Saturday, December 3, 2011

Crate & Barrel Knock-Off Pillow!

This morning, I saw this "Merrie" pillow at the Crate & Barrel website and ran to my fabric stash. I knew I had this green fleece, bought years ago on clearance, and thought it would make a cute tree pillow. C&B's pillow:
Using cream colored cotton duck cloth cut from my recently altered bedroom drapes as background fabric, I began hand stitching the hand-cut circles of green fleece into the shape of a tree. I also added some dark green felt circles for a little contrast. The bird is machine stitched red felt w/a tiny DMC black french knot for an eye. The tree trunk is a simple rectangle of brown felt, also machine stitched.
Total cost for this pillow --- zero dollars. HA!! That's one good thing about getting older, as you does your stash for crafting. :) :)
I'm linking my pillow up at the House of Grace blog, for the Twice Used Tuesday Party!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you're having a great week-end. The sun is shining here today!!
hugs, patti


Lesley said...

I really love your pillow. Wish I knew and took the time to sew! Lesley

mustangkayla said...

How cute!

~jan said...

a m a z i n g. You are just amazing! That pillow makes me smile!

Brandi said...

Hey Patti! Great job on your pillow! You are so patient to hand stitch all of those pieces!