December 22, 2011
Handmade Christmas: Land of Nod Inspired Floor Cushion
When I saw a tutorial for a Land of Nod inspired cushion, I knew it would make the perfect Christmas gift for my girls. This little beauty cost me less than $20 for materials but more than 3 days of blood, sweat and tears. Now that it's finished, I can say I'm really pleased with the way it turned out and can't wait to place it under the Christmas tree.
I wanted to monogram the cushion, but lacking an embroidery machine I settled for an applique. This font is Cooper Std Black. I loved the idea of having a handle for lugging the pillow around and the piping makes it that much cuter.
And of course I couldn't make just one!
Now my each of my girls have a soft place to rest their bum while they read or watch tv. How long do you think it will take before they use those handles to start swinging these puppies at each other? I'm giving it maybe 30 minutes. :)
When I finished up around 11pm last night, my husband asked how much I would sell these on Etsy. I told him $500. Each. Seriously, I am so impressed at you experienced seamstresses who can confidently whip up anything out of fabric and thread... and I will never again cringe at the prices you charge for your creations!
If you want to attempt a cushion of your own, check out this tutorial by Living with Punks.