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loserchick88
« on: August 20, 2006 01:19:59 PM »

First post!!  be nice?  please? 
I made tree pillows for the four seaons for my mom's birthday (she loooooooooooves trees).  It's supposed to all be the same tree..just in different seasons...but yet it changes?  It was 3:30 in the morning when i got inspiration to make these, so they're a little weird

All the trees!

Spring!

Summer!

Fall!!  the leaves are really shiny, my camera just doesn't pick it up

Winter!!

the tops of the trees are stenciled/painted (i can't paint:P) and the bottoms I sewed on...except for winter...cuz i got lazy and way tired
commets?  criticism?
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2006 03:00:49 PM »

I really LOVE those pillows, and am always trying to find the perfect pillows for my living room. My favorite is the winter tree, how did you do that? They look gorgeous. Plus that is such as a thoughtful gift for your mom, I hope when my girls are older they can be that sweet. Thanks so much for posting this.
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2006 03:09:55 PM »

those are SO cool!- i love the idea of the four seasons, the different fabrics for the trunks is a excellent idea, and you did a great job painting the tops- they are a fantastic gift - i bet your mom will be very impressed
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2006 01:28:18 AM »

aw, thanks guys Smiley  I feel so much better about them now!

Winter I used a stencil I got from Stencilry.org, stenciled it on there, and then took a paintbrush with a tiny bit of paint on it and...stabbed?(there has to be a correct painting term, but I don't know it) it where I thought snow would be
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2006 05:49:51 PM »

The winter one is my favorite. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2006 06:03:06 PM »

Very clever doing the 4 seasons. I too like the Winter one with the snow. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2006 11:35:37 AM »

these are so adorable, they made my day a lot happier just by seeing them!
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2006 11:53:08 AM »

I love them! If there's another tree swap you should join. Winter is my favorite but I love the various calicos for the seasons. I bet your Mom loved them!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2006 06:00:43 PM »

WHAT A GREAT IDEA! I LOVE IT!
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2006 11:22:38 AM »

Very cute. My mom would love that idea. Smiley
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