Saturday, October 24, 2009

The gift revealed

Blogland has some creative, talented women out there. The ones I have come in contact with are friendly to boot. They are willing to share how they did something and help you along the way if you have questions.

Although I have never personally met any of my bloggy buddies, I would call them friends. Susie over at 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.

Have a great evening and thanks for bearing with me on posting it.

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Sue said...

What a beautiful pillow and such a thoughtful gift! The ticking on the back bring it all together. Nice job!

Sachiko said...

I started blogging a little over a year ago, and just like you said, I have "met" wonderful and very creative people throughout. I love your pillow, such a nice job!

Tiffany said...

Thanks for your comment about my camera strap tutorial. I hope it works out for you and would love to see a picture of it when you are finished. Leave me a comment with a link to your finished camera strap.

Tiffany @

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh my goodness!!! What a delight! I just got home from the dentist and half of my head is dead...hehe. Do you know how hard it is to smile and want to cheer when your head is numb...Oh how I love it. I knew you would do something so special and when you did that stencil and my kids...oh the goosebumps came. Thank you thank you thank very much! I cant wait to introduce it to my sad little chair~ Susie

Courtney said...

Wow, it looks great! Great Job!

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Just found your blog on Soft Place to Land. What great ideas. I have just started sewing and can't wait to comb through your blog.

Thanks for sharing!

Kristy said...

Cheryl -

Thanks for stopping by today! I'm interested to see how you're doing your Scripture canvas - let me know when you post about it so I can make sure I check it out!

jen said...

did you sell on ebay before? i have that EXACT pillow in your blog header - the last one on the right side -- bought it off of ebay a few years ago - was it from you????? it's one of my favorites!!!

Cheryl said...
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Cheryl said...

Hi Jen!
answering your comment here because I couldn't find a link for you.
No, I didn't make that pillow in my blog header. I too think they are adoreable. I found that on a free blog header site. I guess I should give credit somewhere on my blog seeing as it's not my own.

Shayna Mills said...

Gorgeous pillow making, wish I could do stuff like this. Thanks for visiting my blog, I painted the bench with a brush but after the 2nd coat still not looking right I finished with a 3rd coat but used spay paing, would have saved a lot of time had I started witht that. :)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I'm a sucker for pillows and yours does not disappoint!

Leanne said...

I love the ticking and a button would look great on the back. I bet she will just love it and it will add so much to her chair. Thanks for sharing.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Beautiful pillow,and wonderful detail. How thoughtful! Jackie

deborah said...

Cheryl, LOVE the pillow, it is indeed a very thoughtful gift! The black & cream ticking is a killer!
Some vintage buttons might look great too.
Thanks for your lovely comments!

Tiffany said...

Ah, yes, blogging is an amazing thing.

Such a pretty pillow! I love what you stenciled and the thought behind choosing that. The ticking fabric on the back is perfect.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Awww.. Im having pillow love! The kids love her too~ You are just so sweet!!!!