Custom Design: Fancy Bird Pillow

CustomDesign_pillows1Hello! Happy Wednesday, everyone! Today I’d like to share some images of a special project I worked on earlier this summer. My friend Christy, from Bside Metalworks, asked me to make her a Fancy Bird pillow with custom embroidered name and date at the top for her friend’s new baby. How lucky I am to have friends with such great ideas! Since the new baby was named Kate, too, how could I not make her a pillow? Here are a few images of the pillow in the works:

CustomDesign_pillows2First part of this pillow adventure was getting her name and date of birth embroidered on. I call this an adventure because I had never actually embroidered letters or anything before. It proved to be a good learning experience! Considering this was my first attempt, I think it came out pretty well.

CustomDesign_pillows3Once the lettering was complete, I went to work on laying out the appliqué fabric.

CustomDesign_pillows4Appliqué is all in place, sewn down with embellishments added and one feather complete. Just three more to go!

CustomDesign_pillows1Et viola! The finished pillow was 18″ square on a natural linen with cotton and felt appliqué. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to make such a fun pillow. I hope little Kate enjoys it for many years to come!