Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Meet My Pillow

Look at my little pillow! I am so in love with it. Now that's it's finished, I can see there are things I would have done differently but I'm just so freaking happy with how it turned out.

Felt pillow

Around Valentine's Day, I saw this adorable stitchery on Jenny's blog and it got me thinking about doing something with embroidery and felt, involving dogs and a big heart. I even drew my idea on paper. And, of course, a sun and a cloud were added because when I, ahem, draw -- and I use the term loosely -- it's always a picture of a house with a sun and a cloud in the sky, and maybe a tree and some flowers next to it. I'm nothing if not consistent. Or maybe I always draw the same thing because this is what I hope to have in my life some day: a house in a sunny spot with a tree I can climb and flowers I can pick and put in a glass jar on the kitchen table to be enjoyed while I'm sitting there reading the morning paper and discovering I chose the winning lottery numbers the night before, and, oh look, there's Johnny Depp at the stove, frying up some bacon...mmm, bacon. Mmm, Johnny Depp.

Um, where was I? Oh, yeah, I was describing my attempts at designing an embroidery project. Since drawing a halfway decent dog was way beyond my ability, I cut one out of an embroidery pattern from Meet Me at Mikes and just flipped it over for the other dog. So, I came up with this plan for a stitched picture and then forgot all about it. Until I saw the cute felt heart with a bunny that Michelle made, which I just love, by the way.

Michelle's bunny reminded me that I never got around to making the dog embroidery so I tracked down my drawing and figured out which parts to stitch and what to cut out of felt. The original plan was to use hoops as a frame when it was finished but none of my extras were the right size, and since the end result was a little too big to be an Xmas tree ornament, I now have a little pillow.

Stitch-hance!

20 comments:

Miss 376 said...

And it's gorgeous, love the lazy daisy flowers too. Your picture sounds like the one I draw too, but I add a pond and I have a windy path leading to the gate

Miri said...

Its adorable...love those dogs nuzzling up to each other! Happy St. Pat's day!

Smilingsal said...

I love dachshunds.

How are things. I've been missing your visits.

Loralynn said...

You forgot to mention that Johnny is in a specially-hand-made-apron...and nothing else! Oh yeah, and that you like to share...with me! Bad me, bad, bad me...

Oh and great job on the pillow! It really turned out cute!

Elizabeth said...

This is definitely super-cute! I notice you used a running stitch to attach your puppies. Are you angry w/ the blanket stitch? Love those daisies, too.

Bunny said...

I love it! How cute is that! Now I want to make one of my own. Hmm!

barncat said...

Love your super cute pillow!

Jenny S said...

That is so cute! and I love the dog sat next to the pillow!

Thanks for linking my shamrock brooch too! Hope you're having a great St Patrick's!!
xo

oh, if you ever make a Johnny Depp frying bacon pillow, I'd love to see that too!! :)

myboringblog said...

That pillow is just adorable!

marybt said...

The pillow is adorable!

What's the deal with Johnny Depp? He gives me the creeps.

Busym1 said...

What a sweet, sweet, pillow! Reminds me of my little doggy, Sally! Thanks for linking to the bunny I made! (((hugs)))) Michelle

Coloradolady said...

Oh, be still my heart. That is just adorable! I just love that little pillow....You are just so super talented.....these could be my two little girls on that pillow!

Coloradolady said...

Oh, and Patty, if you make another one of these and could use a bit of cash and like to sell one, let me know! I love this!

barbara said...

It's perfect in every way. Slight delay in U-Haul delivery, I fear. (Truck blocked by landslide in, um, Colorado, I think. Something like that.)

Diane said...

Very cute pillow! It seems complete with a sun and a cloud :) Love those doggies. My husband calls long-haired weiner dogs - slippers. I think these doggies would look cute ON slippers too.

urban craft said...

You doggies are adorable. The pillow's perfect. Lots of great stuff on your site. Thanks!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

That's SO cute! I'd be proud of it too!

Amy C said...

totally cute and adorable.
I love sausage dogs

bookwormbethie said...

this pillow is so beautiful, it makes me smile!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love the pillow, but the image of Johnny frying bacon more! Twyla