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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Holiday Lane Pillow Hop! Here is the Woolie Pillow!

It didn't take me a nano second when I joined the blog hop to decide it would be in wool.  That created a different type of brain activity...I decrease the size of the pillow and added some embellishment. Decreasing the size meant less houses which were all hand buttonholed down. I found the snowflake buttons at Holly Hills Quilt Shoppe and now wish I had purchased more!

   
The challenge was to figure out how to mount the heavy wool piece, create the flange and stuff the pillow???  I decided to pick a piece of flannel and button hole stitch my wool piece to one half of it.  Once done, I folded the piece in half and stitched a 1/4 inch around the edge leaving an opening.


Then I turned it inside out,  stitched around the wool piece by machine and created the flange.  After stuffing the pillow I stitched the  flange section closed by machine and then whipped stitched the outer edge...creating a wonderful pillow!


here are a couple of close ups.  I made the wreath dimensional by just stitching down the center of the leaves and using 3 wooden beads.


My little snowman is holding a valentine for whoever stops by!



Before you start your pillow hop I want to thank Pauline for being the cheerleader!  Madame Samm for organizing and Jill for designing the project!
Have fun with the hop and don't forget that the Woolie Blog has a FREE ornament of the month that can be downloaded!  Everyone Wins!

Cindy's Crafty Creations

60 comments:

  1. Your pillow is very cute. I love the embellishes that you have made.
    Thanks for sharing

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  2. It`s just beautiful and the sticheries are fantastic.Great job!!

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  3. Very pretty. The wool looks nice.

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  4. The wool looks great! Beautiful pillow.

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  5. Your pillow is beautiful and I love your wreath!

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  6. It looks wounderfull!
    Greetings from Germany, Marita

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  7. Darling pillow.
    I love the embellishments.

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  8. Adorable pillow, I love the snowman and added embellishments. Very nicely done!

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  9. oh my adorable woolie...in Europe woolies was our sweaters...I could wrap myself in your pillow..it looks that comforting..

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  10. Lovely! So warm and cozy and the colours are just so beautiful heart warming!

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  11. Nice job the wool did a great job.I love snowmen it is a great added touch along with the embellishments. Thanks.

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  12. You've been very creative .... fab pillow!

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  13. Very darling ... all your embellishments are so sweet! :)

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  14. Love the texture that using wool creates! Your details are wonderful especially the snowman and the wreath!

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  15. Very beautiful done in wools - thank you for sharing. Judy C

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  16. Your little wool pillow is just perfect!

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  17. Oh, I really love your wool version especially the little embellishments. Well done.

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  18. Great job, I love your pillow!
    Greetings from Germany
    Nicole

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  19. How pretty, I love the wreath, that was a great idea. You really did this proud. And the button on the snowman, what can I say..Good Job!!

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  20. Adorable! Love all the details. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Such a treat this morning to see your woolie creation. I love the colors and your embellishments are just perfect. The snowman is adorable...love it!

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  22. This is so nice! I've never worked with wool but this sure makes me want to! Wonderful adornments! Love the wreath!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  23. Love the wreath embellishment, especially! Cute pillow!

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  24. This is really, really beautiful! It would go great with my tree skirt...hmmm I may now have to start a wool collection!

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  25. I really have to try wool now! I absolutely love this pillow!

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  26. That is very sweet. Your details are wonderful.

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  27. I love how you did the little extras with wool and the wreath was a creative idea.

    Debbie

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  28. I've never worked with wool, but I love your pillow and all of the beautiful embellishments. Great job!

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  29. Love it in wool! Also thanks for the free pattern.

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  30. This looks so cozy. Love all the detail you added to your row of houses. Thanks for being in the hop.

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  31. Lovely pillow! Working in wools is so much fun! Thank you for sharing.

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  32. Your pilow is so darling. Love the use of wool. Thank you for sharing.

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  33. So pretty, I want to crawl into one on the house and snore !

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  34. Super cute and so well done! Love it!

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  35. Anna, your woolie pillow is wonderful. I love it!! I added some wool to mine, it's my first project using wool. I'm hooked...OMG it is wonderful to work with. Of course the snowman is darling and I love the 3D wreath....perfect for your pillow. Thanks for sharing your time and inspiration with us today. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  36. Now you are talking!! WOOL!! As soon as I saw this pattern I thought...wool! Magnificent!! Good thinking!
    P

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  37. What a difference making the pillow in wool makes. Lovey, warm and homey. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Hi!! Very pretty!!! It looks very peaceful and serene!!!

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  39. Love the wool and especially the snowman and wreath!

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  40. Like minds with the wool! :) I love the way you figured out how to do the flange - wish I'd thought of that. And I looked and looked for snowflakes but didn't find any I liked....love yours! blessings, marlene

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  41. Rosemary B here: magnificent! I love the wool houses! this is one of the best I have seen. Well done
    thank you for sharing

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  42. looks nice a cozy made with wool. I have not tried wool yet , just might have to put that on my wish list.
    Thanks sew much for sharing
    in stitches

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  43. Your pillow is adorable! The wreath is great and I love the other embellishments as well.

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  44. Your pillow is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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  45. LOVE< LOVE< your pillow in wool, of course!! I've been trained by Paulette!! I'm doing three penny rugs for my girls' Christmas presents, will send you photos when they're done.
    Thanks for the invite down to Oregon, maybe we'll take you up on that!

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  46. Love the way your pillow turned out!! Simply gorgeous!! The 'wreath' looks so cute!
    Great job!

    Tanya

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  47. Love your little details-the way each blogger personalizes their project is delightful. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Love it and remember....you can order online from Holly Hill to get more snowflake buttons OR I could go get them for you!

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  49. Very nice to see your wool pillow. The wreath was my favorite part - just so adorable. I do love the snow done up in the wool. Great pillow.

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  50. Oh, this is stellar! Love all that wool :)

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  51. This pillow looks great in wools! I love your 3D wreath!

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  52. The wool makes this pillow look so warm & cozy! Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Made me feel right at home. Thank you for sharing with us.

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