Thursday, 23 May 2013

Cars

My friend's wee boy turned two last week. Like many little boys his age, he absolutely loves cars. As part of his birthday a gift, I made him this cushion...

I think he quite liked it because when I gave it to him, he hugged it a lot and shouted "cars" several times! As usual, I just bought a plain cushion (navy this time from here) and used bondaweb to appliqué on the felt and fabric car shapes, then added some bright buttons for the wheels. It was quite nice to make something for a little boy for a change as I often make things for wee girls having a daughter myself as well as six nieces!

Above is a little cross stitch picture I am working on for another friend who is due to have a baby boy next month. It is another Stitching Shed kit and has been so nice to work on, such lovely bright colours and a sweet design.

I am also busily working away on the little knitted blanket for my friends wee girl, as well as an appliqué picture, crochet brooches, and hopefully Miss M's little summer dress! Lots and lots to keep me occupied! What are you knitting, stitching or crafting at the moment?

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25 comments:

  1. Lovely gifts. Handmade things are the best :) The cushion is lovely, it looks perfect, you must have a very steady hand to sew so evenly! xx

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  2. I love your work . So good to see such a simple idea look so absolutely stunning. Love it all

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  3. You are quite a busy bee at the moment! I have a crochet baby blanket as a gift on the hook right now, plus a few embroidery projects that I'll probably have to take on holiday to actually get started, the list could go on, no doubt like me you have a zillion others ideas and projects in your imagination! Your gift recipients are very lucky indeed! Chrissie x

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  4. You are so talented, I am sure your little one loved it. Really admire your cross stitching....it's coming along so nicely!
    xx, Shari

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  5. These are really nice- I'm sure they'll be much loved.

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  6. Just perfect for a little boy who's just turned 2! :) x

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  7. I love the cushion - especially the buttony wheels! :-)
    Carly
    x

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  8. The cushion is adorable! You did a great job on it and I love his reaction when you gave it to him. That's so cute. The cross-stitching is looking terrific; I'm working on a small one right now myself and I have a bigger sampler planned for later in the summer. It's such a relaxing craft.

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  9. The buttons on the cars are so great, they really make it. Jo x

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  10. The pillow is lovely, I bet he loved it. Boys love their cars.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  11. What a gorgeous pillow. You certainly know how to appliqué girl. It looks amazing, love the button wheels!! The stitching shed cross stitch looks fab it will make such s lovely gift. It sounds like you have a fair bit going on. Looking forward to see the blanket and the dress. Lots going on here, it seems to be baby time!! Xo

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  12. What a sweet cushion, I'm not surprised he was excited!
    Such a beautiful cross stitch .... I'm off to check them out.
    love jooles xxx

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  13. Aah, so cute - I love his reaction! I'm knitting a cushion and have another little quilt on the go. Hoping to make progress on both this weekend though I need to do some gardening too. x

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  14. How my son would have loved that cushion when he was that age. He was obsessed with vehicles, buses, trains, bin wagons he used to make me sit and draw them for him. What a wonderful gift. Sarah x

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  15. The cushion is just great, love the button wheels, and your cross stitch looks great too, made gifts are just so much nicer than bought x

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  16. Love it ... the little cars are so cute ... and perfect for a little boy ... Bee xx

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  17. A beautiful and personal cushion for your friend's little boy to treasure, and what an amazing cross stitch.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  18. Ah beautifully done and the buttons are 'spot on'! How lovely to have such a sweet reaction from the little one!
    Your crossstitch looks great too - very relaxing - such a busy bee you are.
    Joy x

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  19. Aw so cute. Your friends boy will love that I'm sure....a beautiful keepsake x

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  20. This is a lovely idea, it works really well! The little boy will enjoy his car cushion for a long time, I'm sure!
    Helen x

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  21. Handmade gifts are the best - your friends boy must adore his new cushion, it's absolutely perfect for a 2 yr old boy!
    Em xx

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  22. You are busy!! The car cushion is lovely, it's very sweet. I should make something similar for my son, he'd love it. I am trying to finish a large granny blanket...I'm a bit bored of it to be honest - it takes hours to get all the way round it! x

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  23. I love the cushion, it's so much harder to make things that boys will like, but you've really nailed it. I am making a bag with a rabbit on for a friend's birthday tomorrow, so I'd better get on with it! Julie x

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  24. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've just read the whole of yours and now feel very inspired. Your Miss M is the same age as my Miss E so I will show her some of your projects! x

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  25. I love the car cushion. I really should make something like that for my boys. I'm always so busy sewing pretty flowery things, mainly to sell, that I don't always make time to create things for the boys. It is possible to make lovely things even with a boyish theme. Fiona x

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