Well, I was going to post pictures today of two new pillows that I added to the website last night. But one of them is already sold. Not that I'm complaining mind you, but wow, that was fast! I'll show you anyway but don't fall in love with the cherry one—it's being packaged up for it's trip to a new home in Louisiana!
Moonlight Owls is made from a stamped-for-embroidery dresser scarf that I bought somewhere in my travels. It was partially done and all I had to do with this half was to finish the owl faces and eyes. The other half hasn't been started so look for a similar owl pillow soon. It's an easy design with mostly straight stitches, so should go quickly once I've started.
To finish the pillow I used some vintage fabrics—a print with red squirrels (isn't he cute?) and pine branches and another with tiny white polkadots on brown. The deep red buttons are also vintage.
Tumbling Cherries was made from a towel with a beautifully-embroidered basket of cherries and red blanket stitch trim across the bottom. The towel had some yellow spots on the edges so I cut them off and added some lime green polkadot borders to the sides. The rest uses a Mary Engelbreit print with fruit and teapots. I'm not usually a fan of her fabrics—too sweet maybe—but I liked this one enough to buy it last year and finally found a use for it here.
The buttons are vintage and have an unusual raised diamond center that echoes the diamonds in the fabric. If you haven't noticed, I do that a lot—try to work in subtle little details or visual puns. I don't mention it in my descriptions but I love when people "get" it.
I have a few holiday themed pillows I'm finishing up and will be listing soon. Then I'll be taking a small break to make a wholesale order of sachets and some custom Christmas orders for pillows. This seems unbelieveable to me but Christmas is just six weeks away! Is that scary or what?