Sunday, 1 February 2015

Friendship Cushion

Hi all,

Well, that's January out the way, the days are thankfully beginning to get a bit longer although it's still absolutely freezing!

I have some sewing to show you today, It's my big "50" birthday later this year and so a fair few of my friends are also turning 50.

The first one to celebrate is my life long friend, we were neighbours growing up and have had many laughs throughout the years.

I've made her a double sided cushion, one side to go with her decor and the other using photos of ourselves and other close friends.

The photos were printed onto printable cotton.  I then ironed them onto some Steam-a-Seam/Bondaweb, cut them out and stitched them onto some plain cream fabric. I also made up a word cloud image using www.tagxedo.com and also printed that onto cotton.



the photos




front of cushion


back of cushion


I then constructed the cushion front and back and closed with a zipper.

I'd like to link to Handmade Harbour, which is now hosted by the lovely Vicky

and Anything but a Card, who have the theme Friendship.

Okay, that's me for today, thanks so much for popping in.

Happy Crafting!

Suze xx

26 comments:

Lucy Blossom said...

What a beautiful and very thoughtful gift. I love the idea of including a word cloud.

Clare Willcocks said...

This is such a lovely idea! A photo album which is both thoughtful and functional, I bet she'll love it!

Free Spirit Designs said...

Aww what a lovely gift! I really like the double sided style, that way she can turn it around to whichever suits her fancy. I'm sure she'll be thrilled with it :) x

Lilly's Mom said...

This is a beautiful pillow. Your workmanship is so professional and I love the way you "framed" photo. I'm sure your friend will love this special gift.

Poppy Neill said...

What a lovely gift. If I were your friend this would make me cry (in a nice way) xxx

Aileen said...

Wow Suze, you've put those ugly mugs to good use!!!
Ha Ha didnt we spruce up well! She will absolutely love it. x

Aileen

Vicky Myers said...

What a thoughtful gift, I love the pictures:)

threads 'n' shreds said...

What a fabulous idea and heartfelt gift. A sensible side and a hidden meaningful side. I'm sure she will be very pleased x

Julia Nyanyo said...

What a beautiful idea and great use of tagxedo, I've used their word cloud site before but never thought to put them on fabric. Love it!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

What a beautiful keepsake Suze - the double-sided design is a brilliant idea. Love the happy photos and the text on the heart - FABULOUS!!
Sylvia xx

Julie Short said...

Your cushion is delightful. It's great you can flip it around too! Thanks for joining in at Anything But A Card this month.

Julie Short said...

Your cushion is delightful. It's great you can flip it around too! Thanks for joining in at Anything But A Card this month.

Carolee Crafts said...

A keepsake to treasure, so beautiful

Valerie-Jael said...

This is totally gorgeous, love that cushion, what a wonderful idea, your friend will be over the moon! Hugs, Valerie

Strangely Creative said...

Hey Miz Suze! What a fantastic and well thoughtful present that is, if I had that I would be floored! Its the thought thats gone into it, rather than just go out and buy something. So its your 50th this year then eh!!! I am only 23 so you are way infront of me (laughing!!!)Believe that and you will believe anything!!!!xxx

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh my missus this is just fantabydoozey I love the front and as for the back it is just the perfect gift!!!I'm sure Sandra sill will just love it x.

Fiddly Fingers said...

What a great idea for a 50th Birthday gift. A keepsake and useful too :)

Gertie said...

What a beautiful gift - so unusual. Your friend will love it xx

Emma Made said...

I love it. It looks so stylish on one side and it's so personal on the other. Just beautiful! x

Josie said...

What a gorgeous cushion, a stunning way to mark a big year!

Picto said...

What a great friendship gift. I love the pics and the word cloud. x

Brenda Burfeind said...

I absolutely love your Friendship cushion. What a fabulous idea.

Thanks for joining us over at Anything But a Card.

Ruth L said...

Beautiful way to remember a great friendship, love the idea of of a comfy pillow. Thank you for joining us at Anything but a card challenge blog!

Rita Marie said...

What an absolutely great idea and beautiful pillow, you are so creative. Thank you so much for joining us over at Anything But A Card. xo

diana fernandez said...

What a lovely creation! thanks for joining us at anything but a card.

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

What a wonderful keepsake and project commemorating friendship and celebrating the milestone. You all can be given a great big hug every time it's viewed and all the smiles, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Anything But a Card Challenges!