Category Archives: A Cushion For Christmas

Christmas Sewing – It’s a Wrap!

As with every other household in the world, things here have been crazy!!  We’ve had my 16 year old God-daughter staying with us for three weeks – which meant I had five kids to sort out, children finishing school, organising school for next year.  Christmas parties, birthday parties and work work work.  I’m also struggling dreadfully with a horrid virus called “pityriasis rosea” – otherwise known as “the rash from hell”. In between all of that and more, I’ve managed to get a … Continue Reading »

The Cushion For Christmas Blog Hop Winners Edition!

Firstly, I want to throw out a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who not only participated in the blog hop, but also just popped in and commented leaving your encouragement for everyone involved and also letting me know that you were inspired to get your cushion making skills happening!  If there was one thing I wished to gain from this experience, it was to see all you creative peeps becoming even more creative (who thought that was even possible?) and sharing said creativeness … Continue Reading »

Monday Night Quickie…..

Just a quick post tonight…… Basically because I don’t have time to scratch myself at present! I just want to say – YOU’RE MAKING MY LIFE VERY DIFFICULT!  I mean, when I said “hey – make a cushion for Christmas”, you took me literally!  You have to go and check out the very talented peeps who have linked up so far HERE and HERE.  And a reminder to the rest of you – you have less than two days left to link up … Continue Reading »


Thanks to each and every one of you who took the time to come and visit my blog and enter my Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day competition!  The most fantastic part about it was that I got to see where you all came from!  I am quite certain you had every continent covered and I learnt a little about geography! To all of you who chose to stick around and see what I get up to – thank you again.  I love that … Continue Reading »

It’s A Wrap – Cushion For Christmas Blog Hop!

It’s Day 14 of the Cushion for Christmas Blog Hop!  Which, sadly, means it’s come to an end!  But on a very happy note – means you now get to…. SHOW ME YOUR CUSHIONS!! But first, let’s re-cap all the fabulous and inspirational bloggers who have shared their talents with you and I….. Top L-R: Pretty Bobbins, Finding Fifth, Party of Eight, Things for Boys. Top L-R: Molly and Mama, Me, Tickle & Hide, On the Windy Side. Top L-R: Molli Sparkles, Blossom … Continue Reading »

Day 13 – Cushion for Christmas Blog Hop!

Today is our last – but certainly not least – guest blogger in the blog hop!  Now, I LOVE all my bloggy friends who have helped bring you this hop BUT I have to say – I have a bit of a quilt crush on today’s host – the fantabulous Quilt Jane!  There is nothing I don’t like that Jane has produced, so when she responded to my request with a “yes” I was jumping for joy!  So thanks Jane! xx  Head on … Continue Reading »

Day 12 – Cushion for Christmas Blog Hop & Pillowcase Tutorial

Day 12 people!  You just HAVE to head over to see Gina at Party of Eight: Our Story!  She has the sweetest little tutorial for a Christmas cushion!  Makes me want to get paint out.  When the kids aren’t here.  Terrible mother I am…..   Anyway, there’s only a couple of days left until I open the Linky party up for everyone to SHOW ME YOUR CUSHIONS!  If you’re not down with the program, head on over HERE to my original post to … Continue Reading »

Day 11 – Cushion for Christmas Blog Hop & W.I.P. Wednesday!

Day 11 of the Cushion for Christmas Blog Hop!  The lovely Alyce over @ Blossom Heart Quilts has a great tutorial for this lovely ruffled cushion…. Be sure to pop over and check it out!  And for all the information about the blog hop, you can find it HERE with the rest of the schedule (there’s only 3 days left!!!!), and all the wonderful prizes up for grabs from the fabulous sponsors!  There’s still time for you to join in – the linky … Continue Reading »

Paper Pieced Cushion & Machine Binding Tutorial

I hope you’re enjoying the Cushion For Christmas Blog Hop! Today is day 10 and if you head over to On The Windy Side, you will find Adrienne’s fabulous quilted Christmas Cushion! Now – today I have another tutorial for you – How I machine bind….I use this same method for my quilts, for many reasons, but mostly because A. I don’t hand sew AND B. I don’t hand sew…..When it came time to bind my first ever real quilt, I searched the … Continue Reading »

It’s Giveaway Day & Day 9 – Cushion For Christmas Blog Hop!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Double whammy today!  One of the biggest giveaway days in blogger land AND I get to share some more fabulous Cushions for Christmas with you!  If you haven’t heard about Cushion For Christmas Blog Hop, then stay with me til the end of this post! First – the GIVEAWAY! Find ALL the participants in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day HERE (from 6am PST)! If you are new here to Ms Midge -Hi!!!  I’m an Aussie Mum of four, … Continue Reading »