Resolution Time…

It’s hard to believe we are already into the New Year, isn’t it?  Hope you all had a wonderful holiday.  Now it’s time to make our resolutions for the new year and then roll up our sleeves and get started. 

The first project I had on my “To Do” list was for a friend of mine who recently moved into a new home.  When I told her I wanted to make her a “housewarming” gift, she asked if I would consider making her a cushion for her mud/dog room.  I thought that would be a fun project, and told her she would be my first project after the holidays. 

We met at our nearby Home Fabrics store and picked out some darling fabrics that were well suited for the room, including a nice striped pillow ticking-like fabric for the cording.  Next stop was to JoAnn’s to purchase the correct size foam (where we had them cut it approximately 1/2 inch less than the measurement of the actual space the cushion was to fit). 

I scheduled some studio time at Twigs and Twist, in order to use Gretel’s work table, which made it so much easier to lay out the fabric, etc.  Gretel does alot of upholstery work and gave me some great tips along the way as well and also showed me how to wrap the foam with a layer of batting to soften the the foam’s edges as well as help to make a snug fit on the finished cusion cover. 

After gettting my cording cut out on the bias and my foam wrapped in batting, I returned home to sew together my project.  It really went smoothly and I was pleased on the final outcome.  But, I let you see it for yourself…

The finished cushion

The finished cushion in it's new home...

Erin on her new cushion

Erin testing out her new cushion.

It feels good to have my first project complete and in its happy new home!

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