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« on: December 28, 2009 10:33:25 AM »

I saw an amazing pillow on Etsy...but it was priced at $275.  I decided to make one myself as a gift for my 10 yr old diva niece.  I can see why it was so expensive - hand-sewing each of those flowers to the base took forever!  I used almost 2 yards of black satin to make the 100+ flowers (and a bit of pink for the accents).  The flower centers are metallic seed beads.  The pillow body is sewn of a soft black velvet.
The flash makes the flowers look a little flat, but in person they are really ruffly (and less like a bed of oysters)

modeled next to a zebra/feather pillow

On my niece's hastily-made Xmas morning bed

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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2009 11:11:33 AM »

My god that must have taken a long time!



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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2009 03:09:53 PM »

I love this pillow!  I love making these flowers and I think it would be fun to do a few of these!  Thanks for posting!  I may follow your lead!

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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2009 04:33:11 PM »

I just love this! I know your struggles in making it, but it was so worth it! Perfectly made!

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