Another festive project has been completed. This is Snowman Make Me Smile, by Lynette Anderson Designs. I bought the pattern from Cross Patch, in North Wales, (thank goodness for the internet!!) and used some a spotty cream fabric as the background for the stitchery, a selection of DMC threads, and I was ready to get started. A piece of weaveline was fused to the back of the fabric, and then the stitchery design was added. The pattern included an iron-on transfer, which is so much quicker than trying to trace it by hand...
...this gorgeous red wool felt and pom-pom trimming was bought from The Eternal Maker (I love how cute these pom-poms are - so much better than real snow balls!) and the centre piece is appliqued onto the cushion front. I used some fabrics also designed by Lynette, from her Starry Night collection. This cute hand panted wooden snowman button was the perfect embellishment to finish it off. The cushion front was quilted with Aurifil thread, and I used more fabrics from the same collection for the back, and used an enclosed zipper. A plump feather cushion inner was tucked inside...
...and here's the finished cushion. The feature fabric on the outer border is my absolute favorite. I've now got 3 festive pillows made with Lynette's patterns, and they all look super grouped together. Mr F says they look very comfy, but I've told him they are for decoration only, and he'd better not actually sit on them!
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