The snowflake from hell

August 2, 2010 at 12:25 pm 4 comments

The designs for my cushion exhibition are really starting to take shape now. The show will have a Scandinavian theme, reflecting my longstanding admiration for the tradition of clean design lines cultivated in that part of the world. Today I’ve been wrestling with a snowflake – it took 1.5 hours to make the pattern, 1.5 hours to cut the pattern out and 2 hours to sew it onto its backing of midnight blue. Phew!

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Progress update #3 – the first cushion It’s official

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  • 1. bloombub  |  August 2, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Good lord! That’s way too much detail for my clumsy fingers. I look forward to the finished product.
    Hey, did you see Funky Fabrix are going to have a vintage fabric garage sale next month?? Some details on their blog.. includes some Scandinavian prints. Who’d have thought…

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    • 2. touchwooddesign  |  August 2, 2010 at 5:13 pm

      Great – thanks for the tip about the garage sale!

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  • 3. Par avion – moose style « Touchwooddesign  |  August 18, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    […] the menagerie includes two dala horses, a moose, a reindeer, a squirrel, a polar bear, a fox and the snowflake I described in a previous post. A bunch of them are based on vintage Scandinavian stamps – like the moose cushion below. A […]

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  • 4. Lisa Trickey  |  August 25, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    My God Eileen!!!! The girls and I are very impressed with the intricacy.

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