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Monday, July 12, 2010

Heart Pillow

Hey y'all! I know it has been awhile, but I am still around! It has been a few busy, difficult weeks since my Grandmother's passing, but I also find that it's times like these where I find inspiration in areas least expected. I also want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your kind and encouraging words. I feel truly blessed to have such wonderful, caring readers, and your kindness will never be forgotten. Your comments got me through these last few weeks, and for that, I am forever grateful! Thank you!

While we are on the topic of inspiration, I wanted to share with you a craft that I truly put my *heart* into. My Mom and Aunt wanted a little pillow with which to send their mother (my grandmother) off to Heaven. They looked and looked at each of the craft stores/bridal areas, but saw nothing. That's when I knew that I had to channel my recent sewing skills and get busy.

My Aunt found me a print out of the shape of the heart. She also had boxes of vintage fabric and lace, some belonging to my Grandma and her sister and used for some of their dresses when they were my age.

I know this sounds cheesy, but I didn't really have a plan, I just let my creative spirit guide me, and kept in my head when I thought my Grandma would like. I was pleased with the end results, and I know my Grandma was too. She would have loved this!

Here are my supplies:

I cut out the heart (2 pieces- a front and a back) and then sewed the lace onto the front side of one piece of the heart. Then I pinned the front and back of the heart together (good sides facing each other) and sewed around it leaving a spot to turn it right-side out.

After flipping it right side out:

I stuffed it with batting and then had to hand sew the rest of it shut. This would be a great time to stuff in a little note or a trinket.

I then hot glued some silk flowers in the corner.

Here is the finished product:

I thought this pillow would work well as a decoration, or even as a tooth-fairy pillow if you modified it to include a little pocket.


  1. Thats a really special and beautiful idea, and the story is wonderful.

  2. Very cute and it looks oh so easy too. Love the flowers on it and put up next to the photo, it just speaks love!

  3. The entire time I was reading this blog, I was thinking "I have to share about the tooth fairy pillows I make with my great grandmother's fabric and lace." ... but of course you already thought of that too! lol We are on the same page- must be a redhead thing. :)

  4. Hi Courtney- I haven't been over here in awhile :(. I'm sorry to hear about your families' loss. How nice that you were able to contribute this pretty heart memory. (I'd love for you to link this up with Fabric Fun Thursday.)

  5. Thank you for sharing your memories with us. Makes me think I should do this too.

  6. thanks for sharing your precious memories and what a lovely lacey heart pillow.. pretty!

  7. Such a sweet, lovely idea for your grandmother! I'm sure she would love it, especially because of the love it was made with. My thoughts are with you! I'm visiting with it's fun to craft, I'd love to have you visit me too! You can find me at http://www.amaskellantics.com/

  8. You did a wonderful job on the heart! I sew all kinds of little pillows and sell them at the flea market occasionally.


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