Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Cross-Stitch Pillow

I mentioned before a gift with a condition that I received last year from a dear friend of mine. A beautiful embroidery "Winter Kiss" by Belle & Boo. My friend insisted that I made a pillow. What else apart from framing this lovely piece could I have done?! I suggested to her the idea of framing, but "only a pillow" I heard in return. Well, I am happy to say that I completed her request and turned her beautiful Belle & Boo cross-stitch embroidery into a pillow. Ta-dah!


I was not too confident to use this piece of embroidery, because for me, this embroidery is quite complicated, I probably would never have enough patience to finish something like this. Plus I was afraid to ruin this precious gift. As I planned, I went for a simple twisted cord rope around the edge of the pillow in a lovely matching colour. I should have probably practiced before, but being constantly short on time I could not do that and went straight for attaching the cord. So let's just say that for the first ever time working with a cord rope, it looks fine, but there is some room for improvement. :-)


The back of the pillow has an envelope closure, like all the pillows I have ever made. Maybe it's time to be brave and try some other ways of finishing the back. I added three fabric buttons that our Mousey Mouse loves to play with and a simple hand stamped label.


I just love Belle & Boo designs! They are so sweet and full of charm. I am so happy to have a pillow sitting on my chair or sofa that puts a smile on my face every time I look at it. Have a lovely day! Larisa xox

7 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful and the buttons are the perfect finishing touch.You have a very kind friend.

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    1. I am really happy with how everything looks together, and I am so happy to have such a sweet friend. :-)

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  2. This is so beautiful and the buttons are the perfect finishing touch.You have a very kind friend.

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    1. Thank you, Dina! It's a simply drawing, but it's very sweet.

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