Thursday, February 28, 2013

Spring Pillows!

I wanted to make another pillow to match the first one, since I am hanging them on the same peg rack. I messed up and had to straighten up the bottom edge, but I think the whole stitchery is a bit wonky and seems that way in the photo. I love the design, but not the way it is put together, the bottom is too pointed to look nice hanging, so I think it would be better to round off the bottom corners. I decided to just use it as a shelf sitter with a bird arrangement.

I forgot to look at the photo before I started and made a blue bird, the one in the pattern is red, but I wanted blue anyways;) This is from the book, Simple Pleasures in Redwork by Kathy Schmitz.

One thing I forgot to mention, is that I reduced the designs from the book, by 20%. I wanted them a little smaller for the areas I am using them in.

Since I wanted something else to hang on the peg, I made a quick wool pillow today. This is a pattern by Primitive Gatherings' Lisa Bongean. It was fun to make, even though I made a mess of this one too, lol. The photo is horrid, but we it is raining all week, so I had to use a flash. I used an over dyed pearl cotton on the stitchery and edge.


Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

beautiful job & I loke 'wonky' ~ also love the smaller size...perfect!

Jennie in GA said...

Nice finishes. I am working on a Kathy Schmitz design right now, too. Love that you did a bluebird. I saw one in my yard today!!!

Dolly Sarrio said...

Beautiful work I love your creative side. I would love for you to come link up some of your handmade items at The Creative Blog Hop my first blog hop over at dolly's designs..please check it out would love to have you.

Dawn said...

I love your bird in cage - so sweet.
Congratualtions on two great finishes.

cucki said...

So sweet..I love them so much d

moosecraft said...

They are BOTH gorgeous! Love it with the blue bird! Where did you find the pattern for the PG one?

Kate said...

I think your birdcage stitchery is delightful and your cushion is so Prim - love them both!

Robin ~ Bird In The Hand Primitives ~ said...

Love the stitchery pillow and the little wool applique pillow !!
You made good use of time indoors becuase of inclement weather !! Once our weather breaks here, I'll be busy with alot of work outdoors, so I have to get all the crafting in I can right now, but you're right...The flash is tricky getting a decent pic..yours looks pretty good !!

coinguyslady said...

Cute,cute,cute! I bet your home is beautiful with all your work.