Monday, December 29, 2008

A pillow for my sister...start to finish

 Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a girl who knows her way around a toss pillow! When my sister mentioned that she had need for a few decorative pillows, I knew that I wanted to make her something special!  First, I started with a drawing of  medallion that I wanted to build the pillow design around. Then, I found the perfect starting point- a lone cuff link that I had been hoarding. It was a simple and beautiful warm-ish gray cut glass cuff link that I trimmed down with pliers. Then I started beading...
I had leftover fabric from Project Tote Bag,  so if it looks familiar- that's why! I used it because I absolutely LOVE the colors and the polka dot fabric! 
I did the embroidery completely freehand- which is why it is not as perfectly symmetrical as the drawing- and edged it with a gold beaded blanket stitch. I layered the beaded medallion onto the embroidered wool felt, onto dark green leather trim and finally onto the pillow. 

What do you think?

1 comment:

rhymeswithfun said...

your detailed work is so amazing!!! and i agree, love the colors + polka dots :)