Monday, 21 April 2008

gumdrop pillow finished! (and amazingly still together. so proud)

My version of Amy Butler's Gumdrop pillow

Another project has been crossed off my to-do list - hurrah! I finally finished the Amy Butler gumdrop pillow for Zak's room. I say finally cause it's been sitting on the dining room table in two pieces for three weeks while I got myself together enough to visit Spotlight for the filling. And while I couldn't do a "slipstitch" to save my life - so you can't see the thread/seam - and ended up with one icky seam, I'm just a little proud of my efforts. I'm no sewer so the fact it's endured Zak's enthusiastic bellyflops and my (temporary!) rather large self for two whole days without bursting open makes me think there's hope it'll last at least a week!

Zak's new reading zone. I tried to get him to sit there and read for the photo, but he was much more interested in the construction zone...

I've popped it in Zak's room as our reading corner cause I'll be moving the rocking chair on to the nursery soon and we need somewhere cosy to sit for morning, lunchtime, afternoon, evening, bedtime stories (he loves books).
While at Spotlight I picked up some new fabric for my chair which I will attempt to start recovering this week. Sometimes I bore even myself though - I ended up with a light beige velvet cause I figured that way it could move to any room and look OK.
And in other decorating news... the carpet sample went back with no love. It's too scratchy, so we're going with a plusher option in a similar colour. We have six and a half weeks left to get the guttering fitted, carpet installed, wardrobes bought and put together (good old Ikea - beat our builder's quote by $1500!!), walls and ceiling painted in the bedroom/nursery and the lighting changed. And that's providing this fidgety baby doesn't decide to come early. EEK! Wish us luck, I think we'll need it...
x
PS: Thanks again to Holly at Decor8 for the pattern!

7 comments:

Danielle Melnyczenko said...

Aww thats soo cool. I bet little Zak just loves it :) The patterned fabric is very hip and I wouldn't have guessed that you never sew in a million year, great job :D

Courtney said...

well done! I LOVe that fabric. Just hearing your to-do list is wearing me out, and I'm not even preggo! You go girl!

zoesquid said...

I love that pillow. A friend of mine has made two now and they look fabulous. Im trying to finish off a few UFO's before taking these on!

Penelope Boyd said...

This looks great, I love the giraffe fabric. I might have to make one or two of these for our living room - another thing to add to the list!

Sarah said...

Great work on the cushion! I love it! Sounds like you are in major nesting mode!

Victoria said...

I found you through Decor 8. I made one of these as well recently (no photo yet) and the only thing still undone is the dreaded slipstitch, which I have tried a few times and failed at. Argh! Great pattern though and I like the print you used.

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