Monday, March 2, 2009


About a year ago, I bought these adorable little crocheted flowers and leaves from Lavenderlizard (she sells them in her Lavenderladybug shop now). Liz even made me the color I wanted and everything. I told her then that I was going to make a pillow for my bed.

Well, here it is, a year later. Liz asked me just a couple of weeks ago where that pillow was. Well here it is!!!!!!!


Here is my new pillow on my bed. I used a quilted chocolate brown fabric as the background, then I appliqued fabric stems, flowers and leaves on it. Then I hand stitched the crocheted flowers and leaves on top of that and added buttons as flowers also.

Yes, I know, my appliqueing needs work as does my hand stitching and just about everything else. But hey, I think it still looks great.

This is the back of the pillow. It's an envelope pillow with a pillow form inside. Very easy to get in and out.

So, I had a flower left over. It was a cute flower with alot of petals. I just couldn't bring myself to stitch around every single petal, so I didn't use it on my pillow. But I still wanted to use it.

Lately, I've become obsessed with pincushions. I've seen some lately on etsy that are truly a work of fabric art. So Saturday night, while watching Kung Fu Panda with my two favorite boys (DH and DS) I stitched this little beauty. Well, it's not perfect by any means. But I think it's cute. I used the button on top of the flower and sewed the flower down that way. So all the petals are still free to blow in the wind but it looks cute. I also think I did a better job of appliqueing the fabric flower to the brown fabric. I went really sssslllllooowwww.

The main problem with this pin cushion, which my son pointed out to me, is that I didn't use anything in the bottom to prevent the pins from coming through. I will next time though. Guess I'll just have to be careful with this one.

Look Liz! It's not a UFO (unfinished object) anymore!! YAY!

Lavenderladybug is having a 20% off sale today for First Monday! I've got my eye on these: - shabby chic flowers. They are so pretty!

Check out Liz's other shop today, Lavenderlizard, for her Buy One and Get One 50% off sale! Her scarves are to die for! So pretty and soft. And my lip balm wouldn't know what to do without it's lip balm holder. Makes it very easy to find in my purse!

Thanks Liz, for making such a great product and for giving me the bump I needed to finish this pillow. I hope you like it!


  1. Tricia,

    The pillow turned out great!!! I just love the pincushion, too! Using the button to attach the flower -- sooo clever!

    Thanks so much!

  2. That pillow and pin cushion turned out so cute! You are so creative!

  3. The pillow is sooo pretty! That quilted fabric is a perfect background for the flowers... I like the different textures.

    And the pincushion! Adorable. Just adorable!

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