgeous, would love to see the finished result of your cushion, i think it is fab. when you showed the sneak previews the other day it did look like you did it on fabric! wow! what ink pad did you use to stamp on fabric?

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  17. Can't wait to see that finished cushion. Love the fabric flower too!

    Love Lynda xxx

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  18. Looking forward to seeing the finished cushion, it looks very promising.

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  19. Love your fabric flowers, thats my next project to try as I want to make a brooch for my friend. I hadn't thought about stamping on it too though, what a clever idea! Tracey x

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  20. This looks a lot of fun, making your own cushion. I love the fabric it is beatiful and what a great idea to stamp on the fabric to create your own flowers.
    have a great evening
    Sinikka;-)

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  21. Hi Kath and buddy - can't wait to see how your cushion turns out x

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  22. Your cushion will look lovely when it's finished. Great idea getting it all cut out and with the wadding to. Love your stamping onto fabric. I think I'll try that I work with fabrics. I want to get some into my cards. Hugs x ChrisB

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  23. wonderful flower buttons the project will be beautiful.

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  24. Hi Kath and gorgeeelious Buddy. The cushion fabric is lovely. I especially like the chintz design. I'm not one for these modern fabrics...give me cottage chintz, or ditsy florals any time x

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  25. Correction, Kath. After another look, I would say that the floral fabric looks more like folk art painting, and not chintz...sorry!

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  26. ooh now that looks quite a do-able cushion - lovely fabric choices. Love the idea of a smokin' machine!!

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  27. Ooh, this looks lovely, I love all the different fabrics, can't wait to see it finished!

    Love Beth xx

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  28. Looks like a wonderful project! Cann't wait to hear the rest of the story and see a finished product.

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  29. Gosh Kath, What a lovely selection of fabric. Can't wait to see how it looks made up.
    hugs
    Marion

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  30. Beautiful fabrics and love the touch of a HA fabric flower, you just can't leave them alone can you!!

    Hugs
    Brenda 100

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  31. Those fabrics are positively yummy! Would love to see the finished cushion.
    Tertia 110

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  32. Beautiful fabric, love the flowers you created out of it!

    Thanks for the peek! :D

    ♥Tracey♥...ƸӜƷ

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  33. All gorgeous Kath, can't wait to purchase Anne's kits they look totally amazing, hope you've managed to complete your cushion x

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  34. Wow Kath, those colors are just gorgeous! I can't wait to see it when it's done! I don't like to sew, though I have had some quilt ideas in my head for each of my boys for awhile. But we'll see. Let us know how easy it was so I'll be prompted to get on with it!

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  35. I must admit to being a little envious of your fabrics. The colours and patterns go so well together. You will have such fun making it.
    Sue xx 67

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  36. beautiful fabrics. Love the color and prints. Can't wait to see the finished work.

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  37. Oh cannot wait to see the cushion finished and love the fabric flowers you have made will have to give that a go ~ Nicky 24

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Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx