Friday, 27 September 2013

Pouffe Palavar (it wasn't really a palavar, I just couldn't think of another "p" word)

I always love it when something I've been hoarding for no particular reason or purpose actually comes in handy.

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:



Cute huh?

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

26 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, it's fab!! And I think it's a bargain for £20.
    Good luck with your jumbling.

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  2. Oh my goodness that thing is absolutely gorgeous!! I love everything about it!
    Have a great weekend,
    Tammy

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  3. What a proud and plump pouffe. xx

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  4. That is bloody fantastic, you should be very proud of yourself, straight out of a swanky design magazine!
    We have the same coffee table! x

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  5. That's fabulous! So clever. I think your sofa is so stylish too. Is it proper vintage?

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  6. That is so cool! Will definitely be putting this on my already massive list of things to knit.

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  7. Oh WoW! Thats wonderful
    Julie xxxxxx

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  8. Love the colour.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  9. Good work with the needles Loo!
    Love the colour too btw.

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  10. That's bloody fabularse!
    I'm hopeless at following instructions....I have to get G to translate! X

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  11. gorgeous wow wow! I adore!! xx

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  12. Can't beat a bit of alliteration when it comes to post titles!
    You are clever Loo, your pouffe is magnificent & I like your cushions too. I can understand your excitement re the JS's, I went to one last week, shame they aren't more frequent. Will be looking out for your scores. X

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  13. Brilliant! How clever of you! And what a great way of using up the old duvet and flat cushions!

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  14. Wah it's brilliant! Making one of these is definitely on my Things To Do When I Have A Spare Few Weeks list. Did you have to use massive needles?! xx

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  15. Love it! Also love the word 'palaver' I use it a lot ...

    Hope there were rich pickings st the jumbles, I've got one to go to on Thursday ... what rock and roll lives we lead!

    Love Claire xxx

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  16. Wonderful, very clever!! I hope you found some bargains at the boot sale- do tell us!

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  17. How were the jumbles? Well, you've got one helluva big pom pom there, so I'm expecting great things, Loo! xxxx

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  18. oh my gosh these are awesome. wish i was talented enough to make something like this.

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  19. Hi, I've just stumbled upon you. Not sure why I hadn't done it earlier, as have enjoyed trawling through your posts. Love the pouff, and love that you are a knitter - I am sick of seeing gorgeous crochet that I have a snowballs chance of recreating (don't tell me you're multi-talented and can hook too! I haven't trawled enough to find out.) S:)

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  20. You are a knitting genius. Love it!
    Hope you feel rightly proud of yourself.
    Did the jumbles turn up trumps?
    Lisa x

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  21. Wow,fantastic,well done,Your pouffe s amazing,love the colour, I've seen these, so expensive in the shops too. have a great weekend,love Julie xxxx

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  22. You've done a great job! It looks so good. Genius!

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  23. Holy arsebiscuit - you made a poof!

    It's absolutely gorgeous and I'll bet I could figure out how to crochet one pretty easily (she says blithely... but honestly, I see tantrums in my near future).

    I especially love the poof on the sofa. It is right.

    Sarah xxx

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