Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Pooches and Pickups...Perfectly Portable

The moment I received my first cuttings from Pooches and Pickups, I knew I wanted to make one of these Perfectly Portable Cushions. The cushion pattern by Autum of Creative Little Daisy is simply darling and can be found here at Sew Mama Sew. (And don't you love the name? I've got a thing for alliteration and simply could not wait to type Perfectly Portable Pooches and Pickups Cushion. Tee hee....I adjusted the width of the cushion handle a bit so I could use a whole row of Pooches (cute!) and used a simple black piping for the edges since it was a nice compliment to the stripes in the Big Trucks print. The cushion itself is foam so it's super lightweight and I see a bunch of outdoor picnics and music events in its future.


And even I was able to follow the very clear instructions in Autum's tutorial. (I have some sort of brain block with patterns where I invariable end up sewing something right side out when it's supposed to be wrong side out or something. And then a few minutes of seam ripping with teeth gnashing ensues...) The instructions are super clear with great pictures and I really enjoyed making the cushion. And it has a dreaded zipper! And I sewed said zipper into the cushion. And it actually works! I'm hoping to make a matching Cushion once things settle down here a bit.

The Perfectly Portable Pooches and Pickups Cushion is headed to NY with me for Surtex in a week and a half (gulp!), so you'll likely see it reappear in my booth pics. :)

I've heard that Pooches & Pickups has started to arrive at stores so if you're a retailer who's carrying the line, let me know (you can leave a comment on this post) and I'll add your store name to a list I'm compiling to to post here on the blog.

10 comments:

Becky said...

You did a fab job on this cushion! I've covered too many to count in the professional side of my sewing career but no one ever used fabric nearly as cute as yours.

Flying Blind... said...

Totally brilliant!!

Laurie Wisbrun | Scarlet Fig said...

Becky - That's high praise. You'd likely be mildy horrified at the inside but the outside looks pretty good. A bit wonky in a few places, but better than I figured I could do!

Flying Blind - Thank you!! So sweet.

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Perfectly Pretty... I love how the trucks are cruising around the edge. : )

Regina said...

Oh that is so nice! I could see that being put to use. Hope to see your fabric soon. I really want to make my son a new button up shirt with it.

Corinnea said...

This is so cute! Perfect execution!

Autum said...

Thank you so much for the nice words about the tutorial. I love the little pooches on the handle and the pickups driving around the sides. Just perfect!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Laurie !
I have finally managed to order your beautiful fabrics and it seems they are already on their way to Switzerland.

Greetings

Maria

What She Quilted said...

fantastic cushion. Im going to check out that tutorial. There never seems to be enough couch room in our house, so some well placed floor cushions seem like a great idea!

Peg said...

Hi Laurie. We're anxiously awaiting our shipment of Pooches and Pickups here at Sew Fresh Fabrics! Can't wait. The cushion is super cute.