Friday, 30 November 2012

HoHoHo Ta-Dah & A 100th Post Giveaway!

It's my 100th post, nearly December and a Ta-Dah!! I can't quite believe that I've written 100 posts and that people have read and commented on them! It really makes my day when someone leaves a lovely comment with an idea or a great link for a pattern or just to simply say they have liked what I've made or making! And I really feel like I've made some amazing virtual friends though blogging and I think someone deserves a present for putting up with me!
But, firstly (just to drag it out!) to show you my finished HoHoHo cushion!!
It is so Christmassy and the children have been fighting to sit on the chair with it, so thats always good sign to me! I've used lots of the fabric scraps from my Vintage Holiday quilt (I'm binding that today!) like Joy by Kate Spain and Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey, and I used two large scraps of the IKEA spots on the back.
It's large enough to fill the armchair and took a 16"x24" pad to fill it! I do love a BIG cushion!
I did fiddle with the end product slightly, as you can see from the book above. The pattern left you with a cushion the size of a bed pillow and even though I like a big cushion, that was just a bit too big for me. So I left the ends off and made it with an envelope back.
The pattern is from a book called Pretty in Patchwork by John Adams aka  Quilt Dad, and although the book has lots of Christmas patterns it gives you ideas how to adapt them. For example how cute would this cushion be with a child's name on it? But, not the name of my middle child who thinks its really funny to keep turning the cushion around so that it reads...........
Mind you thats probably what I will be saying nearer Christmas!!!
Now for the GIVEAWAY!
As I love this book so much and can see lots of future projects coming from it I've bought another copy and am offering it to one of you out there with a Charm Pack of Joy by Kate Spain.
All you have to do is leave a comment, maybe telling me something your making for Christmas and you will be in with a chance.
For a second chance leave another comment if you are a  follower, old or new I don't mind!
Please leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger otherwise you might miss out!
I'll post it to anywhere that has a postal address, so everyones welcome to join in.
The giveaway closes on Wednesday 5th December at 9pm (GMT) so only a few days to enter!!
Good luck!!
  

26 comments :

  1. Love your holiday pillow! I am going to have to get on making a text project soon. I am making my MIL AND my momma quilts for Christmas, if I don't drop from exhaustion first. Thanks for the giveaway, and congratulations on your 100th post!

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  2. I have been making zillions of Christmas stockings. I am sick of them now!

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  3. I've also been sewing Christmas pillows! Love the fun bit of color they add to the sofa.:)

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  4. I'm your newest follower. I have been drooling over this book so fingers crossed!! xx

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  5. I've got 2 quilts to finish before Christmas, I've made a bag for my friend Jane and I've got 2 cowls to knit before the big day. I may also make a lunch bag for a colleagues daughter. I'd also like to make 2 christmas stockings but may not get round to it!

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  6. I would love to enter, I am making 7 blankets for Christmas this year. Four are already finished.

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  7. Here is my second chance to enter, I am already a follower.

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  8. Love your cushion, makes me want to make one too.
    Well done on your 100 posts and what a generous giveaway.
    I am making a stocking for my first grandchild's first Christmas!!

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  9. I made an advent calendar for Christmas (posting about it on Monday) it was great fun and I love it! Thanks for the giveaway, I hope I win it and get to make more lovely things before Christmas day!

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  10. I am making xmas bunting, cushions & crochet animals. I'll probably think of something else to make just before xmas then stress myself out trying to get it finished in time! LOL!

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  11. Ooo congratulations - love the cushion. What am I making for Christmas? Who knows? I've just got the Ruby Star Wrapping book so I might make some things from there, I'd also like to make some bunting oh and a pile of gifts! I'll start next week?!

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  12. I'm a follower and really enjoy reading your blog - thanks

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  13. Wow. What a lovely cushion. I love the way it can be read in reverse too! I am crocheting scarves and blankets this christmas.

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  14. Great cushion. I came over here after seeing on my reader to say how much I wished I had made something similar for the festive season.
    I have so much to get done, but first on my list is going to be oven gloves.
    What a fantastic giveaway. I would absolutely love to win. xxxx

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  15. I am definitely a happy follower here.

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  16. Congratulations on your 100th post. I have a long list of things I would like to do but in reality if I can get the doll quilt for my niece and the purses for my sons' partners finished in time I will be happy!

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  17. Congratulations!! 100 posts, wow! I've made two scarves as Christmas presents (they just need the ends sewing in and then blocking) and I need to make a really simple cream and gold table runner for my mam so the mini trees I made her last year will stand out. Must make a start!!

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  18. Congratulations! I'm knitting lots of cowls as Christmas presents, they're my favourite thing at the moment!

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  19. Oh oh oh indeed - I'm only just in time to enter your lovely giveaway!!

    So far for Christmas gifts I've crocheted a scarf, sewn a cushion, done some embroideries, made a needle case, and various little hanging decoration thingies! Currently working on an embroidery I'm thinking of turning into a tablemat for my mum :)


    Thank you

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  20. For a second entry I am also a new follower of your blog :)

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