Tuesday, 5 November 2013

A Birthday Pony for My Little Girl

My children can often be heard chanting the sterotypical 'Daddy, can I have a pony?'

They adore them, when we visited London earlier this year we treated the girls to a trip to Covent Garden Build a Bear store where my youngest chose a My Little Pony. That poor pony has been dragged hither and thither and is looking a little worse for wear! So I decided it was time to give her a break and make something new for my daughter to obsess over.

A couple of weeks ago I made a last minute birthday gift for a good friends lovely little boy

mater birthday bag present

Probably the most challenging paper pieced project I've done to date, actually if it hadn't of been a last minute rush I would have probably thought more about it and not even attempted it!

But I am glad I did because its really helped my confidence and I knew I wanted to do something similar for Juliettes birthday. You may remember I shared this little fabric pull with you a while ago

I have until Thursday to turn this into my daughters birthday present. Better get cracking!

Almost every pink solid from my stash and a little Tilda for the background, thank goodness for my Simply Solids So Solids Crew subscription!

Neigh.

And I turned them into this, using this fab free pattern from Liljabs. Originally sewn up on Liljabs as Rainbow Dash I decided to change mine to Pinkie Pie to tie in with my daughters Little Pony toy.

All that was left was to turn it into a cushion cover, cue sweet little pink scrappy patchwork with her favorite things, mermaids, owls, strawberries, and many more.

A Pony Cushion

Then add an invisible zip, new new favorite closure for cushions, and the perfect vintage sheet fq from my stash (originally from Mary, check out her shop for more amazing vintage fabrics!)

Vintage sheet backing


Pony Cushion and her muse ;-)

I think Balloon the Pony approves don't you? My daughter did too, the cushion has not left her side since her birthday, she even wanted to take it in the bath!

(note: Mater pattern is also available on the same Liljabs page as the My Little Pony)

17 comments:

Sarah said...

Lucky Jools! Its freakin awesome sweetie. Very very cool.

Lynz said...

Pinkie Pie is my Chook's favourite! You'll forgive me if I don't show her that - she'll only give me the doe eyes wanting one! I just adore it. You're such a great mum.

Kelly said...

Seriously cool - I want one too!

KristyLou said...

Oh wow! That is amazing!

Canadian Abroad said...

Simply incredible paper piecing. Lucky child!

Katy Cameron said...

Excellent job missus!

Gertie Pye said...

OMG! Best PP pattern ever! My daughter would go an interesting shade of green if she saw this cushion and I didn't make one for her. Will save that pattern link!

cheeky monkey said...

Oh Pinky Pie is just gorgeous! This is the perfect cushion.

Jo Robertson (thejoyofthehousetomyself) said...

It's fab! Well done with all those teeny bits!

pennydog said...

Fabulous, I love the scrappy patchwork too

Charlotte said...

bloody genius!

memmens said...

You are so clever, Mater is well loved (and full of cars) thank you, love the sheet you used for the back of Whoolijets cushion - she is one lucky girl xx

Indianna said...

Mater and the pony are both fantastic. Intricate piecing on both - not easy.

moira said...

Wowsers. I'm no pink pony girl but I love it

Tammy Chrzan said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!
Love the pony, I wish I had your talent!
Tammy xx

Cindy said...

Holy cow that's amazing piecing. You've totally knocked that out of the park, Emily!

Sarah Lou said...

Amazing paper piecing!