Tuesday, November 17

A pillow for my sleepy head...........

I finished the "Bulb-a-licious" project! It's a design by Sandy Gervais that she has shared on the Christmas Blog Hop (you'll find all the details at Gudrun's blog - Gudrun'sWorld). To check out Sandy's blog just click here and you'll be there. I really liked the pattern she offered but almost right away, I knew I'd make it into a pillow instead of a table mat. I used woolfelt for all of the applique pieces and flannel for the border and corded binding. This will go nicely with a couple of other flannel Christmas pillows that I made a few years ago. I'll take a photo of all of them together when I get to that part of my decorating.

This project was fun and very easy to do. I stitched up the applique part while waiting at the doctor's office last week. I changed the design just a bit by adding the words NOEL to the ornament. Once I was home, I had to lay it aside but tonight, I added the border and binding, then the backing and a couple of buttons in the back for closure and it was done!! Next project I'm going to do are some of the little bags by Terry Atkinson so I can make up Christmas mugs for my grandson and niece. I found really cute mugs at Michael's so tomorrow, I'll see what fabrics I can find that will go best with the mugs.

All of the designer's are offering some really fun projects but even more enjoyable are the stories that are being shared. I can't keep up with reading all of them but hope to come back to them later in December when things settle down a bit. Thanks to all of the designer's for sharing so much fun.
Time now for a bit of a read before I go to bed. Got an Agatha Christie novel that is calling my name. :-)
Sandi

15 comments:

chris said...

Oh, what a nice pillow - maybe that would be an idea for my husbands mother as a christmas present!
Thank You for showing to us all!
Greetings from Germany
Christine

Ida13 said...

You are very quickly! I'm only at the " What would I like to do of them?"-moment.

SarahVee said...

I like how you changed this design into something you will use! I loved it too, but didn't have the big rick rack. Now you have me thinking about changing it too. Thanks again Sandi for inspiring me.

annemarie said...

Lovely pillow - your work is amazing.

Crispy said...

That is a lovely pillow. I love how you adapted the pattern to fit your use :0)

Crispy

Sweet P said...

What a gorgeous pillow!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Such a sweet pillow. I've been following the blog hop and I've loved meeting some new designers. It's been fun!

Needled Mom said...

I love it as a pillow! I also love Agatha. Enjoy.

Owl Lady said...

I know that you will have enjoyed your visit with Agatha. What a nice way to finish the day. I like her books even better with a cuppa.

I am always fascinated with the ways that a design can be "morphed" into other projects.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your pillow is so cute Sandi!! I think I will need to make that one!!

Marls said...

That has turned out really well. Will be good to see all your pillows displayed.

Vivian said...

Your pillow is cute as can be. I'm enjoying seeing how quickly you're turning these designers' plans into your personal versions. Well done!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Nice. Really nice. I need to put some christmas balls in the center of a table runner. This just might do the job.

Pat said...

The pillow turned out lovely and I like that you added the word NOEL to it. You are so good at what you do!

Kate said...

Great idea, Sandy, and quite lovely! K

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