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A cushion jumper

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Hello friends, how have you been? Life here has been the normal mix of school, church and craft activities. I’ve transformed my living room from fresh spring…

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…to cosy autumn.

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I updated the twigs above my fireplace with sparkly apples, autumn leaves, felt apples and mushrooms and a couple of orange slices.

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I also changed my cushion covers for cosy knitted/crochet covers in autumnal colours.

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And this week I celebrated one year of (fairly) successful homeownership – hurrah!

I’ve just enjoyed a week off from school. My challenge was to finally unpack those last few boxes which had been lurking under beds/taking up space on my craft room floor! It took three days, multiple black bin bags and a trip to the charity shop, but I now feel that I’ve properly unpacked – hurrah!

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This jumper very nearly ended up at the charity shop, but at the last minute I snatched it back from the bag. I’ve rarely worn it (it was way too big when I bought it but I couldn’t be bothered to take it back to the shop!) but I love the colours. And I realised that it would make a super cosy cushion cover, a perfect addition to my autumnal loving room!

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I was a bit hesitant at first – my Mum and Granny always drilled it into me that you can’t go cutting knitted fabrics! – but I took the plunge and found it was actually easier than I expected. After I cut the pieces to the right size I whizzed it through the sewing machine (going over all the seams twice, just to make sure they hold), turned it the right way round then crocheted along one edge to make button holes to keep it closed.
Ta dah!

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I’m really pleased with how it turned out and it only took about half an hour too! I’m now on the look out for other jumpers to cut up…

Happy flower at home

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A couple of years ago I made a beautifully happy flower, following instructions from the Lovely Lucy over at Attic24. (Read about it here and here.)

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I loved the bright colours and the pretty beads – but after I’d finished making it I had no idea what to do with it. It ended up on my notice board ‘for the time being’…and stayed there for the next 16 months! In fact, it only moved because I had to pack it up to move house.

Now, my packing process was rather haphazard – I kinda had my own sorta system, but it was mostly based on me packing my most favourite things into boxes first, then just throwing in everything else in a last minute rush!

So I came across a lot of lovely surprises as I unpacked. And the happy flower came to light at just the right time. As I undecorated after Christmas I hated how bare everything looked and decided to redecorate as I went along. The star on my front door was replaced with the happy flower.

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Please excuse the bad picture – I’m rarely home during daylight hours at the moment, so have to rely on flash which isn’t the best! Anyway, I also really like how the happy flower looks from the outside, all lit up from behind.

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So here it will stay…for the time being! I like to change my decorations through the year so it will probably be replaced at some point. But I’m glad it has a better home than my notice board now 🙂

DSCN2323P.S. It’s 3 years since I registered with WordPress – hurrah!