Saturday, April 05, 2008


I made a pillow for my mom this week. I am quite proud of it, because not only did I applique the cupcake, ant, and words, but I made the the envelope back and pillow form myself. That's right -- I didn't send it out to anyone. The pillow form, well, there wasn't much of a choice there to be honest. The store doesn't sell 13 1/2 inch forms. They should, but they don't.
Now that I have mastered the form and the envelope back, I am moving on to the next step in pillow making -- the ruffle. Back in the day, my mom and I used to take our finished cross stitches to be finished into pillows by this little Asian lady who had a tailoring shop. Our first time there, she asked if we wanted a "2-inch lubble." After a lot of "huhs" and "say agains," we realized that she did not mean lubble, but ruffle. I'm not even sure what a lubble is.
After the lubble ruffle, I will attempt the difficult zipper followed by a buttonhole dismount. Oh what fun it is to sew.

1 comment:

the highlight addict said...

There you go again, showing off your many talents!! :)

Love it!

Miss you!