While putting the final stitches on 2016, I realized a few Whimzie Quiltz projects from the year didn’t get posted, including lots and lots (and lots) of pillows…
Me: “I have more quilted pillows to share.”
Blog Readers: “Surely you aren’t serious?”
Me: “I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.”
Snow White and the Tooth Fairy
Nope, not a new Disney animated movie. Our niece really wanted tooth fairy pillow featuring her favorite princess. Someday I hope to get Snow, Cinderella, Aurora and Belle tooth fairy pillow shams listed for sale in my Etsy shop. Someday.
It Started with One…
Initially she just wanted a Tiffany pillow for herself, but by the time I finished making pillows for customer Christina T. she’d ordered a total of nine! These are just the second batch sent her way.
There’s no way I could keep my Etsy store stocked for all the “You’re in my Spot” pillow requests I get. With enough lead time, though, I can get one specially made like I did for Lucy W. in July (threw in the Bazinga! one as a gift with purchase…)
This was a gift with purchase for a custom quilt order from August (yes, I know I still need to post that quilt. What have I been doing all year?) Piecing a Union Jack is tricky! Not only are the angles odd, but you have to make sure the finished layout is symmetrically asymmetrical (and, yes, that is a thing.)
Somehow a bunch of reindeer subway signs got “Picked for Me” on Pinterest this year; naturally, I had to put my pillow spin on the idea. I hope to have this design in my Etsy store for the 2017 holiday season.
I made several Always Be Yourself mermaid-themed pillows for a customer earlier this year and decided I needed a penguin one for myself. This is another design I hope to have available for purchase in 2017.
I hate to end this pillow parade on a sad note, but I want to mention the passing this week of a fellow pillow crafter, Katherine of Pillows-a-la-Mode. While I didn’t know her well, we did follow each other’s blogs. She usually posted shabby chic, often up-cycled projects, with an added cute (and sometimes wickedly funny) twist ~ the a-la-Mode. I will miss her inspirational ideas and her kind comments here at Snip-Itz.