Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Head Start on Stocking Stuffers....

Friday, October 22, 2010

Owl Pillow Family Tree

So, if you read my family blog, you might be familiar with my sweetess nephew Jude who was adopted into our family by my sister and her husband when he was born a little over a year ago. The process was recently made official through the courts, and I wanted to make him a little something special to commemorate the day. So here's what I came up with... an Owl Pillow...
...with a book flap on the back featuring his family tree. I thought it would be a fun gift to give any new mom, something that a child can keep as a memory and keepsake as they grow up.

To make this, I simply drew a sketch on a piece of tissue paper to create a pattern for myself. Then I used pellon to back my pieces, cut them out, and stitched them on. I stuffed it with batting and finished it with a top stitch. I used pinking sheers around the edges so that I didn't have to be so accurate- my favorite way to sew!