Tuesday, December 28, 2010


If your going to give something handmade you need to think long and hard about the recipient. My niece has been subject to a lot of crafty things from me over the years - bags, tags, quilts. I have no idea if she likes them or not - but I take the chance she will.

This Christmas is no exception. My niece is really into horses and I started with getting her books, but wanted to add something different. I still have an old Girls Annual I received one year for Christmas (very British) - with a picture on the cover I thought was perfect for my "idea".

It was easy enough to scan the cover and print on to fabric. I added backing using my favorite product - Steam a Seam...And after a root through all my material I just happened to find the right fabric that matched.
Which was a good thing because my pal Beth was able to supply me with the perfect horse ribbon to go with the pillow (the colours really match better then the lighting shows).
In case you are interested in such things, here is the back.
So there you have it. I've decided if my niece does not like it, I'm keeping it for myself! I'll let you know if it comes back from Canada with me (LOL). Jewels
UPDATE: My niece thought her pillow was wonderful!


  1. Oh my goodness! The pillow is wonderful!!!~~~XXOO, Beth

  2. That is really a great pillow and I think it will be just right for your niece. You did a fantastic job putting the pillow together, jewels. yay!

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  4. WOW! This is a wonderful cushion, perfect choice of fabrics and I love the image taken from the front of the book! The rosette is a great finishing touch. She MUST love it surely?!

    Thanks for your comments on my blog - YES, I am in Mary's new collage club, I'm signed up for the whole year! It looks fun doesn't it?! I'd heard X Factor is going over the pond, but be warned - it's addictive, so start watching at your peril!

    Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year,


  5. I think that's adorable. Cute even without the ribbon, but that really puts it over the top.

  6. Great pillow, Julie! I'll bet you don't get to bring it home with you - I think she will love it. Love the back opening to get the pillow form in and out, too. Carol

  7. Holy smokes. This pillow is GORGEOUS - congratulations! I love it! :D

  8. Sydney does indeed love it and she cuddled it all the way home and it now has a place of honour on her bed! Great job!