July 5, 2011

Black & White Pillow with Fabric & Ric Rac Rosettes

Tuesday after the long weekend is tough, yes?  We had such an amazing weekend with friends.  It was the kind of three day weekend that seemed to crawl but not in the when-will-this-ever-end crawl way; more like the packed-full-of-fun way. Make sense?  

And speaking of friends..........I have to post this little project I did because it's a bit timely (as in, ahem, late).  A few weeks back I signed up for Craftaholics Handmade Exchange. You get another blogging friend and exchange handmade gifts.
I was so excited to make a new friend AND give them something pretty.
I made my handmade gift.......and.......

I.LOVED.IT. as in don't-make-me-do-this-and-give-it-away LOVED.IT.
Putting it in the shipping envelope to my gift-y partner/exchanger person was pure torture. I sealed the envelope with eyes closed.  

I really, really wanted to keep it.
The sweet fabric rosettes with the modern geometric background.

And the pink ric rac rosette.  Tear.
(I used this tutorial for that. Will definitely be making more of these.)

Go ahead.  Sit. I dare ya to relax your back on that lil cushion of pretty.

So, my new bloggy friend, Kim, I hope you enjoy! I had a blast making an old fave  {PILLOWS} but added a new twist with the ric rac rosette.


Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

Flannery! This is just lovely...you have a very lucky partner...;)Now get busy makin' another one...for me...;)

Just Jaime said...

Love the pops of color!

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

GORGEOUS! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-link-up-2.html. I hope to see you soon!
~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

Ginger@gingersnapcrafts said...

Love how the pillow turned out. I just participated in the gift exchange, too. :) Following you from Tip Junkie‘s link party. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog. Hope to see you there. :)


Mrs. Undomestic said...

Oh, this is beautiful! It makes me want to get all crafty!

I'm following from Follow Me Wednesday and would love a follow back!

Heidi said...

The pillow turned out beautiful! Now following your blog from the "Follow Me Wednesday" blog hop!

Denise said...

New follower from Follow Me Wednesday. I really like this pillow. I'm not creative but people like you sure inspire me! I hope the three of you will stop by my blog to have a look around. When you do, you will see my kind of fashion (hair jewelry). Here's my URL http://talesfrommyjournal.blogspot.com. I can also be found in facebook http://www.facebook.com/DeniseMartin.LillaRose and twitter @DeniseLillaRose If you like/follow me there I will do the same for you.

Pounds4Pennies said...

I need to make some new pillows for my couch. Maybe I will do this. Very cute.

Lesli said...

Hello from a new follower on the Blog Hop! Love that pillow!

I hope you will stop by: Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink

Lesli :D

HILER said...

Cute! Pinned it AND I posted in on my blog http://onmycraftlist.blogspot.com/

Great job! Totally trying this!

Patrice said...

I can see why you hated to get rid of it! I love the way your grouped the rosettes in the middle. The whole thing is just so perfect! Thanks for coming over and linking up with Lemon Tree today!!

Jessa Smith said...

I love the pattern of the fabric and the color rosettes you used - this is so cute!


kadie dahl said...

I love pillows and that one has to be one of the cutest! Love it : )
Come check out my awesome giveaway!


Patrice said...

I'll be linking to this post from LTC. Thanks for the inspiration!

Flannery @ Three Sisterz said...

Thank you thank you thank you everybody!! Loooove all of the comments. Makes a girl feel so good;).

Megan Brooke said...

I love this. I've been really into making fabric rosettes too :) I also did the Handmade Gift Exchange for the first time. So fun!