You know what I love? I love when I make something and post a photo on my Facebook page, that someone else loves it too and immediately orders one! That's exactly what happened a couple of weeks ago when I finished the ring bearer's cushion for my brother-in-law's upcoming wedding!
The customer requested specific fabric for the cushion - which I had none of! Lucky for me, I'm in a few fabulous FB groups, and put a call out for scraps of Sugar Flower. Even luckier for me, a couple of lovely women came to the rescue! And yesterday, I spent the afternoon putting the order together.....
I adore this little paper piecing pattern by Quiet Play. I already have another one printed out, ready to make a third! I used the old faithful Aurifil #2024 to piece and quilt all the little pebbles on the front. I'm getting pretty damn good at those damn pebbles! It's taken a few projects to get in to my pebbling groove - proof that practice makes better.
Can you believe the back of the cushion is made from two scraps?!!?!? Thanks Toni!!! I love how bright and sunny this print is.
I heart hearts!
My favourite, but most nerve wracking part of these cushions, is the stamping. I bought these divine little stamp sets before Christmas, not having any purpose in mind - just because they were cute! And they have already been used twice! Who knew!??!
And just because I've been talking about it for weeks now, Chloe started school today! In what I can only describe as "an end of an era", today ended 15 years of having a child/children home with me. Whilst I can confirm I did not cry when we dropped her off, I cannot deny my throat closing over and choking up last night when I got her uniform out. And I can also not deny the tears that were shed this morning whilst I was by myself. I'm sure there will be more tears over the coming weeks and months, when I find myself wondering where my little quiet companion is?
The four most precious "little" people in my life.
And the fifth, who started work late so he could continue the tradition of taking our kids to their first day of school.
THIS is what I will miss!
I'm linking up with Pretty Bobbins and Quiet Play - You can too!