Friday, November 13, 2009

Finished For Friday: Donkey Pillow

For this week's Finished for Friday, I have a little felt pillow to share.

One night, I was looking at this pillow that I made...

Felt pillow

...when a song called "I Will Dare" by the Replacements came on my iPod. The line that goes "meet me me tonight...if you will dare, I will dare" just seemed to fit in with the two little dogs on the pillow. Except it was daytime on the pillow. So I decided to make a night time version.

I went with donkeys instead of dogs this time. I knew I wanted a moon and I knew I wanted the donkeys facing one another. The rest, I kind of made up as I went along.

Donkey pillow

Did you ever see moonflowers? They only open up at night. Mine look nothing like the real thing but I had to add something in a chain stitch so moonflowers it was.

Donkey detail

The pillow top was all finished, except for attaching the bottom and stuffing it, when I got the brilliant idea to cut the piece of blue felt that the donkeys are standing on. Of course, I didn't cut it straight. So the black ribbon was added to hide the uneven edges of the blue felt. The ribbon came with the white stitching but I hand sewed it on and that took forever. Also, black floss on black felt will hide many of your mistakes but boy, is that a pain to sew. I had such a hard time seeing my stitches.

I typed the words out and then traced them on to my fabric. I forget which font I used but I really don't like the Y's.

Lyrics detail

I'm pretty happy with how my little pillow turned out. By the way, I used the same pattern for the donkeys in the pillow as I did for my blog header. It's originally from a set of vintage stamps and you can find it here.

If you'd like to see who else is sharing their finishes this week, check out this post on Lit and Laundry.

Lit and Laundry


Miss 376 said...

I love this. The moonflowers show up really well

Loralynn said... turned out really cute and I love your moonflowers!

Threeundertwo said...

That's darling! I agree, stitching black on black is hard on the eyes.

Thanks for joining in!

Alisa said...

I love your donkeys! The moonflowers are pretty! Great work.

Bunny said...

Aww, how sweet, Patty!

Mary said...

I like the pillows and the saying. I love the moonflowers too. They really stand out with the background material. Congrats on another cute finish!

Martha said...

I love this pillow -- especially the way the project came to you and the fact that you added the lyrics. What a great idea and such a cute result. It looks wonderful with your "daytime" pillow.

Busym1 said...

Nice pillow! Hugs, michelle

Coloradolady said...

This is seriously should set up a etsy store and sell these....I want every one I see!! said...

AWW, I love those donkeys!

Kimara@weefolkart said...

This is just too darn cute! I've long admired your dogs, now I'm hooked on your donkeys. I'm going to link to this on WFAs FaceBook. LOVE them!

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