Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sweet Tree Pillow

This is another sewing group project, but I thought I would use it as a warm up for the family tree project I'm working up. And it turned out specatularly well... if I do say so myself.

This whole thing was finished in about 2 hours.

I used a natural colored linen blend fabric for the pillow. The purple tree that you see is actually a pieced-together stamp that I made. Then I used some fabric paint to stamp it on, piece by piece. First the trunk, then main branches, then smaller branches. Next I cut out the leaves out of some leftover scraps and sewed them on with a criss-cross stitch. After that, just sew the pillow pieces together, stuff it, seal it, and Voila! Tree pillow.

Soon, I'm going to make a much bigger version of this to hang on the wall where the leaves will have our ancestor’s names going back 5 generations. Should be pretty bitchin.


Rebecca Peterson said...

Really cool! I love the idea. Can't wait to see the big one!

Emily said...

Woo-Hoo, so glad you're back to blogging - I've missed your updates! Your pillow is fabulous and your vacation looks like a dream. Did you go to your wedding local for a walk down memory lane? xoxo

Dixie said...

Lookin' good Katy-girl. You ARE creative. Gramma