Friday, April 30, 2010

Mother's Day Pillow

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This is what I spent a huge part of yesterday wasting spending my time working on. A pillow for my MIL for Mother's Day. I am thrilled with how it turned out. If you click on the image below you can read the text.

The first photos is one of my favorite photos of my husband as a child. He is at the dentist office and about to get a gold cap on one of his front teeth. The second photo is my husband now. I can't wait til my MIL sees it, she doesn't know he has a beard.

The burlap is recycled coffee bean bags. The front of the pillow is my first effort at printing a photo directly onto regular fabric. It was fun and I can see loads of potential projects from it. I sewed lace, and jute braid around the front and then I hand stitched down jute twine adding glass pearls as I went.

There are four different buttons in the corners from my button stash and I used lace to make three rosettes. I am really pleased with this and wish it were mine (text aside). :)

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I am sharing this at:

The Girl Creative: Just Something I Whipped Up

Between Naps on the Porch: Metamorphosis Monday

Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

These Creative Juices: Linky Party

My House of Giggles: Tuesday Talent Show

My Backyard Eden: Make it Yours Day

It So Very Cheri: Spotlight Yourself

I am Only One, but Still I am One: Check Me Out Saturday

Craft Envy: Saturday Spotlight

Finding Fabulous: Frugalicious Friday


  1. So cute! I love that the burlap is from a recycled coffee bean bag!

  2. THat is fantastic! Your MIL will love it, very unique and special indeed!

  3. Love that pillow. So gorgeous!!! Your MIL is going to be thrilled. I am currently working on a '63 Volvo craft for my MIL (it's the car she had when she was younger and can't seem to stop reliving the days of motoring it around). :-)

  4. Such a sweet idea!

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! So glad you did! This pillow is beautiful! Your MIL will love it! It puts the 'nana' pillow I made for mine to shame. :)

  6. Absolutely love it. The photos are great, but the trimmings really make it look so original and beautiful.

  7. You are so clever! I love this idea and it is very Green too! I just wish I could sew...

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    Best wishes,

  8. What a beautiful tribute to your MIL, I love the flowers and details you added to it. It is lovely!!

  9. Anonymous12:29 PM

    That's so pretty! xxx

  10. Beautiful job on the pillow. I know your MIL will love it!

  11. Gorgeous! I love the whole concept and know my mom would love to receive something like this! I would too (hint, hint to my hubby!).


  12. Just darling!!!

  13. What a lovely unique gift! Love it!

  14. This was definitely NOT a waste of your time. It is beautiful! Love your embellishments.

  15. So happy I stopped by, your blog looks great! What a wonderful, unique gift! She will love it!!

  16. love it- wanted to let you know i featured you on my blog

  17. so pretty and charming! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place when you get a moment. I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to the same!

  18. It turned out very pretty and it looks like you spent a lot of time making it. Love the burlap and how memorable it will be for her.

  19. So very cute! What a great gift!

  20. Luv your sweet pillow...thanks for showing it off at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS!


  21. Oh these are SO pretty! What a thoughtful gift! Thanks for linking up and sharing your creative juices :)