Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sketch Stitch Pillows : :

I was talking on the phone with my brother the other night and mentioned how much I have been missing drawing. I use to draw all the time and had always planned to be an illustrator, when I grew up (29 yrs old and I'm not quite there yet). I shared a little of my thoughts on that back when I first started blogging here, but I just haven't given it a real go. I'm sure it is obvious that sewing has really taken over the time I have to work on my crafts especially as of late, and several of you have even sent me emails asking about my knitting, especially the owls. In an effort to combine all these things that I am passionate about, I decided to try to use them all in creating one thing. I am calling these my "Sketch Stitch Pillows."

Sketch Stitch Bunny Pillow -- details available here.
Bunny Stitch Pillow
Each of the pillows made for this collection I plan to finish in a coordinating polka-dot fabric for the reverse side.
finished in polka dots

Sketch Stitch Tree Pillow -- details available here.
Tree Stitch Pillow
I shared the beginning of these pillows last week, this was my first applique created by drawing on felt with black thread this way. It's difficult, kinda of like drawing blind folded, but I am really having fun with it.
stitched.in.black

Sketch Stitch Owl Pillow -- details available here.
owl stitch pillow
I plan to enter this one in this months Blogger's Pillow Party. (You can follow the link or check out my Join In page to find all the details for the B.P.P.)  I know it is a bit different then my past entries (here and here), but Rachel encourages sharing creativity and since I am using a designer fabric for the details and the reverse side -- I figure, why not!
owl stitch pillow close up

I already began work on a few more and am grateful to have sketch books full of inspiration from over the years. I was happy to get a nice reaction from friends when I shared them on my facebook page. I hope you all like them, too!

Happy creating! ~ Maureen

31 comments:

  1. So nice! I love the tree pillow. It's gorgeous!

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  2. Beautiful pillows! Your work is amazing. Found you on EBT and had to friend you on FB, favorite you on Etsy, and follow you here. =)

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  3. Wow these are SO adorable! I love the idea of the matching fabric on the reverse side!!

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  4. That owl is my favorite... so great!

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  5. I like all of them! Too bad I'm already up to my eyeballs in pillows...

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  6. That owl is fabulous! I picked it out of your flickr stream and hoped you enter it into BPP. cool!

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  7. Those are really great. The tree is my favorite, but they are all top knotch.

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  8. That owl pillow is awesome! I love it! What an new and creative way to show off your amazing drawing skills. I want one, please?

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  9. You are so talented! You pillows are gorgeous, and I love the artistry involved in them.

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  10. That owl is flippin' amazing!!!

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  11. I love your pillow! Beautiful!!!

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  12. That owl is crazy-good. LOVE IT!!!

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  13. Those are beautiful. Love the colors and the backing is so cute with the designs.
    Ps: Love the color on your doors and molding. Think its the same as my stairs.

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  14. Wow! I really love that owl sketch pillow - you are so talented. I hope that you are selling these?

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  15. Wow -- you're good! I'm still working on simple shapes like squares and circles! I'm finding it very difficult!

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  16. You are so talented! I get a lot of my creative inspiration from you, and appreciate your art, and all that you share online! Keep it up! Love the bunny!

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