Wednesday, 9 January 2013

WOYWW 188

Good morning and welcome to my workdesk. The paper crafting has been pushed to one side for a while to make way for some sewing I have been doing. I am making monogrammed cushion covers.

09.01.13I’ve made three as family gifts and this one is for Sophia who is covered in chicken pox spots at the moment and totally fed up at not being able to go back to school. Bless her. I’m thinking of selling the cushion covers as kits on Etsy. What do you think?

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Sue x

50 comments:

Christine said...

Fantastic idea Sue - I'm sure these kits would sell very well. Hope Sophia is better soon xx

Julia Dunnit said...

I think they're absolutely gorgeous and must contain a king's ransom's worth of buttons! Poor Sophia, am sure she will be very cheered with a lovely cushion gift.

susibee said...

The cover is gorgeous and I'm sure they would sell well:)

Jennie Hart said...

First of all I love the new look of the blog, The chevron and the blue and orange are just fab :D

The covers look great and just the thing to brighten a room up, I think they would do well on Etsy. xxx

I have to say I really like your WOYWW posts, I might just join in one day! xxx

Andrea said...

love the cushion and love buttons even more I think selling them would be a great idea I would purchase one as like may people dont have the skills to make it myself have a wonderful week Andrea x

Ali said...

Oh wow, Sue, your cushion covers are fabulous! What a great idea!

I suck at fabric crafts so am in awe of anyone who can create stuff like this. :lol:

Ali

BJ said...

Love the cushion cover with all those scrumptious buttons. Happy WOYWW BJ#52.

Emy said...

Wow - that's gorgeous. I LOVE the buttons xx

Helen said...

Gorgeous is what I think! That is one huge number of pink buttons...!! Helen 7

House of Bears said...

Wow to the cushion cover, we've never looked at etsy but your kit idea sounds fab. Smiley pot looks very pleased with your work! ;)

The bears @#83 this week

Jaki Morris said...

Wow! I made button hearts a couple of years ago and that did my fingers in, or do you glue them on?
I've also made cards with button hearts or Christmas trees on.
They certainly would sell but I doubt you'd make much profit as buttons can be so expensive to buy, also you can never charge enough to cover your time. However, if you sold them as a kit then the person buying it would be spending their time!
Good luck
Jakix #76
Good luck

Shazsilverwolf said...

What a great idea, I really do think they will sell well. Good for you! and I am sure this will cheer Sophia up no end, chicken pox is so horribly itchy, it makes them really miserable, doesn't it?Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #73 xx

Sue McDonald said...

I wish i had the patience to learn how to use a sewing machine.....

Linda said...

That's a lot of buttons but very pretty colours. Good luck with selling the kits if that's what you decide to do.

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Love that pillow - I have SO MANY buttons LOL! If I could make the whole background from ribbons I might make a dent! LOVE that layout too, very cool. Must mentally file it away for the next crop.

Happy WOYWW

MA (4)

tuesday afternoon said...

This is so pretty, I am sure she will love it. If not, then I know someone with the same initial! HaHa,
Sue V

Krisha said...

Well wishes for Sohhia!!! The cushion should brighten her day. to answer your question: Why not give it a try?!!! I too am mentally filing this idea away for a gift idea. Thanks for sharing.
Krisha #110

Twiglet said...

Great cushion. Good luck with Etsy - daughter M hasn't been very successful - I guess you need to promote your wares more than she does. x Jo #49
ps don't forget to check out the bargains in the Jan sale over in our blog shop...
http://sisterscraftycreations.blogspot.co.uk/

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab idea, I love buttons so this idea appeals! Go for it. Take care. Zo xx 43

Karen McAlpine said...

Hope Sophia is well soon. Cute cushion cover. Are the buttons sewed on? Looks like a fun project.
Karen 119

Lindsay Coleman said...

I love this cushion & am sure Sophia will adore it. Hope shes soon better, poor itchy thing. I enjoyed doing my button union jack for my diamond jubilee bag. Is this blog different, it looks nice if it is. Don't make Jan a cushion, all those buttons!!
xx

Caro said...

That is so gorgoeus with all those wonderful buttons. Thanks for sharing. Caro #46

Lori said...

Chicken pox are horrible. Poor thing.

Love the cushion cover!!

I am new to WOYWW and friends with Sandee. Hope you have a chance to check out my blog and desk.
Lori #81

Lesley G said...

So pretty Sue x

Buttons said...

Clapping furiously here - well of course I'd be in love with this!!! Hugs, Jenny (Buttons) #35

My simple life said...

beautiful cushion. great idea to make them as kits!

Ria Gall said...

Hi
This is my first time at WOYWW and I hope you don't mind me looking around your blog while I am here.
Ria

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, you must have patience to spare sewing all those buttons on!! I've never seen so many but the effect is gorgeous, very decadent and girly! I'm sure Sophia will adore it, hope she feels better very soon :)
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxx

fairy thoughts said...

love your use of buttons. A kit sounds like a good idea but won't they be very expensive with all those buttons. Have you seen the new pack from Design objectives... a big bag in pretty pastel colours 100's in a bag for £2,99
good luck
janet #23

akilli melek said...

That cushion cover is gorgeous. I think that the kits would sell well, or you could make some as finished products.
Love your woodland walk page from the previous post too. It is nice to see more LOs.
thanks for popping by earlier
caroline #123

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my, that is going to be one gorgeous cushion, and I certainly don't envy you sewing all those buttons on!! Annette #37

pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful cushion - Love your button jars too! Chris 87

sandee said...

Hope Sophie feels better soon, poor thing! Good sign that she wants to get back to school! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Apryl said...

oh that Cushion cover is sooo cute!

Happy WOYWW!

Apryl #9

Di said...

Wow, am sure these would sell as kits!
Hope Sophie feels better soon.

Belated Happy WOYWW, I got sidetracked yesterday, hugs, Di xx #32

Penny aka Pennyk said...

Oh My sooooooo many yummy buttons- a girl just gotta have buttons and pink one too! TFS

Wendy said...

fabulous ... and what a wonderful way to use up buttons!!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

So pretty and PINK! Love!! Good luck if you sell your kits - I know some people do very well on Etsy.

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #60

KatzElbows said...

I think kits would be amazing, great for people who want to craft but feel insecure or don't know where to start. Or who want to try something new. This you so much for visiting, I really appreciate it,

Cheers,
Rachel

Tertia said...

I think selling the covers will be a hit. Hope she gets better soon, chicken pox is really not nice.
Happy belated WOYWW!
Tertia 17

lisa said...

Go for it. What have you got to loose!!
Poor Sophie, chicken pox is no fun at all. Hope she feels better soon.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #59

Katherine (sutty) said...

What a stunning cushion love all those buttons I hope she gets well soon.

cyndee starr said...

i love what you did with the buttons. i use a lot of buttons but have never thought about a monogram. happy woyww.

April Story said...

I think the kits would go over well on Etsy. I hope Sophia stops itching soon.
April #136

Maggie said...

Gorgeous cushion, Sophie will love it I'm sure.
Making others to sell in your etsy store is a great idea.

MaggieC said...

Beautiful cushions, and I am sure they would sell well. I also love what you have done with that photo in your previous post. Thank you for your encouraging visit this week. xx Maggie #32

Debs Willis said...

What a gorgeous cushion cover! Love all the buttons, must have taken ages! Would definitely work as a kit I you supplied buttons - mine all seem to be boring colours!
Happy WOYWW & thanks for stopping by
Debs #132

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

What a great idea to do a monogram. I have all these buttons that I inherited from my wife's grandmother, but I don't think I'd have the patience to sew that many. Blessings!

okienurse said...

great cushion cover with all those bright buttons...love it! Sorry I am so late getting around but life definitely reared its head and got in my way! Hope your week has gone well and you have been able to do some crafting. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Vickie #31

Pam said...

Live the cushion cover my daughter would love it ! Sorry I'm late visiting I sat in bed and done all my visits this morning only to discover they were last weeks !!!