I know it's April, but I wanted to post the projects I made for my family for Christmas. This large floor pillow was made for my brother and sister-in-law. It's made of charm squares for the front and that awesome polka-dot fabric I used for my curtains for the back. I also added a cute little edging out of the scraps of the charm squares.
I added a small rosette in the middle to give the pillow some shape, but I don't think it survived in the shipping process.
Here's a picture of the back and my signature star. I try to put a star on everything I make. :)
Then I made them a small decorator pillow with a rosette in the middle. I hope it's not being used a ton because it's kind of fragile. :P If it did fall apart, I can put it back together.
I thought the middle of the rosette needed something, so I put a button in the middle - my sister-in-law loves buttons. :)
The star on the back of the decorator pillow.
The two of the pillows together. I hope they like and use them! :)
For my dad, I made a bow-tie pillow - because bow-ties are COOL! I found the flannel at WalMart and got the pattern from Sew4Home.
I was really impressed with how easy this pillow went together. I stuffed it kind of full and yet left it squishy. I'm glad I did because he uses it to support his neck while napping in his chair. :) He says it's the perfect amount of squishiness. :P
My signature star. :) I also made a pillowcase for my dad with the same fabric as this bow-tie pillow but when I went to take a picture of the two together, my camera battery died.
I made my mom and my mother-in-law pillowcases (tutorial here). I also found these neat flannel prints for my mom at WalMart. I was impressed with these flannels so much! They washed really nicely and came out of the dryer so soft!
I also found the doggy prints for my mother-in-law at WalMart. She is so hard to make and buy for since her only two interests are dogs and horses. However, every time we visit I notice that she is using this pillowcase - or she takes time to put it on her pillow when she knows I'm coming. :P
For my coworkers I also made pillowcases - Christmas pillowcases from fabric I found for half off. :) All the little sashing pieces match on all four pillowcases - but I'm not sure if they noticed.
I love creating gifts for family and friends. Although, for the past two years, I've done pillows and pillow-related projects for everyone...anyone have any new ideas for gifts for this year?!