Friday, January 6, 2012

Christmas Gifts & Happy New Year!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that you've gotten off to a good start for the New Year!!

2011 wasn't the greatest year that I've had in my lifetime, it had a few ups and downs, so I am grateful for a new year and new starts, and I can already feel that 2012 is going to be a good one :)

It's been a while since I've blogged, and I've got a fair bit to blog about, but today I wanted to show a couple of Christmas presents.

We didn't get to spend Christmas with my parents this year. They are currently living in Finland, serving a mission for our Church. I wanted to make them something that could possibly fit in their suitcases when they come back home later this year, so I made them a couple of cushion covers from French General's Rouenneries.

.... closer .....

..... CLOSER  :) .....

I have loved making 3D pinwheels, and I don't think this will be the last cushion I make with them.

My Nana is a seamstress and has made me many gorgeous dresses throughout my life, including my wedding dress. Some of the most beautiful things she has made for me was made with silk dupioni, so I thought I'd make Nana a Swoon cushion made with silk dupioni and Anna Maria Horner's Little Folks voile. I adjusted the size to make it a little smaller at 20 inches.

I love the texture of the silk and how the colours change as the light changes.

Nana's favourite colours are purples and pinks so she really loved it.

Oh and this is some fabric goodness that I got for Christmas.....

.... gorgeous Nani Iro double gauze ... I've got plans for a simple, super soft quilt.
Thanks Mum & Dad!!


  1. I love those 3D pinwheels! And the Swoon cushions are fantastic, I have a goal to make a Swoon quilt this year!

  2. The pinwheels are amazing! Happy new year!

    Jennifer :)

  3. Love the pinwheels, just looked them up may have to put them on the loooooong list. lol

  4. Those pinwheels are beautiful! I bet mum and dad loved them!