Sunday, 27 May 2012

Handmade Monday 68

Hello and welcome to Handmade Monday (there's more info about Handmade Monday here)

This week has been manic.  Not just work (orders, craft fair this weekend, a writing job that came from nowhere, website updating, blogging, etc) but other stuff too: babies, children, elderly people - all needing time and attention.

I did mention here that I managed to move the studio into the garden for a little sunshine - how lovely the weather has been!  It makes such a difference when the sun shines, doesn't it?


There's not much to report on the stitching front - but I did manage to run up this cushion for my Mum's 85th birthday.  It's difficult to know what to get when someone gets to that age (she always tells us she has everything she needs!) but I guess a cushion is always useful to rest your weary bones, whatever your age.

I'll be resting my weary bones this evening too, after my craft fair weekend at Kenyon Hall Farm - while my feet are up I'll be popping round to read all the blogs linking up to Handmade Monday. Do join me!

14 comments:

tillymintboutique said...

I hope the fair went well for you? I didn't manage to make it, bet it was a glorious (but hot!) weekend there! I love the design of the cushion :-) xx

Caroline Nash said...

The cushion is so pretty and sure your Mum will love it. Put your feet up and have a rest, this heat is too much and moving very fast is not required

dreamstar said...

The cushion is lovely Wendy, i'm sure your mum will love it. Handmade presents are always so appreciated by family i find. Hope your fair went well. I popped into a local one on my way home from work today and attendance was very low due to the hot weather. I am happy to be joining back in with handmade monday after a long absence with my food blog, i presume it will be classed as handmade? Apologies if it isnt. Good to be back into regular blogging x

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Hope the event went well - lots of people buying and placing oodles of orders. The cushion for your mum is lovely and I am sure she will be very pleased with it. Hope you have a good week.

Picto said...

It's a lovely cushion Wendy, I'm sure your mum will love it. I have her visiting for a couple of weeks and it's lovely. She'll be 84 in a June.

Jan x

Martha said...

what a lovely cushion! im sure it was well-received :)

craft fair? tell me more :) hope it all went ok for you. all these summer events seem to be popping up not one after the other. so much to choose from and be at! ive got 4 coming up!

Free Spirit Designs said...

I'm sure that your mum will love her cushion Wendy and appreciate the thought and care that went into creating it!

It sounds like you've has an extremely busy week! i'm glad that you've managed to spend some time enjoying this gorgeous weather amongst it all :) x

Chrysalis said...

Hi - that cushion is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it, and for the chance to share what everyone else has been up to. xx

Fiddly Fingers said...

Hope you are enjoying your well deserved rest! And yes, I think we all feel better in the sunshine :)

Tickled Pink said...

The sunshine has been fabulous hasn't it? Gorgeous cushion and such a good idea. I never know what to give my Dad for his Birthday so maybe something like that would work.

Mythillogical said...

Sounds like you could do with a cushion to rest your weary bones on after such a busy week Wendy!

Ros Made Me said...

I really like the stylised approach you have taken, it give the cushion such a jaunty air. Reminds me of 1960s cartoons, that always left you feeling really happy without a care in the world. I think you can say I really like it!

Ali said...

The cushion's lovely. I bet your
mum's pleased with her own
personal gift. Keep enjoying the
sunshine.
Ali x

Handbags by Helen said...

That's a really lovely cushion