Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Bikes and Flowers

I think I should really rename this blog "Mrs Biddle makes cushions" as I seem to make and post about so many. I made these two larger cushions to go on our bed. It's a regular sight late at night in our house to see me and Mr Biddle propped up in bed reading the paper or a book, and I felt we needed some proper cushions on which to prop. So I chose his and hers fabrics and used large inserts (65x65cm) from Ikea.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Superhero Capes

So my other handmade Christmas contribution was to make nine of these little dressing up capes - two for B and the rest as presents for all his little friends. I had so much fun picking out the fabrics and felt, mostly from my stash, and sewing these up, imagining little bodies running around pretending to be super heroes, kings and queens and ringmasters. 
The pattern I used for these little capes was found via Pinterest from here. The only change I made to this tutorial was to use felt for the stars and letters on most of the capes which saved having to use bondaweb.
The only problem now is that B refuses to wear either of the capes I made for him, preferring to wear the Wise Man cape I ran up in about three minutes for the Christmas Eve Crib Service at our local church. I'm sure he'll love them eventually!