I mentioned in my last post that I'd made something else on Tuesday
It started with some pompom trim that I've been keen to use for a while
I bought the blue trim when I was back in Blighty earlier this year and I bought the white one from Spotlight
I made a little Christmas gift for my sofa using the cutest retro inspired fabric I bought a few weeks back
I do love red and blue together
It was the first time I'd used pompom trim and it was surprising less difficult than I'd anticipated. So I thought I'd make a gift for my Mother In Law
Her favourite colour is green, so when I saw this fabric it had MIL written all over it. I do love cockatoos so that may have swayed me somewhat. I'd have bought the kangaroo fabric but it wasn't green enough, so cockies it was
After having an easy time with the blue trim, I foolishly thought the white trim would be equally as easy to use and decided I'd make two cushions. Once I got going I realised that the white trim was a heck of a lot more tricky, there seemed to be less room for the presser foot, only a millimeter or two but it just made it quite a bit harder to make sure only the pompoms showed.
All Christmas fabric was half price in Spotlight, so I bought some of this holly fabric for the backing. I love how 'poofy' the cushion looks. I was quite proud of myself as I initially felt like throwing in the towel when the first cockie cushion challenged my abilities, but I stuck at it and this matching pair will be winging their way off to my Ma In Law today.