The Big Bro cushion journey started back in March 2014 with my huge order of yarn for my Summer Flight throw.
I played around with colour combos and the zingy colours I love: Jaffa, Turquoise, Bright Pink, Magenta, Sunshine. All in Stylecraft Special DK acrylic.
and trying out yet another ripple/zig-zag style
One evening whilst babysitting with Big Bro (then just 3, nearly 4) and Little Bro and rattling along with the zingy colours, Big Bro said ‘Granny, what are you making?’ ‘A cushion’, I said
‘For my bed?’ he said in such a sweet enquiring voice, I just had to say ‘YES!’
But then of course I had to make 2 cushions – one for Little Bro as well, so I made them in tandem.
I take my crochet with me everywhere – here is Big Bro’s WIP (work in progress) acting as a tea cosy whilst I work on Little Bros cover, over a tea time snack in a cafe garden. Sitting in a cafe or a pub with a friend chatting and knitting or crocheting is one of my very favourite things to do! (anyone else with me on this???)
I finished both covers together
and the boys were delighted with them
Big Bro was particularly fascinated with the buttons and that he could take the cover off
Little Bro decided it made a good table when enjoying a snack
The boys seemed very happy with their cushions and placed them on their beds
Or so you would think ………. there is more to this tale of two cushions, which I will tell you another day.
One day I also hope to do a round up of all the crocheted cushions I’ve made with tutorials, but wow that takes so much time to do – I SO admire and appreciate everyone who does brilliant tutorials – they are a lot of work! Fun to do, but a lot of work!
Happy hooking! And Happy Easter!
First cut of the lawn today. I’ve been itching to cut it for a couple of weeks, but just could not rouse the mower from hibernation. Luckily a kind neighbour stepped in with a magic touch and Brrrrm! I was Off! Keeping it plain for now, but you can click on the links to see the designs from other years. This was last year. And here are the waves of 2013. And the grass spirals of years past. Grass Art I like to call it! The picture below is from 2009.Do you play around with patterns in the garden?