Friday, 23 November 2012

Holiday Lane Blog Hop

It's my day! yay



I knew I would be busy when I signed up for this hop but I just couldn't resist doing a cushion with a street full of houses on it - I am sucker for houses!

Here is my take:


Apologies for the poor picture it's a rainy dull day here in England! Also I forgot to ask my OH to get some Christmas props down from the loft yesterday (he is in the office today and I am too short to reach up to get the loft ladders down!) so I have showcased this with my turkey which I sewed up from a pattern last weekend (he was supposed to have his own post this week! oh well).

Anyway I have made the cushion a lot smaller than the original so that I could fit one of my 12" x 18" cushions in - I did plan to make three seperate covers but time seems to have flown by so quickly this month (that and I spent far too long on my Wicked blog hop stuff too - tee hee!) so I have only managed to complete one.  Also I didn't realise that the original cushion had a flange on it (not until the hop started anyway - I obviously didn't read the instructions properly!) and I have made mine into a cushion cover with two pieces of material at the back so I can slip a cushion in and out easily.  The next one I make will have a flange on though!

For the snow I have appliqued on some white wadding - gives a lovely furry feel to the cushion.

Here is a closeup of the snowman:


and the street sign (which I hand embroidered):


I would like to say a big Thank you to Mdm Samm at http://www.sewwequilt.com/ and Pauline at http://quiltnqueen.blogspot.com/ for organising this hop and also a big thanks to Jill from http://www.jillilystudio.com/ for supplying the instructions (sorry I didn't follow them exactly!).

Please also check out everyone else who is taking part in this blog hop today:


The hop runs from 21st - 30th November and the full schedule can be found on Jills blog.
 
Thanks for looking - Feeling Christmassy from Solihull

82 comments:

Just Carol said...

I love how this pattern has brought out the creativity in all of us. Yours is adorable! Very nice little sign that you hand embroidered--love it!

BizyStitches said...

I like your pillow and love how you added all the windows. Nice job and thanks for sharing.

sew.darn.quilt said...

The windows set your pillow apart from so many, it's marvelous and as for the snowman.....too cute! :)

Quilt n Queen said...

Nicola...I love your tall houses with all the window...and the reindeer on the roof...too cute! The street sign and snowman are perfect touches. Great job!! Thank you for your commitment and for sharing your time and inspiration with us during this Holiday Lane hop. Happy stitching Pauline

Judy B said...

Love your pillow and all the windows! Thank you for sharing.

Judy said...

It is nice to see your creativity with your pillow. Thanks!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What a fun pillow...love the snowman! Thanks for sharing :o)

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Theresa said...

I love what you've done to make this your own, it turned out beautifully :D The weather hasn't been very co-operative for photo taking has it? I struggled to get a good photograph of mine yesterday, even in the conservatory it was quite dark.

Susan Flynn said...

Wow your pillow is just fab! So much detail on it and love the snowman at the front!! x

Martina said...

Looks really great! Love it!

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Linda said...

Your little cushion is adorable! Looks like the big city version even though it's smaller than the pattern.

charlotte said...

Very nice job. Love the little reindeer too.

Rosa said...

Beautiful pillow and love all the details on it.Thanks for sharing!

thethimbleroom said...

I love all the extra details you added. Very pretty!

MooseStash Quilting said...

What a fun city street you have created. Great take on the pattern!

Madame Samm said...

Hello Nicola...I loved your pillow...that you made it your own makes it even more special...all of you could have been in our top 3 today...wow!

Celtic Thistle said...

I love your tall buildings and the snowman is just adorable!

beaquilter said...

how fun that you shrinked the pillow AND your little embroidery detail!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very nice job on your pillow.

Kate said...

It's quite lovely - all those windows, the snowman, and the reindeer were a nice addition.

tink's mom said...

Love your take on the pillow, the tall houses with all of the windows, very cool. The street sign is a great touch and your snowman is terrific.

JanesQuilting said...

I really like the fabric that you used in your pillow. And making them extra tall, all the extras...Great! Thanks for sharing.

Patty D from NC said...

Great pillow - the windows look quite striking! Thanks for sharing.

Abbigail said...

This pillow looks like a high rise portion of town! Great looking. I love the sign and snowman.
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Kathy Gordon said...

Love the hand stitched Holiday Lane sign. Thnx.

Chris said...

Cute little snowman and street sign!

Ariane said...

I love your pillow!! Its very original!!

Beth said...

Your pillow is really cute! Thanks for sharing.

pinsandneedles said...

Love your rendition of the Holiday Pillow! Love the snow and the snowman! Cute!

Ellie Q said...

I love all the windows! Looks great!

Mary said...

You did a great job on your pillow. I love the added touches.
Cute!

Needled Mom said...

Very cute. I like the smaller size too.

Denise :) said...

I love this!! It reminds me of a cityscapes quilt -- just fabulous! :)

Ronda Walker said...

Love your smaller pillow, doesn't seem as overwhelming as the larger size. I'm new to blogging and this is my first blog hop, so much fun. It's like finding new friends from all over the world. I live in California.

Sallie said...

Great job! Thanks for participating in the hop!

MoeWest said...

Great job! I like the little reindeer on the roof and the snowman and street sign that you added.

Anna said...

Cute, cute, cute...and around here we have turkey and snow in the same day!

LJ said...

I laughed when you talked about not realizing there was a flange! Crazy lol! Great details with the reindeer, snowman, and the super duper Holiday Lane sign. I'm going to remember that when I make mine.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Christmas in the city - I love it! blessings, marlene

Lyn said...

Thanks so much! Very nice.... Thanks for being part of the hop.

Jeanne Gwin said...

So cute. I too don't have much Christmas out but maybe by my day I will. Thanks for sharing your pretty.

JCnNC said...

I love that you put your own spin on the pillow - just worked beautifully. Judy C

JCnNC said...

I love that you put your own spin on the pillow - just worked beautifully. Judy C

Frances said...

Love all the wonderful windows. Sew pretty.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just two wonderful creations.

Melinda said...

Wow! Such a creative take on this!

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

Flange or not, it is as cute as can be, I love the reindeer!! The tall buildings look like a holiday lane in the city, so wintery and cute!!

Gmama Jane said...

Your schedule sounds like mine! I like the windows in your houses!! Mr. Turkey is a great prop so job well done.
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Carrie P. said...

Looks like Christmas on the city streets. very cute.

Mrs A. said...

Love your row of houses cushion and to use wadding for the snow is sheer brilliance!! Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

Love your row of houses cushion and to use wadding for the snow is sheer brilliance!! Hugs Mrs A.

SIMPLESEW said...

very cute

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Lovely! Sweet snowman and cute sign. Great job on embroidery.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Lovely! Sweet snowman and cute sign. Great job on embroidery.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Lovely! Sweet snowman and cute sign. Great job on embroidery.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
I really like your bright and perky Holiday Lane pillow!
Thank you so much for sharing

Kathy said...

I love the reindeer on the rooftop! Great job!

Britt-Inger said...

Your pillow is so lovely. The details that you have added with the windows are so good.
Thanks for sharing

Robin said...

Your pillow looks great! I love the addition of the snowy fluff!!

Cindy Staub said...

Love your pillow, the little snowman is adorable!

Happy quilting!

Martha said...

Love your pillow...too cute. Thanks for sharing. See you on the 26th...my day.

Thearica said...

Your pillow is perfect!

Buttons said...

A-MAZ-ING!!! I too LOVE houses and this cushion is perfect. My brother and his family live in Holland and they have houses out there just like this. And as for your turkey, well I'm glad you didn't bother with the decorations because he needs to take all the applause. You are seriously one talented seamstress, and it never fails to amaze me how much you accomplish in such a short space of time. Hope you have a great weekend despite the weather - playing with kraft glassine maybe?! Hugs, Buttons x

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Wendy said...

fabulous! I love your version

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

-your cushion ist wonderful, so lovely details and I like alle the windows in your houses.
Liebe Grüße
Bente in Germany

Debi said...

Love your Lane! Thanks for sharing.

evelyn said...

Amazing how everyones pillow is different. Love your "city" houses. Mr Snowman is too cute.

gpc said...

Oh my gosh, amazing! You've turned a sleepy little suburb into a city! I love it!

Kathy H said...

Very cute pillow. I love the little snowman and sign.

Helen said...

Love all the windows! Very Nice.

Missus Wookie said...

Oh this is cute - I like all the details. Turkey made me smile - they always do. Looking forward to seeing the other pillows in due course.

Nini said...

I like your pillow!!! Great job
Greetings from Germany
Nicole

Gill said...

Great cushion - I love your version!
Thanks for sharing (from a very wet Gloucester!!)

Agnes B Bullock said...

Love this!

Carla Bynum said...

Hi!!! Love your houses!!! The reindeer is too cute!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work!

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

I love the houses. It feels like a cityscape that I recently made for another project. I wish I would have though of making it smaller, too :)

Pauline said...

I am way behind following this blog hop, I still like to tell you I like your Holiday Lane!