|pillow for christmas|
|my gran made this for her mum, she was VERY talented :)|
i feel in love with this design by allisa jacobs on etsy, isn't it cool. if you are not undertaking no spend november you can purchase this gorgeous pillow without the hard work from here. they really do look beautifully made with love and care, as with everything in her etsy store.
as for me, i am going to use the things i have here at home and attempt my own using allisa's inspiration. i measured the pillow so i could make the slip cover to the right size (as that seemed like the best idea!) then pinned the cushion cover to the size i wanted. i didn't sew it in place though as i wanted to sew the christmas trees on first before finishing the pillow. also seemed like a good idea ;) i went with red trees as my mum's room is full of greens and, well, you know the tradition of these two colours and christmas! i did heat transfer the trees in place with heat'n'bond before sewing around them. for me this is the easiest way of doing it so nothing moves.
|the fabric i grabbed to start this project|
once the trees were in place i finished off the pillow cover just using an envelope style closing so it would slip on and off for the festive season nice and easily :)
|trees sewn in place|
|the finished pillow :)|
my sincere thanks to allisa jacobs for the wonderful inspiration i used from her pillows that you can buy from here. allisa also has a blog that has wonderful design inspiration and do-it-yourself decor to ogle over ... i stopped by and forgot to make dinner : )