Over the last few months I've blogged about three cushions I've made that feature animals and little sayings. It's a little theme I've been developing called 'Sometimes you just have to...' where the animal and text link to be kind of an 'encouragement' cushion I guess. Well over the Christmas break I decided that I want to make a set of 10 in all, and I'd like to complete those ten by the end of 2012. I'm taking my sewing resolutions quite slowly at the moment, but as I already made three cushions last year, I'm hoping that challenging myself to make another seven should be achievable in a year! Here's a list showing my plans and where I am for the ten.
1.Giraffe – 'Stand tall'. Completed and sold. This was the first cushion cover I made, and the theme suggested itself from my finished piece. I can't remember why I chose to start with a giraffe, I think I just had a nice sketch of one in my sketchbook.
|This first cushion really gave me the bug for combining animals and lettering|
|Giraffe sketch evolution|
|This time I embroidered swirls on the fox to add texture|
|Sketches for the fox, and a couple of others|
|Still loving the yellow and white polkadot fabric!|
|Sketchbook plans for a mole|
|Initial lion studies|
|Getting closer...but not quite there yet|
|Initial design at the bottom, under some other rabbits that became embroidery a few posts back!|
|The mole is on his way, but I'm not sure if any of these others will make it past the qualifying stages...|
I'm going to focus on getting the mole started and then coming up with animals and words for cushions 7-10. I'll report my progress here as I go! Time to get my thinking/sketching cap on!