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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Christmas Pillows in August!

You read correct, ladies. . .
Christmas Pillows in August  On Crooked Creek!

Now for those of you who  l o v e  to sew this is an easy task, but I  h a t e  to sew! I will state for the record. . .that I  l o v e our new Christmas pillows!!!

For two Christmas Seasons, my hopeful Christmas pillows have been in this state of being. Vintage buttons sewn in a wreath pattern with a white string tied to hold the bow placement.

My inspiration came from a Christmas Gooseberry Patch flyer. Notice the red pillow on the porch swing??? That stole my heart! I cut the photo from the flyer and placed it in the crafting suitcase I take on vacation!

I have lots of vintage buttons and a bag of fiberfill, all I had to purchase was red fabric! Since I wanted to keep the pillows small, I chose felt rectangles. . .5 for $1.00!

Following the placement of vintage buttons from the photo, I hand stitched each button into place. When we arrived home from vacation, I packed the pillows away until closer to Christmas!

That was my last year to work retail for Christmas. Need I say more? Time was not on my side! So, until this past week, these pillow fronts have been sitting in the plastic tub marked Christmas Pillows on the lowel level storage unit shelves.

Until today, when fabric and vintage buttons came together to make two Christmas pillows On Crooked Creek!

"Mr. Ed" stuffed each pillow with the fiberfill for me. "The man" can do anything, ladies!!! Then I cut and tied the aqua satin ribbon making a double bow!

One completed Christmas pillow down, one to go!

Christmas On Crooked Creek ,
made a bit more special since the completion of our new
Christmas Pillows in August!

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creek is joining in the festivities @ A Homespun Christmas Link Party!
This week our dear hostess is Anita from Cedar Hill Ranch featuring Handmade Holidays ! Be sure to visit for inspiration abounds @ Cedar Hill Ranch !



Adorable pillows for C'mas!! Thanks for the tutorial, I love them! Have a great week.


Oh my goodness, how rude of me, forgetting to thank you for the wonderful and kind comments you left me sweet lady! You always make my day.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

These are GREAT, and not like anything I ahve seen. The buttons are such a cute idea. XO, Pinky

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Pat, the pillows are gorgeous! So much hand work and so pretty! I LOVE them! I am already thinking about Christmas, too! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm impressed on your follow through! It's so hard for me to ressurrect old unfinished projects. Adorable! The holiday will be here before we know it!

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, these are darling! You're getting on the band wagon with your Christmasing.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Martha said...

They're perfect and such cute pillows! You did a great job on them!

Barb said...

Hi Pat, these are so adorable. First of all, I love, love buttons and this is a perfect project for them.

Just totally charming, you did a great job!

Hope you have a blessed day!


Babs said...

Pat, Those are absolutely adorable!..and they look pretty easy to make. Thanks for the tutorial. I'm inspired.

Patty said...

Pat, You have a LOVELY home and thank you for blessing me in the wee morning hours (it's 3:30am and our dog can't sleep, so she keeps mama up with her!)
The Christmas pillows are lovely...I think I shall try to make a tiny one to hang on a doorknob...Princess Jinglebelle will try to eat the buttons if I put it on the sofa!

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Pat, I'm excited to tell you I am featuring your pillows for the homespun Christmas party! I think the post showing the features will go live Dec 11 at 5:00 pm. I'll have the featured button on the post and you can grab it then! Woo hoo!!

Nima said...

Lovely pillow. I would love to invited you for the christmas pillow linky party in my blog. Please do come and join. Thank you