I'm crazy about the beautiful pillows I see on everyone's blogs.
I had 3 birthday gifts to make this month, so I decided
(for better or worse)
to try my hand at some of my own.
So here you go.
A trio of pillows Tarnished & Tattered style!
This one was for my Mommy Dearest
(my Step Mother dubbed herself that when we were little)
The elements I selected were very important.
The pillow is a belated Mother's Day gift.
I know, I'm a loser, but I'll play that triplet card!
Her own sweet Mother, Alice O'Connor loved visiting Ireland.
The runner used for the slipcover is pure Irish linen.
It was like new, an unusual choice for me. I usually prefer things that look like they've been dragging behind a car for 100 miles, and then stomped on.
The sheet music I selected is a standard,
A Little Bit of Heaven They Call Ireland
The image I chose was my Grandmother's graduation photo. I made a transparency over a poem about Mothers.
My friend Maureen supplied the gorgeous mother of pearl pin.
This one is for my sweet blog friend Julia.
Inspired by my love of nature, my bff Dawn & the awesome Michelle Palmer whose sketch on canvas is part of my patchwork design.
For Bolton lovers everywhere, a nod to a very famous photo of Sister Janets home.
The first time I ever saw a torn out suitcase pocket hanging on a wall.
wasted spent a day looking for said picture of Janet's collage of nautre over her bench.
Then couldn't stop looking at my old ME Home Companions.
Maybe the picture was in Country Living??
******Update to the Update******
My third pillow.
This was a favor for a dear friend & surrogate Grandmother, Judy.
She requested a pillow with a photo of her precious Granddaughter to give to her DIL.
This project was a huge challenge, the photo was new & color. Changing the tone to sepia helped a lot.
I have mixed feelings about the result, but her DIL loved it.
That's what counts.
My first class at Maureen's sold out, but we're adding a second class. Check her blog for information!
I have more news to share with you on my next post.
Until then, have a creative day!!