Friday, August 27, 2010

the tale of a pillow


many moons ago there was a sweet and happy pillow. he was made with much love and tenderness using the softest linen, some oh so cute red and aqua fabric, and accented with the sweetest little embroidered mushroom house. he was so loved by even the wee ones, that one day he got dirty. now he didn't look quite as lovely anymore being dirty, so he was given a bath. while in his bath the saddest thing happened, he started to come apart, and not just a little. he now looked like an old rag. for far too long this once sweet and happy pillow got set aside and forogotten. this made all the wee ones sad, as they missed their cute little pillow.

so one day the mrs. came along and trimmed a little here and trimmed a little there. after a little bit of extra love and attention he turned into a new bright and happy pillow for all the family to love again!! :)


the end!

see ya next week!


29 comments:

  1. Yay! I have a favourite handbag that's handles are fraying and breaking - think I'm going to have to do some rescuing of my own!

    Nerys x

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  2. I'm glad it all turned out ok! Gosh, they must have really loved that pillow!

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  3. funny little girl you are miss kerri! ;)

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  4. While both are cute, I think I like your rescued version even better, especially for the little ones!

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  5. I love the way you wrote this post. Very funny. Sad about the pillow but you did a wonderful job of saving him!!!

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  6. Wow, nice work! It was beautiful before, especially because it was so loved, and beautiful now as well! Have a great weekend! P.S. I sure love that red girl in the kerchief! I wish it was available in your shop--I can't find it anywhere.

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  7. love LOVE love this pillow! so happy you were able to make it oh so lovely once again :p

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  8. Cute re-make! All the loving made it better : )

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  9. For some reason I think I just read about linen fraying really easily so a half inch seam should be used when sewing. I'm not sure though, just one of those things that popped into my head when I read your post. I really like the blue though!

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  10. too cute! i love the story and the new pillow!

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  11. Great Rescue Kerri! So cute ;)
    x

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  12. What a great ending. One of the best I've seen.

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  13. So very cute Kerri -- you always make the MOST adorable stuff!

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  14. Goodbye little cute pillow, welcome little supercute pillow!
    I love it!

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  15. Awww poor pillow, but it sure got a great make over!

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  16. Good for you! Most people would have abandoned the pillow, but you gave it a wonderful new life for your family to enjoy.

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  17. What an adorable story... and pillow!

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  18. Lovely save! That's a good lesson to serge linen edges or reduce stitch length to catch all of those fibres!

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  19. I love all of your work. But I'd like to know how to clean linen when used for embroidery.

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