First of all I have to say ‘Thank you from the bottom of my heart’ to all of you who commented on my blog post from yesterday. Comments here on the blog, facebook and Instagram. If you only knew how many times over the past few months I’ve been ready to throw in the towel on so many things. Some days my little corner of the blogosphere seems so pointless and ‘why try’. It’s YOU my friends who keep me going when things get rough. Thank you so much for the support and love you show me – through anything!
Ok let’s move on
Over the weekend I worked on some projects that I need to be shipping out this week. But my eyes and mind kept straying to some fabric I had found on Friday night. I really didn’t need to get it made right away but I really wanted to.
So late Saturday afternoon I decided to quit thinking about it and just do it!
So I did.
I created this pouffe out of this great fabric. Burlap. Printed with a Union Jack. Burlap and Union Jacks are both so popular right now and putting the 2 together is just so great.
While I don’t use a lot of burlap in my home I know a lot of people out there who do. And the Union Jack is one of my favs. This is the second Union Jack pouffe I’ve made and while the first is still my favorite I am pretty taken by this one too.
I lined each section of the body of the pouffe because burlap is not as tightly woven as some fabrics. This is the second pouffe I’ve made using burlap and I do think they turn out quite cute in burlap. You could also use tan or black or blue serger thread to give this a different look. I chose red because I like red a lot. Using a natural color would make the serging not show up and the print would take more center stage.
The pattern for my pouffe is located in my sidebar. For some reason when you click on it the preview just barely shows the outline of the pouffe on the first 3 pages. It IS there though if you look really really close. And if you click the print or download button it will show up and it will print off properly. I need to find a tech person to help me figure out a better way to host that pattern so it is easier for all of you who want to download it.
Instructions for making your own pouffe are in a back issue of Celebrating Everyday Life magazine, published by Jennifer Carroll. The issue was the Sept/Oct 2013 and you can still purchase it.
Instructions for the pouffe will be coming here, to the blog eventually.
Have a wonderful day – I hope you have sunny skies and warm breezes