Friday, March 12, 2010

A Silk Pillow Idea, Time to Indulge

Hi Friends!

I wanted to share an idea I saw many years ago on line ~ wish I knew where so I could share the link.

When I placed the pillow on the chair to take the photo ~ Teddi jumped right up next to it for a nap!

He's such a show off!

I used the printer fabric from Walmart and printed the photo a full 8 x 12.

After ironing the photo to a piece of dupioni silk ~ I machine embroidered a design to the left bottom corner and a T for Teddi on the right top corner.

Using vintage velvet ribbon that used to belong to my Aunt ~ a hat maker in Chicago ~

I carefully machine stitched the velvet on both side of the ribbon ~ placing the ribbon on the sides first, the top and bottom last.

I hand stitched a big velvet bow to the right corner.

Then simply sew another piece of silk to the top ~ right sides together ~ leaving a generous sized opening to turn right side out. I used a pillow form on the inside.
The silk and velvet create a classy look that would be so perfect for a wedding photo ~
especially in sepia!

I made this for my friend Lisa's birthday recently.
The fabrics are very unusual ~ I purchased them on a trip to New York City last fall.
They are Japanese fabrics ~ they have a polyester feel but were very pricey so I am wondering if they have silk in them?
6 very tiny pieces ~ maybe a 1/18 of a yard each or less ~ was $26.00.
Do any of you know what this fabric is? Everything was in Japanese so I can only guess.

Well dear ones ~ I am headed to South Carolina to see my Grama soon.

Until next time remember ~

Spring is JUST around the corner so ~

.......perhaps in some lavender pink m&m's

......plant some Pansy's

.....take some time for a comfy snooze with your favorite pal

......and feel the

......... that is all around you.

"Be extra good to yourself while waiting and working to make your dreams come true and remember ..........your aspirations are your possibilities."



Laurie said...

I LOVE LOVE this idea Terri, and really need to study it and give it a try sometime! Thanks for sharing, and have a wonderful, safe trip!

Bunny Chic Boutique said...

You always have the best craft ideas ~ that Pillow is Gorgeous!!

I'll be thinking and praying for your trip to SC. Take lots of pictures ~

Bunny Hugs ~


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Pat Winter said...

I hope all is well with your grandma and you are having a nice visit.
The projects are wonderful. I think the fabric is vintage Kimono pieces. They have a heavy silk look from what I can see. I have a few pieces and they are small yet pricey. I haven't used them yet.
Keep smiling my friend.

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