I love making cushion covers and have done quite a few over the years, this one was inspired by my friend giving me some totally gorgeous material.

I decided to make a cover for a 50th birthday gift.  A very lovely lady who has two gorgeous children, a perfect family of four and I thought using her family’s initials would be good.

So on a Saturday I opened up the dining room table, got out my sewing machine, favourite radio station on, coffee pot full and all this lovely material laid out and then starting planning…img_7701.jpgI cut the letters out of material backed with bonding fabric. Once ironed in place, I decided to go around the letters with my favourite embroidery stitch in a nice bright yellow embroidery thread – chain stitch 
IMG_7663Then I used the, new to me, pre-cut trimming which is iron-on but I took my friend’s advice and stitched it on too.
The cushion was presented today and I’m think I’m safe in saying it went down well.
I love giving and receiving home made gifts.
My daughter recently gave me this little cloth bag… do you like her embroidery?

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Love, Rosie

About rosiesartsandcrafts

An avid arty crafty kind of person, I can never leave anything as it was intended, as you will come to see as I post my arty and crafty blogs which follow a self-imposed challenge to create something every week and blog about whatever I've done. I hope my work will inspire your own creations but please note that the text, pictures and artwork are ©rosiesartsandcrafts unless otherwise noted; all rights reserved. The content of this blog may not be copied or used without permission. Projects and layouts may not be copied for submission to contests, magazines, or other publications in any form. For questions or comments please email
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