Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Funky Christmas Pillow : :

Just after finishing up my orders, I decided to make yet another Holiday Garland Pillow -- this one's for us! The kids love this pillow, they really do, so I was happy to make one of their very own. I am sure it gets annoying to watch 99% of what I make head out the door this time of year and I think they handle it so well!

Funky Christmas PIllow

I put together a very simple tutorial right here, if you're interested in making your own. I think this new scrappy one is my 6th and will be my last! I have so many ideas that I am afraid I won't be getting to this year. There is just never enough time!! Is there?

Holiday Garland Pillows

Lately, Lily isn't ever too far away from me. She's such a sweet girl! When my son had the 24 hr flu the other day, she laid with him all day long. She even followed him into the bathroom each time! She either has an amazing sense to want to comfort or each day she decides which one of us will be sitting most the day and makes her decision. Ha!

My sewing sidekick

I tired to get photos of her batting at my needle. It was the first time she ever did this! It made me so nervous, my gosh! In this photo she just looks completely upset that I woke her.

My sewing sidekick

I made this pillow of all my ribbon, ric rac, and felt scraps lying around. I think it looks festive and fun!

Funky Christmas Pillow

I finished the back off with some of my cute Riley Blake fabric with mittens, hot chocolate & snowflakes. I love this fabric!

Funky Christmas Pillow

It's a little funky, but we like it!

Funky Christmas Pillow

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28 comments:

  1. Thanks for brightening my day with the great pillow design and cat pictures! I will give the pillow a try! Best wishes.

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  2. Betty, thank you! If you do, please share!!!

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  3. Soooo cute but i absolutely am in love with the lampshade!

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  4. The lampshade is from Anthropologie, from a year or so ago. It's not available anymore, but they always have some pretty amazing ones to offer --
    http://search.anthropologie.com/controller?N=1000033&Nao=0&Np=2&Nrc=id+1000&Ntk=primary&Ntt=shade&Nu=p_group_id

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  5. Haha, Lily is really giving you the evil eye! I love the pillow and it's such a great way to use up scraps. Have a great day! :)

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  6. This pillow is really wonderful.

    Greetings

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  7. Lilly is just the sweetest! Is she a ragdoll? And the pillow is pretty cute too! I have some of the mittens and cocoa print, its lovely :o)

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  8. I love this pillow. Tha back with mittens is soooo sweet. I wonder what would happen if my two cats slept around a sewing machine. Probably no space to work :)

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  9. Hi! I'm so happy I found you and your lovely blog! Your pillows are fantastic, your cat so sweet and everyone with Husqvarna is unique!
    I enjoy different materials and I love your works!
    x Teje

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  10. I'm glad you made one to keep! It's a very fun pillow, and the Riley Blake fabric is such a fun backing. Lily is adorable! Kitties are so helpful at keeping you company when you're sick.

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  11. Love the funky Christmas pillow--and the cat pics.
    My cat sits on top of my sewing machine foot pedal when he thinks I've been ignoring him too long.

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  12. I love the pics of Lily... too cute! Another gorgeous version of your pillow, Maureen. I'm glad you decided to make one for yourself :)

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  13. I love the pics of Lily... too cute! Another gorgeous version of your pillow, Maureen. I'm glad you decided to make one for yourself :)

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  14. Oh, I love it. Your sewing companion is very sweet too. Jacinta

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  15. what a great pillow! i only wish i had some extra time to make one! :)

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  16. Such a cute and beautiful pillow!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  17. i am glad you made one to keep! sara asks me every time i finish something if it is for us or if we are giving it to someone else... ;) i love your kitty. so so cute. i wish we could have one but my husband is sooo allergic!

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  18. Both the pillow and the kitty are beautiful!!!

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  19. This is so fun! All the colors and patterns make it extra festive. As it happens, I have some perfect scraps for this project, but I don't need one more thing to do! Such a busy season :)

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