I'm talking about the single duvet languishing in a bag under the spare bed together with the cushions that had lost their oomph. What I was keeping the cushions for, I know not. They really were useless and not fit for purpose.
Anyway, I decided to knit a pouffe and use the duvet and useless cushions as stuffing.
I was inspired by Pickles' so-called Puff Daddy here:
I couldn't quite follow the instructions (because I'm a fool) but I found this one easier to follow.
I used this deliciously soft chunky yarn which is 51% wool and 49% acrylic. It's probably far too lovely and soft for an item of furniture but it was cheaper than the equivalent 100% chunky acrylic.
Now, I would have liked to show you the steps leading up to the pouffe's creation, but Little Miss J and P has, YET AGAIN, deleted the pics from the camera *tries to suppress evil thoughts*.
Anyway, if you follow these instructions you can't go wrong AND it's the same principle, would you believe, as my round cushion here .
So, you knit a large rectangle, sew together the two short sides to make a cylinder, gather one end of cylinder with running stitch, stuff with spare duvet and useless cushions, gather and sew the other end so it looks like this:
I didn't much care for the gaping hole at either end so I knitted two small squares and stuffed them in the holes at both ends:
|Aah that's much better|
Here it is in situ:
And here it is, for some reason, posing proudly on the sofa:
The pouffe cost just under £20 which isn't bad when shop bought pouffes cost a whole lot more.
On another note, rejoice with me, dear readers, as there are a whole TWO jumble sales to go to tomorrow. I am so excited that I fear I won't get a wink of sleep tonight.....Seriously.....
Bye bye one and all. xx