Monday, 2 September 2013

Man-Sized Thank You!

A friend's hubbie recently helped me out in a very generous way, and I wanted to make him something to say thank you!

Does anyone else find men really hard to make for?  I know this person's profession and at least one of his hobbies, but neither of this helped in guiding me to a specific project to make.

Phil's Denim Floor cushion
Front & back: 24" x 24"
So I decided to go with a man-sized floor cushion, made with recycled denim and a few splashes of red somethingorother!

Phil's Denim cushion 005
Before you ask, those feet smell of roses (not Roquefort!)
I quilted in parallel lines, alternating blue and red  The red lines remind me of the double lines of contrast stitching you get on your jeans!!

Phil's Denim cushion 002

The cushion was delivered today, and I'm hoping that this particular male will enjoy putting his feet up and enjoying his new cushion.

Jxo

19 comments:

  1. Looks lovely and comfy :o) I only have my dad to make for, and he's a little odd ;o)

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  2. Love it Jude, and very nice pedi too ;-)

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  3. Great idea for a manly thank you.

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  4. It's so brilliant. Very manly indeed! X

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  5. looks brilliant, yet is so simple

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  6. I love huge cushions and the denim looks perfect for a man!

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  7. Brilliant idea and looks beautiful (and manly!), I think it very much depends on the man but yes I think they are almost all difficult to make for! Well done.

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  8. Looks fab. Men are hard to make for and buy for I think. Women are much much easier.

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  9. Well, that's Christmas sorted for every man I know! Just kidding - but it looks so great and a brilliant gift for a thank you. I can imagine a students flat full of these.

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  10. It's perfect.
    I definitely find it harder to make for men than my ladies, but this is an inspiration make... just hope Lee doesn't make too much of a fuss when I *upcycle* all his old jeans ;0)

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  11. I really struggle to find presents for males too! My husband likes clocks but we now have at least two in every room, and even one in the garden! I think that this Christmas a manly cushion will be just the job - thanks Jude x

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  12. Inspired make Jude a perfect man cushion. Xxx

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  13. Love all the different shades of denim as well as the touch of red. Of course he will love it!

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  14. Great idea, and very versatile, too! I'd say he loved it!

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