Friday, April 15, 2011

Love Lives Here

Some of you may remember the sneak peek of a project I was working on here.  This pillow is the finished project!  I love how it turned out.  I started with a vintage lace edged embroidered table scarf.  The only embroidery on it was the flowers.  I added a garland made of vintage mother of pearl buttons and stitched the words.  A happy yellow heart seemed like the perfect addition!

Next, I added some french knots and beads

Some machine stitching and embroidery stitches

And a cheery yellow bow

I sewed the scarf onto a piece of pretty floral fabric and used the same fabric for the pillow back.

I can't decide if I want to keep it or put it in my Etsy shop.  As much as I enjoyed the creating part, I didn't enjoy the stuffing of the pillow part!  It is a little lumpy feeling!  If I make any more pillows, I will make it to have an insert.

Love lives here and I hope it lives where you are too!

Happy Friday!!!

I'm joining these great blogs today

Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage


  1. Lovely Annette! How can you part with it???

    Janet xox

  2. It turned out beautiful! Some things are so hard to give up!

  3. I don't blame you I'd want to keep it too!!!

  4. It is so pretty, I wouldn't be able to part with it :)

    Have a lovely Weekend, T. :)

  5. OHHHH . . . I'd have a hard time parting with it! Love all the detail, especially the button garland and the touch of beads! Truly a work of art!

  6. I love the pillow! You are very talented.


  7. You did a marvelous job, it is totally precious !
    The mother of pearl buttons certainly add a big slice of charm and the sweet little bow is like the cherry on top of a hot fudge sundae. I know I would keep it ! :)

    I've noticed that a few crafters make and sell their pillows as just a pillow slip and the customer buys (or provides) their own insert or filler. Guess it would make shipping a whole lot easier. :D

  8. That is so pretty! Would make an amazing Mother's day gift :)

  9. It's beautiful - so delicate and feminine. I agree with Audrey - fantastic mother's day gift. I also love the new look of your blog.

    Hugs - Marie

  10. Love the pillow! So pretty and romantic!

  11. Annette, this turned out just PERFECT in every way. You have such patience to do that stitching. The sentiment is so sweet and all the attention to detail show it was made with love!

  12. This is stunning. The elements you added are just perfect. It all came together so well! Nice job.

  13. Charming pillow! I say keep it and make more to sell on Etsy.

  14. Sooo Soooo pretty it....Picket

  15. I love your pillow- it is absolutely darling! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)


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