With yesterday's headache behind me I today I set about a bit of simple embroidery of four eyes and two smiles. Facial features in place, I sat at my bedroom table and pieced together the bits and pieces I had cut from felt scraps to make a new cushion, pinning them into place on a piece of fleece fabric (actually a 110cm x 52cm piece I had cut from a £2.89 fleece blanket from the ever adaptable Ikea Polarvide range) ready to do battle with a sewing machine.
I'm always a bit nervous around sewing machines because I am not very well practised with them, so I kept the shapes to be sewn down simple and without any difficult or complex lines.
Using fleece and felt fabrics is a brilliant starting point as neither presents the additional worry of fraying, so for a relative beginner's project it means that you can just pin your appliqué pieces down and start sewing - there are no edges to turn under and no need to zig-zag stitch an outline to prevent fraying edges.
The finished cushion is a wonderful personalised addition to mine and Mr Awesome's slowly more homely-feeling home, and looks great sat alongside the Awesome cushion, (more of which tomorrow...)