Seems longer to me, but one month ago ~ excited and armed with inspiration ~ I set out to make a Valentine's Day postcard pillow for Liv. Instead, she's getting a springtime postcard pillow that she can use all year...
And after fiddling and stitching, ripping and re-stitching, I really like it. Really, really.
Here are some of the details:
I changed the stamp from flowers to the Eiffel Tower...
If you look very closely here, you'll see the pencil mark inside my "cancellation stamp" that I stitched in, didn't like and ripped out. After the first wash, that line will disappear.
Here is the little house patch down in the corner that keeps getting cut off in my pics:
Not very good pics, but you get the idea. I was inspired by a Dottie Angel apron for the base, and had an idea to use the white lace around the postcard as if it were tape. But the "postcard" needed more framing, so I added the pink stripes, thinking of washi tape. Love it.
Whew, I'm so glad it's done! And just so you know, Olivia sleeps on two pillows... both are rather flat. This one goes on the bottom and the pink dotty one back there behind it (that I made for her when she slept in the bassinet) goes on top. So she won't really be putting her face on all those postcard stitches. And she spends half the night in my bed, anyway. There's another story.
There are a few minutes left of Friday so, here are my faves this week:
1. Coffee ♥, 2. ♥♥♥ - Christiane Dahlbeck (from the book "Fadenspiel"), 3. peter cotton tail, 4. Amy Borrell, 5. Untitled, 6. Project 365 - Day 168, 7. inspiration from sanctuary, 8. tooth pillow, 9. The sweet one , 10. Granny Squares, 11. flora the explorer, 12. old rabbit toy, 13. happy valentine's day, flickr peeps!
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p.s. After a trip to the doctor's office to find out Nicholas has an ear infection, we're all on the mend now. Have a great weekend!! xo amy