24 June 2013

Space Invader Cushion



I love retro stuff and I also love to recycle things when I can.  When we recently created a sleep out for our oldest son (see sleepout here), I promised him I'd make him a recycled woollen blanket cushion with his choice of logo - and he chose a Space Invader!

I have a couple of woollen blankets that I want to use to make cushions out of, but I just couldn't bring myself to cut into them!  I found one with some moth holes in it and cut out some unaffected pieces to use.




So much fun to make!  I used red felt for this logo, and am already imagining what other designs I will make to zhuzh up the cushions in our own lounge.




Anyone could give this a go - and as I always say, anything that gets the males in my life appreciating 'handmade' is a bonus!!!



Joining in with Matariki Crafting here.
For more crafty makings go here.
For retro gaming crafty items, go here.

7 comments:

  1. Love the cushion. I've got a collection of blankets to make things with, but am starting to put them on beds now, because I a can't bare to cut into them when they are in great condition. Cx

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  2. That cushion is just too cool! Definitely a bonus to get males to like handmade!

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  3. It is FAB Kristy!

    I have about 20 blankets now and we use them on the beds because they are so warm and still in such good condition... lucky I have a few that are worse for wear as well, waiting to be turned into something else. .. eventually . ha!

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  4. Such a great cushion and the perfect use for a moth balled blanket.
    Thanks for linking in.

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  5. its awesome, did you just ziz zag round the edges of he logo? it looks so perfect :)

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    1. Thanks Miriam! I just hand sewed it on.

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