Sunday, February 15, 2015

Snowpeople & a Heart Pillow

 Snow people & a heart  made a cute and easy decorative pillow project

One of the projects on the get it done list was   the snow people pillow.  Laurie, had given me the black felt and the cut out snow people several years ago.  I had done some of the sewing on the snow people and then put it aside.  When I pulled the project back out I found some bits of felt and needle felted the hats and noses on then added some beads for eyes and added an embroidered smile.  I found one snowflake button in my stash and sewed it on the pillow but couldn't find any more.  I didn't think 1 flake was enough so I purchased a package of snow flakes for 1.97 from Walmart.    I may add some embroidery arms but maybe not.

When I finished my last red block I has some small  pieces of fabric from trimming the sub blocks.  I thought it would make a perfect heart but I didn't really have anywhere to put the heart.  I decided that the back of the snow people would be perfect as I love the high contrast of red and black.    I fused the little scraps adding just a bit of solid red wool to one side of paperback fusible web, cut the heart shape,  fused it to the pillow and just randomly stitched all over the heart both attaching the heart to the pillow and adding interest and some dimension to it at the same time.  Another fun,  quick project.