Wednesday 4 July 2018

Using what you have

I've had a couple of plain white Ikea pillows stored in vacuum bags for at least three years, maybe longer.  My daughter gave them to me and I did use them for a while but they were pretty boring really so I stored them away getting them out every now and then thinking I would put them in the charity bag, but couldn't quite bring myself to.

Then I had a thought, (I do occasionally have a good idea).  I could crochet a pillow front :-)

And best of all, it wouldn't cost me anything because I had plenty of Stylecraft sitting there taking up space.

I found a tutorial for the pom pom edging on you tube, I think it was a Bella Cocoa tutorial and I love it!

The second one is a bit more muted but again all yarn is from stash.

I think this one needs pom poms too but Mark said it looks ok without, what do you think?
shall I add some pom poms? maybe on the corners?

A bit miss matched but that's ok for where they will be...more about that next time

The back of both cushions look like this

I sewed the crochet front to the pillow cover by hand because I thought it would be easier than using the machine, and it was.

It was one of those projects that just worked and turned out, (for once) how I had seen it in my mind.

Don't you just love it when that happens :-)

Until next time