Friday, November 16, 2012

Day 6: The Henry Glass Very Merry Holiday Party


Wow, we have been having such a fun time so far! Are you enjoying all of the inspiration? We hope that you continue to follow us here or on Facebook as we continue to roll out some fun things around here. Today we have two more fabulous designers, Jana Nielson of Izzy & Ivy Designs and illustrator Delphine Cubitt. You can find Delphine's post below.


Remember to keep guessing in the baby photo part of our party in order to be eligible for our grand prize giveaway! All of the details are here!Are you ready for some more baby photographs? Here are two more! Look at these two lovely babies! So adorable!


Next, we have Delphine's post. What an adorable pillow!


Today we have guest blogger, Delphine Cubitt. She's been here before and she's lots of fun! You can read her previous interview here. She's designed Applique Santa Claus for you and here's her tutorial.


1. Cut out the square of background fabric, for this I have used the red 'Cat and Fiddle' fabric.
2. Lay over the next panel of fabric, (for this I have used the black and white check) Iron a hem in the fabric pin in to place and applique' on to background fabric.


3. Then lay on the next panel of fabric, again iron a hem around the edge and pin in to place. This will be the fabric behind the Santa's head. (I have used the blue star fabric) Applique' this piece in to place.


4. Cut out the pieces of fabric for the Santa's head, hat and body, pin in to position and Applique' around each element. You don't have to but I have used a bit of stuffing in the Santa nose, beard and hat.
5. When all the elements are sewn in to place, you can now stitch Santa's eyes and smile in black cotton. This is the front of your cushion completed.

Now you are ready to sew the backing on to your cushion.



1. Cut a piece of your chosen fabric (I have used the black and white check again!) The same width as your cushion but only 2/3rds the height, Hem the top edge of this piece and lay face down on to your cushion. (Also facing up!)


2.Now follow instruction no.1 again but hem the bottom edge of this piece of fabric. So that when you lay this piece down it overlaps the first (see picture)
3.Now sew all around the edge of your cushion, so you are sewing the front to the back. 


4. You can now turn your cushion the right side out. Your cushion is now complete You just need a cushion pad to pop inside it and your work here is done!


As you can see my cushion has already found itself with a home. Just after photographing it for the Blog, I found Alfie curled up on the sofa cuddling 'his' new cushion.....Oh blimey, if his two brothers see it I will have to make 2 more.....I think I need a thimble, or 10!!

As part of the giveaway I will send the winner the fabrics to make the Santa Cushion. Please leave a comment here and I will draw a name by midnight November 23, 2012. Good luck!

Thank you, Delphine!
-hg


28 comments:

Kim Q said...

What a cute pillow...no wonder Alfie loves it! Thanks for the chance to win.

Abbigail said...

Everyone loves a nice comfy pillow! That's so pretty.
hulseybg at gmail dot com

bairdmtn said...

I have three grandchildren that need a Santa pillow to snuggle to! How very cute ans squishable! I could use one to cuddle to myself!!

LeAnne said...

That cushion is so adorable.

Kathy MacKie said...

Love to cushion, thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

The Santa pillow is darling. I would love to make one. By the way, Alfie is darling too. Thanks

Carrie P. said...

Adorable pillow and Alfie looks sweet all curled up waiting for Santa.

Judy1522 said...

Your pillow is adorable. Thank you for the tutorial.

bethstrand said...

What an adorable photo. I just love seeing someone using something I made...that's the best appreciation ever! pbstrand@msn.com

Kathy H said...

I can see why everyone would want that pillow. The Santa is so cute.

Fiesta said...

Thank you or the chance and for sharing your lovely memories.

scottylover said...

Adorable pillow! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Sandy A

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Very cute...and lovable, obviously!!

Cecilia said...

My granddaughters would love that cushion! Thanks for the tutorial.

Jill Finley said...

Delphine, your project is darling. Thanks for sharing your wonderful holiday traditions!

Sallie said...

So sweet! Thanks for the chance!

Emily C said...

I love this pillow, it is just adorable and it will make an awesome christmas present.

MoeWest said...

Your pillow is very cute! I can think of a few little people who would like to have one.

Lee said...

Adorable pillow - this hop has been a blast!

Marcia W. said...

This blog hop of hg designers is so much fun. Thanks for the project information for that cute pillow.

SuperMomNoCape said...

Awwww... Alfie looks adorable curled but with your cute Santa pillow.
Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.
(supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

Joan said...

What a lovely pillow! My three granddaughters would love to cuddle with this pillow. I have just returned to Canada after visiting my family in Swansea, South Wales. Wales is beautiful. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

Sherry said...

What a cute cushion, thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Kd Brown said...

Thank you for a great blog post addition to a great holiday hop. You pillow is adorable!

Wendy said...

What a gorgeous pillow!

Gill said...

What a cute cushion!

hueisei said...

Very cute pillow! :)

JaneB said...

That pillow is very sweet. Thanks for the chance to win fabrics to make it! (Alfie is very cute, too.)