Friday, November 20, 2009

made by pilgrim: patchwork mini pillow


part of my planning for our california trip is making some special things for my son. traveling for little people is incredibly exciting, but when you get tired and you're in yet another unfamiliar bed it can be just plain no fun at all.

this week i made a little patchwork pillow case out of all those cute bits of fabric i've been coveting. this was my first go at patchwork and its in no way perfect, but it has a certain homely charm that i'm pretty sure a three year old won't have a problem with (though he is a virgo)! the pillow is big enough for a small head to sleep on, but compact enough to take on the plane. i also made a point of choosing busy patterned fabric so we can play pillowcase eye-spy if boredom sets in.


i have a bunch of 'making' planned for the weekend, including some gocco print christmas cards, and a dolly's skirt and shoes. what about you? exciting weekends ahead?


6 comments:

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I like it! It's very cute and I'm not going to show my littlies in case they ask me for more patchwork items. And imperfections shmimperfections...it's called "character" :)

Vic said...

It looks perfect to me!

I love all the fabrics... *drools*

Pravina Studio said...

so sweet! what a great mom you are to think of such things.

Sara said...

aw bless! the stuff sweet peaceful happy dreams are made of. I think this magical pillow will do the trick nicely.

Jessi said...

ohhhhhh i loveeeeee this. i am so scared of patchwork. this pillow looks like it could sell for lots of $ ...

Renee said...

it looks gorgeous, what a wonderful idea. I hope he loves it!

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