Saturday, November 27, 2010

gifts and wishes: pillow talk...

If I have the time, I try to make as many gifts as possible...

Big dork.  I know...I'm okay with it.

Pillows are one of my favorite gifts to give and receive.  I once heard someone say that they like to bring home fabric from their travels and make pillows.  That way the memory of the trip is always nearby and it becomes a part of home...I really like that idea.  But I don't think that the fabric has to be from exotic can just be a beautiful color or maybe have a special memory attached to it.

I recently made this one for my very special aunt.  She gave me this beautiful Japanese fabric that she has had since the '60's.  I decided to make her a pillow so that we could both have a little bit of the beautiful fabric.  I hope she loves it as much as I love her!

Pillows are extra easy to sew and they can be decorated with fabric paint, buttons, ruffles, bows...I'm a little partial to bows, if you haven't noticed.  The bow above is cut on the bias and the edges were left unfinished to make it extra drapey and soft.

Looking for fabric?  Visit the world famous mood fabrics (my most favorite place on earth) for everything your heart desires.

Happy sewing...



  1. YOU are practically perfect in EVERY way! xoxo

  2. you are so silly...I think you are perfect! I hope I'm just like you when I grow up!
    I will see you next month!!!