04 May 2012
Something for a boy
I like making 'pretty' things. Which, put another way I suppose, means I like making girly things. I hadn't really thought of it that way, not until I came to make something for a boy.
What do boys like? We all know what they are made of, 'slugs and snails and puppy dog's tails' of course. But what, I wondered, do they like? What sort of crafty concoction can you come up with that they will except?
I'm sure there are many of you out there who have sons who will know the answer to these questions. But as the mother of one daughter, as a person who grew up with no brothers, I found myself at a little of a loss on where to start. I didn't really know what to make, let alone what on earth it should look like. My natural crafty instinct didn't come up with anything that fit the bill. I'd been pondering the problem for a while when I finally hit upon the solution.
It was the beehive cushion that made me think of it. I would make him a cushion in a similar style. A patchwork side, a linen side, a bit of applique, lose the lace... yes, it could work! I set to work with the colour scheme I'd been given: 'Blues, greens, yellows and he says orange too?'
I was pretty happy with this selection. I've managed to build up a nice little stock of fabrics to pick from now and I also had a few of Hubby Dear's old work shirts that would fit in nicely. A nice square patchwork came together, which I set off with a little 'manly' ric rac.
A little football themed embellishment, which is so very appropriate for the new owner of this cushion.
So there it is, a boyish cushion for a football crazy small person. What do you think?
I have my fingers crossed that he'll like it.