Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Guest post: by Lamina from "do a bit... everyday" - printed cushions from original designs

Hi there everyone, my name is Lamina from "do a bit... everyday"!

I am thrilled that Norma asked me to do a guest post about my mini cushion makeover here at make mine mini :)

It's been a busy couple of weeks for me, leading up to Christmas ... I bought this really cute little dolls house furniture set for my sister's little girl, but I wasn't really loving the cushions that came with it! So I decided, in the midst of all the craziness last week, that I would give the cushions a makeover... Yes I am slightly insane! Not sure how I found the time but I did!

cushion makeover - before
:: cushion makeover - before

I prepared the fabric by soaking it in bubble jet set 2000, ironed the fabric onto freezer paper and then using my ink jet printer, printed my little designs onto it and then sewed them up into cushions... it was very easy!

cushion makeover - printing
:: cushion makeover - printing

cushion makeover - sewing
:: cushion makeover - sewing

Voila... new cute little cushions!!!

cushion makeover - after
:: cushion makeover - after :)

And when you turn the cushions over...

cushion makeover - after
:: cushion makeover - after

I printed different images on each side of the cushion so she can mix and match! I used my own designs... rainbow cloud, home sweet home and the cupcake designs which I had screen printed on kids tops, cushions and tea towels. It was so much fun doing this little project.  I'm so please with how they look, they are so cute and my sisters little girl absolutely loved them :)

Thank you Norma for giving me the opportunity to show off my cute little cushions on your gorgeous little blog... it was great fun!

Hope you are all having a wonderful day!

do a bit... everyday


sylvie said...

Thank you so much Norma!!!!! Yes you're the first, and the one!!! ;)

rosethe-minima said...

j'aime beaucoup la version rayée!

KORONKA said...

Norma, it is soo beautiful!

beachcomber said...

very clever & cute idea!!

17-17 said...

So cute cushions!

carmen said...

buen cambio de imagen!

Ascension said...

Que preciosos cojines, me encantan quedan genial.
Feliz Navidad!!
besitos ascension

Cinderella Moments said...

Freezer paper...hmmm this is such a great technique. I'm going to have to try that. Thanks Lamina! And thank you Norma for sharing this!
Merry Christmas,

Anonymous said...

you might have Lamina hooked on the world of minis now!! they look great. Doris

Piikko said...

Norma, cushions are beautiful!
Merry Christmas - Hauskaa joulua!!!
Hugs, piikko

Cyndy said...

How sweet ~ love the new cushions and pillows :D

Lucille said...

Thank you Norma and thanks to Lamina for the tutorial! I forgot to wish you a Merry Christmas, Norma. I forgot that we are on different time zones. Hope you had a lovely day. Personally, I love Boxing Day. That's when everybody gets to rest.

Desire Empire said...

What a talent you are Lamina. Love this
Merry Christmas
I am having a wonderful Hoilday giveaway. The prize is a gorgeous Coastasl Style Interiors book. If you have a little time, I'd love it if you would join in.
Carolyn xx

Chris P's Minis and More said...

wow this is really cuuuuute!! i got to try this sometime! I love the colors and that it can be reversed too!!

Blanca Martin said...

que lindo te quedo,precioso,me encantari tener uno igual,un besooooooooooooo