Saturday, 17 August 2013

A Love/Hate Affair With Crafts.

I am the worst at starting craft projects and never finishing them. I have four cross stitches half done in a box which I should probably complete. I've also bought so many card making things that I should open a shop. Craft magazines are the best thing ever as you can pretend you are amazing at something whilst terribly sucking at it. 

See I never used to be bad. I got an a* in my gcse textiles, I just forgot how to do it. Which is why I asked my darling Scott to get me a sewing machine for my birthday. At least then projects can be quick and I love the sound of a sewing machine hammering the fabric into something that resembles a shop bought item.

So I set myself a task, not an easy one for me. To create an envelope cushion cover for Max with the logo of the Aquabats. If you aren't familiar with them then here is a photo.

Yes that's a simple logo. An outline of a circle with an A in the middle. Until you realise that cutting circles in fabric that can easily fray isn't the easiest of tasks.

As you can see I just about managed it. For my first try it wasn't too bad. I wasn't too fussed about the blue cover as I knew I needed some excess on all sides to sew together. After an hour of dodgy machine sewing I finished it. Granted I did it with white thread instead of black I still think I did a good job. Not the neatest but it's a cushion. It looks like one!

So I snuck into Max's room and popped it in his bed with him. He snuggled straight up to it and fell asleep so I'm assuming it was a hit! He now brings it everywhere with him so I should probably make him a smaller, more portable one.

Are you crafty? If so what have you made recently?


  1. Well done Laura, it looks great :)
    I used to stitch Mulberry bags for 6 months, but haven't done it for 3 years so I always wonder how I'd be behind a sewing machine now!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

    1. Give it a try and stitch me a bag while youre at it ;) haha

  2. im the same as you re wip!! I really musthave at least 20 atm!! since having my daughter ive picked up one of my small cross stitch kits but am finding it difficult to do much! xx


Blogger Template Created by pipdig