The best moves forward to new products in the shop are generally initiated by client requests, and now the custom bolster with optional design features is in the house! The first set ordered is created to match a set of the Veronique applique pillow covers (as seen here with my own monogrammed version). This bolster cover is photographed on a bolster 2" too large, thus the ends at the seams don't look very crisp here, but the pillow form was the closest I could find to the requested bolster cover size.
The client chose a ribbon bordered design with drawstring closure, 6" x 18". There are a number of sizes in the bolster world. Here is a mockup, though, of what the bolster might look like with a monogram. Instead of ribbon, one could choose piping at the ends. We could do closed ends and a zippered closure along the bottom seam. Applique. Lots of choices!
The shop is on hiatus right now while I move through a treasure trove of orders and try to mix in spring cleaning and my "day job." With all that on my plate (and all I really want right now is a large piece of fudgy chocolate cake on that plate), it will probably be Friday evening or Saturday before the doors open again if I can get to the scheduled target before the weekend.
Another client request created but not listed in the shop yet is a monogrammed / appliqued tissue box cover. I love it but am working out the details. What details could there be to consider on a tissue box cover? You'd be surprised ... or maybe I'm just surprised because I get worried over the littlest of choices - oval tissue opening or slit, lined or unlined, worth the effort for the competing price (?); sometimes it takes all my energy.
I'll be thinking and making a list of bolster options to be ready for new ideas that come my way for these. One task I should complete this week is staging the guest room and adding proper lighting so I can take photos of these custom bedroom decor items set up in their proper setting. My personal home decor has sure taken a big backseat to business building these last few years. Renew and refresh this spring should be my mantra.