Thursday, 2 July 2015

My First Cushion Ta Dah







I finished my first cushion! A simple granny square affair using 'join as you go' I used the yarn I bought in Berlin last July, so it's a nice souvenir.

Sadly C isn't convinced still, but it's found its way onto the sofa and he doesn't seem to object too much ;) My next goal is to keep it away from cat claws...

The only thing I'm not happy with is the button arrangement. I just used an assortment of odd buttons and as you can see they're not very evenly spaced. My only excuse is that I was exhausted and couldn't be bothered to rectify the situation! Maybe one day in the future.

So I feel some cushion mania coming on, it's a very satisfying project! They might have to be gifts for now though...

20 comments:

  1. It's a lovely cushion cover. Well done! The button arrangement looks fine. You can't see them when the cushion is upright so no need to redo anything! A really great first cushion! X

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Marion :) I think I probably won't redo it now :) hope all's well! X

      Delete
  2. The cushion cover came out very well indeed.. The buttons doesn't look odd as they are of same color as the yarns. Lovely project:) have a wonderful day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Anitha! I was aiming for consistency so hopefully my sloppiness wasn't noted ;) Have a great week!

      Delete
  3. I think it's lovely - and I don't really love "pastel" colours, so it must be really beautiful for me to like it! : ) I think the button work well on it, too! I've only made a cushion so far, but I'd like to make another someday, you're right, they're satisfying projects!
    Wish you a nice weekend! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Valentina that's very sweet! Hope you have a lovely week xx

      Delete
  4. Well done, it looks great! I didn't even notice the button spacing issue until you pointed it out!! I was too busy liking the button colours :-) xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Alison that's really nice to hear!! xx

      Delete
  5. It's really pretty! I made a few myself including a ripple cushion and a round one. I ended up realising they were too bright for my taste as I used the Attic 24 palette which I love, but which isn't actually 'me', and moved them on, but the making part was fun! X

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Lil! It's hard to know what the final effect is going to be isn't it. These are slightly girlier than my usual colour palette, which seems to be blue-based, and whilst I like the final effect poor C isn't' so convinced! x

      Delete
  6. I love your cushion Helen, the colours look fab, I hope you enjoy using it.Hx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Helen! It's very comfy :) x

      Delete
  7. The cushion is very pretty! I don't think anyone will notice the buttons until you point it out, so you don't have to bother about them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Pradeepa that's very reassuring :) lovely to see you back!

      Delete
  8. Very cute! My bf isn't too fond of crochet cushions either but he has accepted the blankets on the couch, so I reckon it is a good start :P

    Take care
    Anne
    Crochet Between Worlds

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Anne! That's an excellent start :) I am a bit wary of blankets on the sofa because the cats always seem to pull them with their claws, but maybe I should try a few :)

      Delete
  9. Good job! It's lovely and I really like the buttons. Cute, cute!

    ReplyDelete
  10. great cushion...I am due to make one like yours!
    Miss

    ReplyDelete
  11. The cushion looks great! Love it! Its inspired me to get on with mine now :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. It looks very cute. Congratulations for your first granny cushion!!! I don't think the buttons look odd at all. Sometimes it's exactly the imperfection what makes something stand out. And besides it is your first pillow, your own work.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting my blog, I love reading your comments :)