Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Sweet Peony Pillow

Here's the little pillow I've been working on. My first pillow with a ruffle! It's inspired by the pillow you see below, clipped from a magazine. (I think it's an old issue of Country Living.) The peonies in our garden were beautiful but have withered away. When I saw this pillow in the magazine, I thought it would be a nice way to remember them. We're also in need of some summery pillows (a tad behind here, I know). I don't think the embroidery looks nearly as nice or peony-like as the one in the magazine, but I still like it. I just sketched the drawing freehand by looking at the magazine. It probably would have been much better if I had actually made a copy, blown it up and traced it. Oh well. I made the ruffle from some old curtains my mom gave me. And the back of the pillow is ticking. Awww, sweet peony pillow!


Brown Paper & String said...

That's so pretty! xxx

Heidi said...

Thats a great idea. I've done a little needlework and keep meaning to turn my hand to something like this but never do. Looks great and very professional.

Carys said...

Wow, that pillow is just beautiful, I love it!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Persis Shah said...

wonderful DIY!

just stumbled across your blog and i have to say its LOVELY! do drop by mine too when you have some time. perhaps we can follow each other. =)