At the beginning of last week I scored a finish; but the turn of events since then has meant I haven't told you all about it. So sorry!
So whilst the computer gods are playing nice, the health gods are giving me a little break, and the kids, well they are doing something I probably don't want to know about, I am going to get this out there!
Back in the summer I chose a bundle of home dec/curtain weight fabric from Terry's Fabrics, and here is the first of a couple of makes, which I also declared as part of the Q4 FAL.
A lovely pair of pouffes!
I used Susan - Living with Punks' excellent tutorial, and made them as big as I could. I have a 22" quilting hoop, which I knew would come in useful for drawing big circles one day! I ordered the pompom trim from here, the only big ones I could find at a reasonable price, and they are excellent quality.
They are filled with a kilo of polyfil stuffing each, which makes them lovely and soft, and perfect for footstools or lounging on.
The deco-weight fabric is perfect for these, and I used the heavy duty poly-thread that came in my FQR goody bag, because no-one wants a pouffe busting at the seams do they?
They have gone down a treat with the kids, and look really cheerful, and right now we could do with plenty of cheerful.
Thank you Terry's Fabrics; the girls and I have plans for the pink gingham tomorrow!
Well the weather wasn't as bad here as it could have been, so we are all intact, and today I have even managed a couple of hours at the sewing machine - woo hoo!