Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Spring Fever

Making this pillow has given me some Spring fever!  The other day R.M. from A Day In The Life was making the most beautiful flowers. Go check out her site for a tutorial and also here (Refabulous), where she learned how.  It made me want to try the flower melting.  I love cherry blossoms and thought this would be cute combined.
I guess you need polyester fabric to make the flowers so they will melt over the flame.  I mostly have white cotton fabric.  So, I found at Target this panel on clearance. I don't think I could have found this much fabric for under five dollars at the fabric store..
100% Polyester :)
I had picked up a couple extra placemats on clearance and used this as my pillow form again.  I found a cherry blossom branch I liked and sketched it with pencil onto the mat.  I then outlined the branch with embroidery floss. 
Next, cut your circles, and then glue, or SEW, or whatever....I'm lazy, so I prefer gluing.  I figured I had to glue the rhinestone on, so why not glue the entire thing?  It's a decorative pillow...right?
I love the green and spring feeling it brings to my house!  Time to move the pink out......after all of these Valentine's projects....it's beginning to look like Barbie moved into my front room! :)

Linking to
Beyond The Picket Fence

27 comments:

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Candice Ithink this is the most clever thing! I am going to make this pillow for my just married daughter who lives in Washington DC. We always go see the cherry blossoms! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
What a wonderful blog!
Yvonne

bec4 said...

These are beautiful and yes, make me long for spring--please share them on Thursday at my linky party!

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

really gorgeous! great job!
thanks for sharing!
gail

Kris said...

OH MY!!!! I am in LOVE with this project! I need to remember this one for sure. It turned out absolutely gorgeous. So glad to have found your blog and look forward to following!

Natasha said...

You've done it again Candace! These are so pretty and it is so nice to see a touch of Spring.

I am going to make your sour cream cookies this weekend-wish me luck!

Enjoy the rest of the week and best wishes,
Natasha.

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Great job! That looks fantastic!

Kelly said...

Beautiful job! Love them!

Mama Thompson said...

I just LOVE that...I hope you don't mind if I copy that sometime in the near future:) It would look so happy and springy in my living room!

~ RM said...

Oh, Great job!! I love the idea of putting them on a placemat pillow! (And great job with the 'brach' stitching!!)
Thanks for linking back to me~ I so glad you tried this project- wasn't it super fun and easy?
:)

Linda said...

Ooooh...soooo PRETTY! I'm soooo looking forward to warmer temps and GREEN grass!

Blessings,
Linda

Lei said...

That is BEAUTIFUL!

Jeanette said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I have to say that I am absolutely in love with this pillow, thank you for the tutorial, I can't wait to try it.

It's the first thing I have seen on Transformation Thursday that I might actually want to do myself!

Brittany said...

what a fun pillow & great idea!! i love target orange stickers!!!!!

stop by my goodwill goodies blog party every wednesday!

Cheryl G. said...

Beautiful!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Beautiful pillow. You did a wonderful job!

Thanks for the tutorial!

Cheers!
Tina

bec4 said...

Thanks for sharing--they are beautiful.

rainey_stewart said...

that is STUNNING! ive been looking for the perfect cutesy cherry blossom item to incorporate into my living room and i lovvvvvve this! i'm terribly un-crafty though. would you ever consider making a couple and selling them??

2sisters said...

That is a beautiful pillow! I have an old window scarf just like that, I may have to try that technique.
teri

Kristin said...

Very adorable! I love asian inspired projects!

Kristin
peapodcreations.blogspot.com

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I think this is gorgeous! I was posting Asian crafts today and saw this. Perfect!!! I featured this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

Jennie said...

This is so fresh and springy! Great idea.

Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

Nathalie said...

Your pillow is too pretty to lean on!!!! Love the color!

Sheri@childmade.com said...

Very pretty! Very delicate. But I don't think I would be able to lay on it. Thanks for sharing. I've posted a link.

Fanchy said...

I SOOOOO LOVE IT!!!!! I can't wait to try one of my own! Thank you for the creative inspiration.

Rebecca said...

love your pillow...so springy! A tip for melting your flowers (if you have one) is to use a heat gun that you use for embossing on card stock. It melts poly fibres fantastic!

LuLu said...

Love the pillow....I know I have one of those curtains lurking around, and I have a pillow crying to be redone, now I know what to do with it!

~Lauri
http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

How beautiful! I love this!

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