I’ve been working on a simple pillow design for awhile now and finally decided to give it a go tonight. The pillow is based off of a common design found on Hmong clothing, swirls. On Hmong clothing, the swirls are usually cross stitched and then sewn onto fabric. For this project I decided to appliqué swirls with satin and charmeuse. Here’s a sneak peak until I can finalize this pillow better. 🙂 Hope you like the rough draft!
I’m so jealous. Caydi has one of my favorite soups right now, pho. *_*
Yay! I’m so proud to have all my Lucky 6 pillow’s done! 🙂 My nieces will love them! …I hope. Here are the last 3 pillows. Click here for the first Lucky 3.
Hello Kitty, Pandapple and Chococat.
Pillow number 4 of 6, Hello Kitty!!!! This pillow will be going across the country soon to reach a niece of mine. I hope she loves it!
I was a bit nervous about making Hello Kitty due to the fact that Hello Kitty is so popular and who doesn’t know her?! Any Hello Kitty fan can easily pick her out from the crowd and knowing this, I was afraid of making a mistake with her eyes and nose placement. The smallest misplacement could totally throw her off. Oh yeahhhh the stress was on. >=O However I think the final came out pretty good. I was very pleased with the finish pillow.
I had Google an image of Hello Kitty and used it as my layout. I used a combination of minky, velvet and felt fabric to finish the pillow. I also used my new Gingher scissor and serger that the Hubbie had got me this past week. The scissor is a bit heavy and uncomfortable but very sharp and good for corners. The serger as of now intimidates me because I’ve not learn how to thread it completely yet. O_O It will take some time. 🙂
Later on today I will be working on pillow 5. What do you think of the final pillow? 🙂
I wanted to finish all six pillows before posting them but I couldn’t resist after making these three! I have Keroppi, Landry and a nice cute whale! I hope the girls will love em!
Keroppi was the first one I made and I had a lot of fun making him. While sewing his orange shirt, I had a craving for a nice juicy orange! =D
The whale was next and quite a challenge even though it may not look it. There were other details I had in my original sketch but was unable to carry out! Regardless, I am very happy with the outcome.
Landry was my last pillow made. I was a little worry about Landry because I wasn’t sure if the fabric color I had would match it but I think it turned out pretty good.
Do you like them?
To view the last 3 of the Lucky 6’s pillows, click here.
I finished the draft snake but am unsure of how well it will work. >.< I am going to give it to my coworker to test out and if it doesn’t work well, I will redo it. I ended up using gems to help add weight and snaps for the closing ends. It’s stuffed and filled with polyester fiberfill. I hope this works and I hope she likes it!