The Story of a Mom, a Wife a Small-Business-Owner-Hopeful (Happy Baby Designs) and a Craft Lover, trying to be present (not just exist) in my life with my children, my husband and myself. Follow along with me as I chronicle my crafting and business endeavors, my true life and some mommy moments along the way .


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Floor Cushion

A couple of weeks ago, I saw this tutorial from Susan over at Living with Punks for making a Land of Nod inspired floor cushion. So cute, right?


If you prowl the blog world like I do, you probably saw it too.

Anyway, the timing couldn't have been more perfect. I was trying to figure out what to make for a dear friend's 5 year old son. I have a couple of boy projects in my arsenal, but the problem is I had already made the car playmat for one of his brothers and the super easy child's apron for the other brother. Now I had to come up with something totally new for him! And since I am MAKING every gift I give this year, I couldn't exactly run out to Target and pick up the latest and greatest new toy. Then, as fate would have it, I stumbled upon Susan's floor cushion tutorial.

So I ran right out to my local Joann's and bought some fun polka dot home decor fabric and got to work. Susan's tutorial was very easy to follow. I left out the piping on mine which made this a very easy project. And here's how it turned out...


I just LOVE the handle. It really transforms this from just a "pillow" to something special.


We picked up a few books to wrap up along with the new floor cushion. And here's a picture of the birthday boy with his custom, handmade, one of a kind, you-don't-have-to-share-with-your- brothers, new floor cushion...

(I hope that's a I-love-my-new-floor-cushion-but-am-not-happy-about-having-to-stop-opening-presents-to-smile-for-this-picture smile.) :)

Anyway, if you have little ones, this is a great project to tackle. I've already added this to my "to make" list for my own kids!

6 comments:

  1. Nice job...and a great idea...

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  2. it looks great, and it looks like your son is enjoying it which makes it all worth while! props to you for actually using someone's idea. i am good at gathering ideas, but bad at always remembering to use them!

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  3. Your son looks so happy, that is the true test! Great job!

    Carol

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  4. Wow!!!...That looks great and I love the fabric you used! Don't forget to post a picture to my flickr group too!
    ~Susan
    www.3punkmom.blogspot.com

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  5. I love this! I'm a new follower. Found you through Tag-Along Tuesday!
    Check out my blog! http://thetwentyfours.blogspot.com

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  6. Wow That is absolutely awesome .... It's such a pretty floor cushions.

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