In House Designer
Hot on the heels of my previous pillow making post, we have a new pillow cover in the house!
But I didn’t design it.
I merely provided the labor and materials.
A certain little lady here was in need of some one-on-one attention around Valentine’s Day and I asked her if she wanted to make a Valentine’s Day pillow for her room. One quick flash of the pink and red scrap buckets in my studio and she was all for it!
She pulled out these strips and stuck them on my design wall. There were very specific instructions from her:
“They need to be strips. Don’t cut them.”
“Be sure to leave that one at the bottom just like that. OK, Mom?”
[What? Don't you design Valentine decor while donning a Christmas dress? Well, you should.]
She very patiently sat on my lap and helped feed the fabric under the pressure foot. She was very curious about why the wrong side of the fabric was up as we were sewing. When I showed her the two pieces sewn together, she laughed with this crazy “eureka!” giggle.
She got tired right about here:
So I put the back on it and then it was time for hugs:
And discussing the finer points of her design:
She can improvise! I should invite her to a guild meeting or something.
I think I followed her instructions enough to replicate her original layout.
She doesn’t nap much anymore, but I had a feeling that with a new pillow, she would fall fast asleep that afternoon.
And I was right!