So I went to our local HOSPICE with the picture painted in my mind's eye and I found some old (all cotton) stuff :)
- I made my pattern from old newspaper and cut The front basis and the buttoned back out of the red blouse.
- Here I did the same, making smaller heart patterns and cutting one out of each of the other shirts, pinning them in place, I went to my sewing machine to applique one layer on top of the other.
- For the finishing touch, I made a crochet flower from postal string, worked it off. I cut a small circle from the off-cuts of the red blouse, placed it inside the flower, positioned it on my front piece and sewed it on with a button. Some more buttons were sewn on just because I love buttons.
- Using crochet thread, I out-lined some of the heart layers with zig-zag and cross-stitch embroidery stitches. Pinning my front and back panels together, facing each other, I sewed them together with my machine. I then used my buttoned back to turn inside out.
...And there you have a pretty, cozy, American themed heart cushy...
... these buttons used to unbutton a shirt not long ago.
A cushy like this one you just wanna squeeze!
Happy 80th Birthday, Ouma Oriel!
(standing next to my Gran, is my cousin Christa, from Honduras)
What a memorable day<3