Monday, September 17, 2012

Out of Hibernation

Remember this?

Over winter it progressed slowly and left me no time for blogging

Piecing it together was very tedious

But finally last week it was all done

....and it fits just perfectly with Little Miss' ocean theme room.

I searched high and low for ocean theme bed linen with no success until finally when I got my sewing machine earlier this year I decided to make my own.

I've decided sewing things that are basically square or rectangular is not that hard after all.

I even made cushion covers and table runners to match.

My son wasn't so keen on all those bright colours so I made this set for his room.

I'm just loving making cushion covers in all shapes and sizes and adding lots of buttons. 

It's so difficult to find extra wide sheeting fabric where we live so I adapted the design by adding panels.

...and then made this final cushion cover last week.

This old box once started out as a munitions box my father used while working for the water board in Melbourne. He carried two of these in his work vehicle with explosives inside which he used to blast up rocks where pipes needed to be laid.

After retiring I inherited the boxes from Dad and repurposed them into toy boxes for my then baby boy.

...and now after a good long spell as a toy box I've reinvented one of them into a box to store my wool stash!

I painted it beige and cut up a cushion cover that matches my chair to glue on top and inside the lid.

It also doubles as a great side table for my cup of tea.


  1. How productive season has been!
    I loved and enjoyed with every single detail of your post!
    Colours you chose,cloths, paintings, crochets all of them look wonderful!
    Very well done indeed!
    Hugs and kisses!

  2. Hello. I´m very impressed....all looks wonderfull and the cushion covers are great.
    Best to you both
    Wuff and LG Aiko