Although I have never personally met any of my bloggy buddies, I would call them friends. Susie over at http://www.susieharris.blogspot.com/ is the lucky bloggy friend to be the recipient of the gifty I made.
I am not quite sure how I found Susie's blog, but I am glad I did. She inspires me all the time with the projects she dreams up.
She recently revealed her cottage makeover where where she has created a wonderful place to paint. She mentioned in her post that she had a sad looking chair and that it needed something. I asked her if she would like a pillow and she said yes. So I set out to make her one. She also shared that in her post that her sad little chair is the very place where her children come home and plop on after school and share their day with her. I stenciled "LIVE LOVE LAUGH" on the canvas side of this pillow because it's where she will forever share memories of her kids telling her about theirday. Laughing with them and loving them.
Here it is Susie, I hope you like it.
I used canvas drop cloth on the front and for the piping. The piping is what gave me a fit. Not the actual making of it, but putting it on. Had to rip out seams once . I also had to recut the ticking fabric once as well. Black and creme ticking are on the flip side of the pillow. It still looks like it needs something though. Maybe buttons??
Here is a close up of the piping. I really enjoyed making it and now that I know how to put it on properly I plan on using it more in future projects.