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.