Saturday, 5 November 2011

All you need is Love




Finished...... at last!  

Phew - as a commercial venture this is surely one big flop, simply due to the time it's taken to do all the hand-stitching.  I must have spent at least 10 hours working on this one little pillow, so I can't see myself putting it in my Folksy shop anytime soon.  I'm rather pleased with it though, even if I don't know what I'm going to do with it now!


I've done another little piece of reverse applique on the back, behind a small oval panel of wool.  This time a heart to go with the theme, and I've finished off the bottom of the envelope flap with a little row of cross stitch kisses.  After so much time hand-sewing, it was a matter of moments to whizz around the outside with the sewing machine to finish it.

The only place I can think suitable for it would be on the bed, and it certainly doesn't go with any of my bedding.  Oh no.....  does this mean I now have to make a quilt to match? 

Sobs quietly.

6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pillow Jan. Loving the reverse applique. May have to bite the bullet and give it ago myself.

    Yep, think you need a quilt to match. Maybe black & white with touches of red. I'm loving that combo at the moment. :)

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  2. Sometimes it's just nice to do things for the sheer hell of it, this one is definitely one to keep.

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  3. It's truly gorgeous and definitely one to keep. maybe use it as a prototype and design something similar but quicker to make for sale.

    You'll enjoy making the new quilt ;-)

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  4. Soooo pretty! I'd want to keep hold of it too, after all that work! I'm sure you'll find a home for it somewhere.

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  5. Lovely cushin Jan. I think to make it comercially you would have to do it on the machine. Does your machine have a stitch that looks a bit like blanket stitch? Mine does, so if you used a machine embroidery thread you could get a similar effect. Not quite as good but still nice.

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