I am reading in blogland that Autumn is in the air in Blighty and that children are heading back to school and generally that Summer is nearly over. I thought it might be a good time for a treat.
It's Labour Day here. Which means a day off. We've been out and about a lot this weekend, but today has been spent making this:
Yes indeed. I made that. Not just sewed it. Made it up. From scratch. Me. I have realised how easy envelope cushion covers are to make, and now I want to revamp every cushion in the house. But I want to start with a thank you giveaway.
I had an idea that it might be good to have my own interpretation of what seems to be the craft mascot of the moment.
Google is awash with owl images so it was all a bit bewildering at first. But eventually, I found this one and knew that I could make it work with what was in my head.
I then spent lots of time faffing around with different scraps of fabric and generally making a mess. I hadn't used my sewing machine in a couple of months so that was all a bit daunting too. But in the end, it all came together pretty well.
Okay, so it's all a bit rough around the edges, but I think that makes it more home-made looking. And I like the perplexed expression. (If I didn't exist yesterday and now found myself living on a cushion cover, I think I'd be a bit perplexed too...).
I wasn't quite sure what to do about the feet (talons? claws?). But then a particular piece of fabric emerged at the top of the heap and I knew this would be just the thing.
Anyway, all this is a prelude to saying thank you. Eight months ago I had no idea how to sew or to crochet, and I didn't read blogs. Neither did I know that there was such a fab support network of lovely people out there just bursting with goodwill and enthusiasm waiting to cheer me on. So I thought I'd say thank you with my owl mascot.
I'm also very preoccupied with my move coming up. So, I thought that should come into it somehow too.
Here's all you have to do:
1. If you'd like the chance to win the owl cushion cover ( padding not included but it's about 17 inches square), then please leave me a comment telling me where you'd like to live in the world.
2. You don't have to worry about what you'd live off, or whether you could take your pet giraffe, or where your kids would go to school, or whether there will be sweetpeas there. All that is included in your fantasy place.
3. Maybe you're already living in your dream location (lucky duck). If so, I'd love to hear about it.
3. And if you blog about my giveaway on your blog, come back and leave me another comment and you'll be entered twice.
That's it really. Hope you like it.
Oh yes, forgot to say the posts will be open until 19 September.