Again, I’m getting great use out of my gigantic heart stamp! The mess up was perfect timing, if you ask me. What would I have done for Valentine’s day decorations & gifts had I not had this stamp?
Penelope loves sleeping & cuddling with her pillows, so I thought I’d make her a little heart pillow for her collection! Happy Valentine’s my dove! Thankfully she doesn’t read this blog so I can share this with you before I give it to her. I’m pretty pleased with how the pillow turned out, although the printing of the heart turned out a little messier than I had hoped. I ended up having to paint in where the ink was too light, but I still like the effect of it all.
To allow for easy cleaning of her new pillow, I made a muslin pillow form and then I made the cover. I added a visible zipper to the cover for easy removal & just because I thought it’d look cool. Do you see the velvet scalloped ribbon? OH MY GOODNESS. When I taught calligraphy to the lovely folks at American Crafts a few months ago, they gave me that ribbon (along with some other goodies). I LOVE this ribbon. Even though their ribbon is packaged & sold at craft/scrapbooking stores, it makes for wonderful embellishments with sewing projects. And really, I’m just sharing this with you because I love their ribbon. Not because they asked me to. Again, did I mention how much I love their ribbon?!?
Are you making anything fun for Valentine’s? ALSO, do you have multiple kiddies? I’m trying to think of something special to do/give to Penelope when Felix comes as a “big sister” prize. Any ideas?