January 21, 2011

Feature Friday - Embroidered "Paper" Pillow

Last week I linked up this cute embroidered art from Flamingo Toes.  I thought it was really funand I also thought it would be cool to do something like that on a pillow instead.


Here's my pillow version.


Mine says "I love you more than chocolate cake" because really - that's a lot of love. 


I love a pillow with personality.

Anyhow, to see how the original framed one from Flamingo Toes was done click HERE for the tutorial.

And in other news, I just got my partner for Crafting with the Stars.  Thank you to all of you who entered.  My partner is Mandi from Tidbits from the Tremaynes.  She's got a great sense of humor, she's a super hard worker, she's an amazing photographer, and she's got saws that she knows how to use.  Here she is in all her protective-gear-glory.  Yeah, I'm pretty excited.  Go check her out.  The girl has skills.


Alright.  That's all I've got.  See you tomorrow.  Wait...if you have a question you'd like asked for Sharing Saturday tomorrow shoot me an e-mail.  (If you're new to the blog, that's when you can ask a question and all the readers pitch in to answer it for you.)  We've got room for a couple more.  Thanks!

27 comments:

stephaniegiese said...

That's adorable! I have been thinking about Valentine's day decorations. I normally don't don't decorate for holidays other than Christmas because it adds so much extra clutter and we've got two toddler who love destroying decorations, but I LOVE this. So great that you made it into a pillow! Very subtle and kid-friendly. :)

Corey Moortgat said...

Hi Cheri, Since you asked, I've got a good question for Sharing Saturday... I could really use a bunch of people's advice on this one. Here's my question- What kind of tricks can I use to get my kids to eat vegetables (or any food they don't like, for that matter)?

Two weeks ago, we decided that our kids (ages 5, 3, & 1) really need to start eating healthier foods. They have always been picky eaters, and in the past, our rule was that if they didn't eat their food, they had a punishment like 10 minutes earlier bedtime, or similar. But we realized that as a result, they were literally never eating healthy things, they were just choosing to take the punishment.

So we decided the new rule was, Eat what's on your plate, or sit at the table until bedtime. Guess what happened? They sat until bedtime every night for probably a week, with no hint of breaking! Then I came up with the idea of threatening to go to the dr. to get "vegetable shots" if they didn't eat. Well, this did it, but what has happened now is that we sit for two hours every night with the kids gagging and spitting out food and crying until they finally manage to (barely) swallow the food down. It's EXHAUSTING, for everyone involved.

And we're not talking about gross, large amounts of food here-we're talking three small pieces of broccoli smothered with cheese, or two baby carrots with ranch dressing, etc.- kid friendly food and portions!

I'm just at a loss! I know that a lot of this a battle of proving "who's the boss", but my kids also seem to literally not be able to make themselves eat a food they don't like! We've talked about all the tricks- taking a drink, dipping in sauce, etc., but it hasn't helped.

What do your readers suggest? Do we just not worry about the veggies, and make sure they take vitamins? Do we keep it up, and hope the kids "break" at some point? Is there some trick that someone has tried?

Anyway, I know that's a long comment, but if you're looking for topics, I could really use some advice- ha ha!! Thanks!!

Kalleen at Second Street said...

I love that you made it a pillow and that saying. Loving something more than cake really means something around here. So cute. I might have to copy you.

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

i loved that little embroidered frame...and I love your pillow. have fun with mandi! she is one of my regular reads (you too of course!) and I am sure between you both you will come up with somethingfan freakintastic.

Anna @ Blue Dirt said...

I was actually going to make some faux bios notebook paper pillows! Don't think the embroidery will happen though! What kind of fabric did you use? All I could find was cotton for quilt backs. Linnen would be nice...

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Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Ok I'm seriously in love with your pillow!!! I love what you wrote and I think your embroidery is beautiful - waaaaay better than mine! :)
Thanks so much for the link again - that was super sweet!

Heather said...

i love the pillow!

Mandi @ Vintage Revivals said...

I love the "pillow" its adorbs! Also you know I love Tremayne more than life. And I am excited for our hot date!!

love your guts
mandi

Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes said...

Aw thanks for the shout out, Cheri! I think I've had more traffic today than. . . well, EVER. LOL. You rock! (and I look like a dork in that picture, hehehe)

Sarah said...

Hi! I have a question!!! When you download your pictures for each post how do you get them to be bigger than the standard "large" size option that blogspot offers. I am hoping there is a simple, right in front of my face answer...please help! Thank you so much! I LOVE your blog!!!

Sarah
psnowfamily@gmail.com

CJ said...

LOVE the pillow! I had seen the framed piece and wanted to make that but LOVING the pillow.
How about 'I love you more than frosting'. My family knows that is a whole lotta love coming their way then. ;)

CJ said...

LOVE the pillow! I had seen the framed piece and wanted to make that but LOVING the pillow.
How about 'I love you more than frosting'. My family knows that is a whole lotta love coming their way then. ;)

CJ said...

LOVE the pillow! I had seen the framed piece and wanted to make that but LOVING the pillow.
How about 'I love you more than frosting'. My family knows that is a whole lotta love coming their way then. ;)

CJ said...

LOVE the pillow! I had seen the framed piece and wanted to make that but LOVING the pillow.
How about 'I love you more than frosting'. My family knows that is a whole lotta love coming their way then. ;)

CJ said...

LOVE the pillow! I had seen the framed piece and wanted to make that but LOVING the pillow.
How about 'I love you more than frosting'. My family knows that is a whole lotta love coming their way then. ;)

CJ said...

LOVE the pillow! I had seen the framed piece and wanted to make that but LOVING the pillow.
How about 'I love you more than frosting'. My family knows that is a whole lotta love coming their way then. ;)

Posie Patchwork said...

Love your work, the PS I Love You is way too much of a reminder of THAT movie, sob, love Posie

Katie said...

This is absolutely adorable. Embroidery is on my list of things to figure out how to do. I love that it looks like notebook paper. Could that be the teacher in me?
Mine would have to say "more than chocolate ice cream." :)
Love the lions on your banner.

www.marthahasminions.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

That is the most AWESOME pillow ever! I love the look of paper, its so neat! Visiting from Tatertots & Jello

Delia said...

I love your pillow Cheri! Did you hand embroider that? You are a whiz at embroidering lady.

Mandi seems like a hoot. How fun that you got paired with her.

Shannon @ The House Creative said...

Love this embroidery job! Fabulous! And what is this crafting with the stars? I am so checking this out..
Have a great weekend. :-)

Dawnica said...

I am in Love with your blog. You have such great projects. I am hooked.
www.dawnicakorner.blogspot.com

{northern cottage} said...

this is so great....classical pretty and COOL!

LuluMarie said...

Now I must learn how to sew. This is amazing, simple, and sweet! Great job! Thanks for posting and sharing your creativity.
Lulumarie
Craftingnanny.blogspot.com

Leca Unplugged said...

The pillow looks awesome! Better than chocolate... that's serious love.

I'm soooooooo jealous that you get to work with Mandi! You two are going to kick some crafty butt!

meeks said...

Hiya Cheri!

I featured your pillow on my 5 Great Finds today! http://jugglingmotherhood.com/2011/02/07/5-great-finds-valentines-home-decor-edition/

I have been working on my own pillow...it is slow going, but I will get there in the end. (wish me luck!!)

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