Monday, October 27, 2008

Holiday Reindeer Pillow and Other WIPs

Reindeer Pillow mosaic

This weekend, I was busy with the WIPs again. I have so many different ideas going on and have purchased so many different components, I had to put the big STOP sign up on myself and get to it. I am in three holiday shows in November. Unbelievable! I really don't like doing those, but since I was invited, I thought I should get involved. What's hard is most of my work is custom, so to think up ready-made items to sell is difficult, since the possibilities are endless. I've made more buttons, some coffee cozies with freehand decor, tissue holders (these are crazy easy and so cute!), holiday pillow covers, and ... I can't think of anything else in the stack at the moment, but I am finishing up the cottage quilt blocks for Freda's Hive Swap.
Above is a personalized reindeer pillow cover I finished. He's so cute and could be done up girly, too. I've posted a custom order listing for a personalized pillow cover in my shop. This can be ordered with a choice of fabric color for the antlers and, obviously, thread color for the personalization. I think it would be nice with "Happy Holidays" or "Merry Christmas" around the design or below it.

For the sewists, I have a listing for just the fabric panel with your choice of coloring and personalization. I think this is sort of like ordering special scrapbooking stationary or your fabric designs from Spoonflower. Ordering a personalized panel with your choice of design and wording can be a terrific way to enhance your project.

Check out my candy-striped piping. It sure pops, and the fabric was dizzying when ironing out. I've listed some of this in the etsy shop, too. This listing is for 64" of piping, enough to go around 12-14" square pillow.
Well, I think this will be my last post before leaving for Houston on Wednesday to go the Quilt Fest! I need to do a little shopping for myself, organize the house a bit more for my family, and finish up some of the above-mentioned projects that need to get out. I'm hoping to meet some of my blog friends there; I've already got a couple of you loaded in on my cell phone. Plus, I get to stay with a friend from college while in Houston, and we haven't seen each other in nearly 20 years! Amazing, and yet it seems like yesterday.
I hope you have a good week and weekend. I'll be back next week with photos of the market and a list of my must haves for next year!


The Blonde Duck said...

Have a wonderful time in Houston! I love the reindeer pillow! So cute!

Chris Worthy said...

I hope you have a great trip!!

Nanette Merrill said...

I love the candycane piping! And the deer is so so cute. Can't wait to get your blocks, they are lovely. I loved the picture. Beautiful!

jacquie said...

safe travels! looking forward to hearing all about it.

Anonymous said...

Cute reindeer!

Anonymous said...

Love the pillow and the piping.
Have a great time in Houston!

Unknown said...

I sure wish I was joining you in Houston! Have a wonderful time!!! Your candy striped piping is delightfully pretty!
~Emily xxx

Nan said...

Oh! It's so cute! I love the candy cane piping! It's so cheerful!

Will you please go here and vote for me? There is a direct link on my blog... please? I wantta win, and I'm desperate, that's why the begging! Thanks!! LOL

Anonymous said...

What a cute pillow!

Megan Kelley Hall said...

Thanks for entering the Mabel's House contest to win my debut suspense novel, SISTERS OF MISERY! Even if you don't win, I hope you get a chance to read and enjoy it!

Megan Kelley Hall

P.S. Happy Halloween!!

Liz Harrell said...

Happy Halloween!
Liz & Mabel

Paula said...

Michele ~ I just LOVE that pillow. Thank you so much. Noah is going to love it also!