May was a busy birthday month for me. First it was my friend, Susie’s, birthday, then it was my mom’s. And this last week, it was my friend, Joanne’s, turn.
Joanne loves nature and natural elements, and the colors green and blue. And being one of my craft-buddy friends, I know Joanne really cherishes things made by hand. So I stitched her up a sweet little pillow combining all of her favorite elements. The look on her face when she saw this absolutely made my day.
The base of the pillow is made from burlap. I made a little handle for the top from hemp that I threaded through the burlap, and added a rolled felt flower and seam binding bow to dress things up.
The main panel is muslin. I found a sweet bunny pattern online that I used for the rabbit. The grass and flowers I just drew in by hand with a light pencil line, and then stitched over. Outline stitch for the bunny. Backstitch, lazy daisies, and french knots for the flowers and grass.
When I was finished with the embroidery, I dyed the muslin with walnut ink crystals diluted in water. Gave it a good soak, and then while the fabric was still wet, I added some light blue and yellow coloration using my ink pads and a watercolor brush. Stitched the muslin to the burlap and then finished things off with a little fabric banner tag. Don’t you love that sentiment? It’s a stamp from Prickley Pear’s Clearly Beautiful Flowers set. Stamped it in dark brown ink onto a piece of excess fabric. Cut it into a banner and attached it with a safety pin.
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