Thursday, March 12, 2015

Pillow Cover For A Friend & Daffodils

The two items in my title have nothing whatsoever to do with each other.  I just wanted to throw my daffodil picture in, because I did buy a couple of pots at the grocery store and they really were a nice little mood lifter.

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I made up a pillow cover for a friend at work.  I have this image on my computer at work as the background wallpaper.

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It is from Lang and I bought one of their calendars for 2015 so you get access to some computer wallpapers for each month.  My friend at work loved this image and mentioned how nice a pillow would look with it.  Several times.  So, I did what any pressured person would do ~ I caved and made her a pillow cover. 

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I printed it onto iron on transfer paper and used Osnaberg fabric for the image.  I used a brown burlap Damask for the back and did an envelope closure.  You can see a really nice tutorial for that type of pillow back here at Kate’s Place.

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My friend also loves burlap so this tied the two in nicely.

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I had just enough of this trim in my stash to go around the image.  The room she wants to use the pillow in has blue and brown.

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I enjoyed sewing this up for my friend and she was thrilled to get it.  She was showing it off to everyone at work and wouldn’t let it leave her sight (in case someone decided to make off with it!). 

24 comments:

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

It is so pretty and what a thoughtful friend you are to make it for her. I think the best gifts are made by hand with love.

lynn said...

very pretty, kathy! i love using iron on's for pillows!

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

It's beautiful, Kathy! Lucky friend!
:)
Hugs,
Lin

Debbie said...

The pillow is lovely, but I wonder about the process you used to get permission from Lang to copy the image?

Okio B Designs said...

What a beautiful pillow for your friend. Hope she realizes she's a lucky gal. =)

Jeanine

Stacey said...

How smart and beautiful!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

It's beautiful Kathy! I am sure she treasures it.

Laurel Stephens said...

What a pretty image and a super thoughtful (under slight pressure :)) gift!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

That's one lucky co-worker! It's beautiful, and it sounds like it will go perfectly with her room. AS for the daffodils, I really need to go out and buy some fresh flowers!
xoKathleen

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, What a gorgeous pillow that calender print made. Love the color combo of brown and blue.
So sweet of you to make it for your work friend.
Lovely yellow blooms too.
Hugs, CM

JP said...

Your friend is very lucky, Kathy...it's a beautiful pillow!
JP

Ellen, the Bluestocking Belle said...

Gorgeous! No wonder your friend was thrilled!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, this is gorgeous! You need to put these in your Etsy shop. What a special gift for your friend! Your pillow is lovely!

Cynthia said...

This is just beautiful Kathy. Love the combination of fabric.

Cindy

Marie Blackburn said...

The pillow is so pretty Kathy. Your friend must have been thrilled with the results!

NanaDiana said...

Kathy- That was so nice of you to make her a pillow. You are a sweet soul. The daffys are lovely!!!! xo Diana

Ivy and Elephants said...

I can certainly see why she was guarding it, GORGEOUS!!! The image is just beautiful and the trim you chose is perfect. Hummm, ... if I whine enough maybe I'll get one, too???
Hugs,
Patti

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a lucky friend of yours....the pillow is so beautiful!!!

Cherie said...

What a lucky friend... I love that gorgeous pillow

chateau chic said...

This is a beautiful pillow, Kathy! Love the print from Lang...such pretty soft spring colors too.
Mary Alice

Debbiedoos said...

That is so sweet and so special Kathy! Your friend is a lucky lady:)

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

love the pillow - and especially the daffodils - I am anxious for spring!

Scrap for Joy said...

Gorgeous pillow! You finished it off perfectly! Your workmate is a lucky woman!
Joyce

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You are a dear heart.

I LOVE that imagine (ok, yes, I am a little bit bird obsessed so you knew that already.)

Looks great and she will cherish it for years to come.

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