Friday, May 30, 2014

Two more cubes

Since I was on a finishing streak with some of my F&S exchanges, I started thinking about what to do with the rest of them.  I came up with a "seasonal theme", planning to make two squares for each season.  The squares from Robin made up my first spring one, but the second set of squares I pulled out for a spring cube is just a little off in size from the square pieces of styrofoam.  Back to the drawing board on that one, I suppose. But I did find two more that would work for a seasonal theme.

In fact, it works out particularly well for the winter squares from Renee because the design for the front is a rectangle and the back is a square.  I was going to make an ornament, but couldn't figure out how to make it work, so back to the drawer it went.  That was until I started making up the last set of cubes and came up with the idea of adding a snowflake embellishment.

I dug through my stash of crafty bits - if there's ribbon or sequins or some other embellishment I think I can use for finishing, I put it in with my crafting materials until I have a need for it.  These snowflake sequins came from inside a snowglobe Christmas card, and I was going to sew them on before pinning the fabric to the cube until I figured out it would be much easier just pin them.  Once again, the wide dark blue satin ribbon makes an appearance.  I may change it up a little if I find a snowflake embellished ribbon when the Christmas craft materials come out (which should be any day now, right?  LOL)

We have so many ornaments for the tree that this will be a nice addition to the other decorations.  I decorate our mantle and the dividing wall between our kitchen and family room, so I will be able to tuck this piece in the greenery in either place.

And here's the one I did with the squares from Shelley P.

I ended up using the same fabric I used on another no-sew cube (also from a F&S Exchange from Nicky).  That cube lives on the shelf in Little Dude's room.  I had planned on using the one from Shelley as part of my "summer pair" for my living room, but when I was photographing the two cubes together, Little Dude asked if he could have the "really cool pirate one!" for his room.  Looks like I'll have to find something else.

You know, as I went back through my blog looking for posts on the original squares, I happened to notice that I have a one track mind when it comes to finishing these squares.  I see them and almost immediately think, "Oh!  No sew cube!"  I think I need to do a little branching out!


Robin said...

Your cubes look super, Jennifer! I like how you embellished the snowman piece to get it to work! Very creative!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Robin in Virginia

Annie said...

I love all your no-sew cubes and I'm inspired to make one. Are you able to buy the styrofoam cubes in the small size like that or do you have to cut them down to size?

Kathy L. said...

I love the cubes. I participated for the last 2 rounds and loved it. I made a pinkeep with one but I still have my last squares to do. I like the cube idea. Might have to try. I loved the group. Wish we were still at it.

Marexstitch said...

Great job of these cubes! It is nice to change up the way we finish things. I need to catch your finishing bug to motivate me to get more of my items out from being hidden away.

Carol said...

You are on a roll, Jenn! How cute they look and I'm sure you were more than happy to share the "pirate" one with your son... How sweet he sounds :)

Blu said...

They look great! I really love the snowflakes on the snowman one.

Brigitte said...

These cubes are just gorgeous. Very creative ideas for the winter squares to make them fit. And the summer cubes are wonderful.