This was the first year I actually got organised enough to complete a Christmas wishlist and boy did I luck out :) Books for inspiration, yummy fabrics and a Go! Baby...lots of crafty goodness!
Yvonne gifted me this fabulous dresden and hexie cushion and was dedicated enough to be sewing the finishing touches on Christmas morning!!
I had been admiring this Kate Spain Fandango fabric since Yvonne used it in her pillow talk swap cushion so was majorly excited to receive this beauty.
I think it's fair to say I was very sulky at having had to put the sewing machine into hiding for the Christmas period so I decided to remedy this problem and cajoled my poor old hubby into creating me a sewing room. We (OK, 'fess up, hubby with me 'supervising') cleared out our library/family room and moved in the makings of a great crafting space. A fabric and embellishments bookcase:
a cutting and piecing table that's so big there's room for a table top ironing board:
and a sewing table that I can cover up when not in use. This is a funky old table on wheels that can be extended when necessary for bigger projects. There are also shelves underneath for more storage space for my fabrics :)
The new space inspired me to knock up this cushion in an hour or so from an Amy Butler scrap bag I had for Christmas. It's really simple but I think very effective.
I backed it with a mink coloured slub silk and a strip of pieced fabrics.
Then, as if that wasn't enough, the postlady bought me the first of many packages from my post-Christmas online fabric shopping. Yummy!! Dodgy photo but I'm sure you can see enough of the goodies to be jealous ;)
I'm sure these goodies will come in very useful as I've signed up to yet more swaps on flickr. They are so addictive!!