Monday, 26 March 2012

commission accomplished


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I find it pretty nerve racking making things for other people, don't
get me wrong I love it but I do stress myself out sometimes. When it's
a gift it's not quite so bad but when someone's commissioned you to make something, well all I can say is I'm slowly getting to used to it. I am a real fuss-pot so that probably makes it worse. However it's such a buzz when you hand over the finished item and they love it.


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Last week I caught up with making a personalised cushion that Mandi (Hi Mandi if you're reading this) asked me to make as a gift for a friend to celebrate the birth of her little girl Elise. What a perfect opportunity to use the girl version of Children at Play. Kate at M is for Make had a great wee fat sixteenth bundle of this range which worked brilliantly for this cushion. I still have the fat quarter set of the the boy version of this fabric range waiting to be turned into a quilt for Jamie - must really get onto this as he keeps asking me when it'll be done.......no pressure then!


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I've got another cushion to make, this time no names involved just some Lotta Jansdotter Echo and some linen - oh dear what a chore that'll be .... NOT, you all know how much I love Echo and of course linen! Imagine that, getting paid to work with fabric you love, I can hardly believe it myself.

I'm also working on an order for 6 personalised pencil cases and shhhh but I've got my final PIF gift on the go too.

bye for now, I'll be back soon to show off my recent giveaway successes!

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PS when photographing a white cushion it's probably advisable not to use a white background.



14 comments:

Deborah said...

Your cushion is just lovely! And I love Echo, too! Take care. Deb.

Indianna said...

It looks fantastic - 6 pencil cases - don't stress too much as I'm sure they will turn out superb and be appreciated.

Mareenchen said...

Very pretty, such a clean design. Can't wait to see your next pillow as I'm in love with Echo, too. :)

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Beautiful Nikki!

susan said...

It doesn't matter what background you use for that cushion it will look beautiful!

Fiddly Fingers said...

The cushion looks perfect! I especially like the contrasting piping around the edge.

Quilting In The Cold said...

Wow, lovely cushion

Katy Cameron said...

Yay, it looks fab!

diane said...

The pillow is perfect and you know i love Echo, too, so I'll be watching and waiting to see what you are making

Emma (My Red Wellies) said...

Love that cushion, colours are so fresh. But... ooo M for Make! Just had a nosey at that site and now my fabric wishlist is faaaar too long x

Sew,ray,me said...

So pretty! I am looking forward to seeing what you create with the Lotta fabrics, they're so gorgeous - very grown up!

Crafted by Carly said...

Gorgeous! I love the colours/fabrics you've put together. Looking forward to seeing your Lotta fabrics.....
Carly
x

Inspiredbyfelix said...

Gorgeous cushion, I love the font you chose, and the applique looks super professional...and now you're working with Echo? heaven! x

Mandi Murray said...

Hi Nikki. Just to let you know that I delivered the cushion to my friend and she loved it too! 'Absolutely beautiful' were her exact words. Thanks again, Mandi

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