Sunday, 8 June 2008

Mum's Photo cushion

This cushion was made by my Mum, (Gail) for my Nan (her MIL) for Mothers Day! My Mum has NEVER been a sewer, when we were young if anything needed repairing it always went to my Nan!! Then, afew years ago she discovered 'scrapbooking'. She made me an album along with afew family members which were just fantastic!! Me, I have always enjoyed sewing, and was into doll making, wallhanging and small quilts. Then, after seeing what my Mum created with paper, I started dabbling in scrapbooking too. I found this GREAT site and made afew of their ideas!!Then one day, I got the shock of my life when Mum told me she wanted to get into quilting!! OMG!! Neither I or my Nan's could not believe it!! She has made some beautiful things and her family (especially her Mum and MIL) look forward to receiving her 'creations'!!

This cushion she made is sort of scrapping!! She has printed on fabric with 3 photos of Nan and Pop's wedding - even a map of where they were married "Albury'.

With a combination of lace and antique buttons it makes it look sort of 'antique or old world'.

Needless to say, Nan just *loved* it!!
I actually thought Mum might 'upgrade' her blog and put this up!!

x Sarah
PS: Post no 96 - only afew more till my 100 post giveaway!!


Vickie said...

wow Sarah that is wonderful your mum has done a fantastic job,isn't it amazing howe some people can change their ways and it's just like second nature too them,
cheers Vickie

keslyn said...

Srah you should be very proud of your Mums work, it looks great and what a good idea, I love the photos. A wonderful keep sake.

Solstitches said...

What a beautiful pillow.
Your mum is very talented.

Leanne said...

HI Sarah
Your mum did a beautiful job of the cushion, what an amazing gift, the photos make it so personal, I love it.
My dad grew up in Albury and his parents still live there today, its a small world don't you think.

Leanne xx

helbel19 said...

Great cushion, love the keepsake things, your Mum has done a wonderful job.


Jules said...

My mum turns 70 next year and I have been wanting to make her a quilt with pictures of her children and gradchildren. Your mother did a great job and now has encouraged me to go forth and do the quilt for mum. Well done to your mum.


Lynda said...

Fabulous cushion. Such an excellent present.

Fiona said...

Your Mum has done a great job with this Pillow, she is very clever.



Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your mum had done a fantastic job Sarah, such beautiful memories...