Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas cushion wrap ....

Having seen cushion covers like this and this and this I was thinking about making one but since I do not need any more cushion covers I decided to try a cushion wrap instead .... and am glad I did!  It was a lot less work, used less fabric, and I love how it looks.  ^^    In case you're wondering, I used 2½" squares; did not use any batting, backed it with  off white fabric and added 'ribbon' for tying it on.  I chose to use a 'tie  on' so that it would be adjustable and could fit different sizes of cushions.  And actually the ties at the back look very pretty tied in bows. 



Whilst sorting through my Christmas bins (all 4 of them) I pulled everything out, unwrapped all the goodies, and wandered down memory lane for a while before being ruthless and deciding what could not/should not be kept.  You see, the decluttering is part of downsizing which will be coming in the near future.  These snowmen, looking somewhat bedraggled and worse for wear, were made by my late daughter when she was in high school ... and that's a very long time ago.  They're made from quilt batting and an empty soup can.



Ravenwood Whimzies has been hosting a Christmas Blog Hop and this wee toque was one of the patterns offered .... these are so cute - I had to make one right away!   



Blogger gave me a bit of a scare recently when it wouldn't let me post any photos - thank goodness that only lasted a day or so.

12 comments:

WoolenSails said...

The snowmen are adorable and what a treasure to have in memory of your daughter.
I like the idea of a wrap, nice way to decorate without doing an entire pillow.

Debbie

Brigitte said...

Such a gorgeous idea to create a tie-on for the cushion. So you can use this cushion at every time of the year, just without the Christmas tie-on but maybe with a different one for Easter or other times of the year.

These little snowmen are a real treasure and wonderful memory of your daughter.

Irene said...

oh che belli!! Il cuscino è favoloso

Mii Stitch said...

The wrap is a clever idea & looks really effective!

Sarah said...

Cute, cute pillow cover...great idea!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I just love your wrap...what great colours together; you obviously have a 'good eye' for co-ordinating fabrics. I actually recognize those snowmen...did them with my daughters when they were in high school. What a keepsake for you, Kate.

desertskyquilts said...

Love your snowmen and they don't look a bit bedraggled to me! That wrap tying is a terrific idea. I actually do need some pillows around here, but I never seem to get around to making them. When I do, I'm going to remember this idea and make some solid ones I can make wraps to change with the seasons. Thanks for a great idea!

Needled Mom said...

I LOVE the cushion wrap!!! That is such a great idea.

The wee snowmen are so sweet too. I know that you must treasure them.

Linda said...

A beautiful cushion - love the simple but effective design. While they may look a bit worse for wear the snowmen still look sweet.

Jenny said...

Your little snowmen are full of special memories and love.

Merry Christmas from Jenny in New Zealand

Annette Schultz said...

great idea to do the wrap. You could do them for any season.
merry Christmas
in stitches

Renee said...

Your cushion wrap is darling! Your sweet little snowmen must hold so many sweet memories. (((Hugs)))