Friday, May 6, 2011

pillow happy

I have been on a finishing frenzy lately...quite unlike me, really :) I am showing off said finishes. First off, I heard from my partner Lisa that she received the pin pillow I made for the Blackbird Designs exchange, so here it is--on a peachy linen of some kind from my stash, done with the recommended GAST and WDW floss. I added some buttons from my stash and rick rack from the Victorian Sampler Motto shop.

This cutie is what I received for the same exchange from Sarah--Bird in Hand done with some gorgeous dark red floss, with buttons on the corners and stuffed with rice. I had stitched this myself for the last BBD exchange (I am crazy for designs with birds), and was kinda sad to let it I have one for myself! Thank you Sarah, I love this birdie!

Here are a few of my recent finishes in pillow form. This was my first attempt at making a heart and probably my last for a while . Definitely not my favorite way to finish something and certainly not the best heart pillow you'll ever see :0

And here is a not-so-great snap of my mom's pincushion, which turned out much better. I trimmed it with chenille and stuffed it with ground walnut shells, which increased the postage tremendously since I think I used about six cups lol.

Here is the final finish of my finishing frenzy--actually stitched and finished in one day, which is almost unheard of for me...La D Da's Yellow Bird, done on a slightly distressed cream linen with WDW Havana. I think I've finally satisfied my compulsion to stitch birds for a while :)

Thank you all for visiting and for your kind comments. My second blogaversary is coming up next month so I think a giveaway will be in order...Until next time, happy stitching!