Fun in my fabric world....

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Almost looked like snow!

But not quite! In the midst of my pre-Christmas mayhem I made an ottoman for DS...he requested black, bright blue & green and some robot fabric I had used in a quilt for him.
From a pattern by Kathy at Material Obsession (Turban Ottoman I think) that was also in a Quilters Companion magazine...super easy and quick & really looks smart (I think!). We decided to fill it with bean bag beans...they were everywhere!!!! I believe they have minds of their own!!! If I wasn't in Australia I might think there was a blizzard coming!
So now while I am running around like a mad woman, DS can chill out with his tootsies up! That is, after the lawns are mowed and his room is tidy...and he has walked the dog...and swept the path....and....
 Cardygirl xx

29 comments:

gracie said...

marvelous colors!

Marg said...

Love it. It looks great.

Conni said...

How fun! The ottoman looks great! And those pellets have so much static cling to them...seems they stick to everything.

Quilt Kitty said...

Love your ottoman. Those beans can certainly not be tamed. Tracee xx

Fiona said...

the ottoman is fantastic.... you'll be finding little static balls for months....
Hugz

Heather said...

Oh, I just love this one. Just may have to order the pattern as it is so fun looking. Love the colors too.

Jackie said...

This ottoman is absolutely stunning! Your blog post title threw me off... I kept saying, "she lives in Australia and they are in their summer now, how can she have snow?" But you are right the ottoman stuffing does look like snow!

sunny said...

I love it!! There may be one of those in my future.

Stephanie said...

Terrific gift and very well made. Lucky DS and I do love the idea of using the little pellets. I'll bet he got his chores done quickly so he could enjoy his new pillow.

Nedra said...

When I've worked with those beans, I noticed they carried a lot of static cling. They stayed with me for days!
Looks like a comfy ottoman.

PEGGY said...

That is sooooo cool! I love it!
I need one too :)

Peggy

Siobhan said...

Great job! I love the colors on it!

Anne Heidi said...

What a great ottoman- love the colours :-) Hope your "snow" goes away soon...

Farm Girl said...

Looks great! Could have been a white Christmas after all........

Farmyard Crafts said...

I hope you made him clean that mess up! Sounds like you're cracking that whip and getting everything done around the place!!! ;) If only we weren't flooded in.... we have lots of jobs needing doing here!

shez said...

whow A this is fantastic,love the colours,DS should be very happy with this,well done.

Janet said...

I'm so impressed, I saw one of MO's at a workshop and wanted one. I haven't got around to it though. Brilliant idea to use the beans.

Julia said...

Great job! I love the colors on it... Brilliant idea to use the beans..!

Julia ♥

Susan said...

Looks fantastic. Always on the look out for a good 'boys' project, and this one could be done in so many ways. It may not be snowing but it is crazy, cool sewing weather for summer.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

LOL...I love it as well.....Poor DS ....LOL

Teresa said...

Love the ottoman... It looks amazing. Well done xx
I wish it would snow!

Gabi said...

What a beautiful ottoman. Just gorgeous. Your son must be thrilled ...once he's finished with the chores ...lol

SandyN said...

Wow - LOVE your ottoman... LOVE the colours.


sandyn

And This Little Pig said...

... and whipper-snipped my yard? Please :@
Beautiful Alison, love the snow.
LiBBiE in Oz

Anita said...

Love it!! Do you take orders???? lol

rosie said...

That's absolutely gorgeous Cardy.. don't you just hate all those little white balls.. they go everywhere..

Chocolate Cat said...

Love it!!! but boy I hate bean bag beans!!!

Carole said...

Wow! Sweet! Better not show this post to dd as she will want one! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

I just love this, it looks fabulous, however I am sure you had a lot of "fun" with those beans!