I found my new hobby. Making pillows.
It all started with these two Dia de Los Muertos pillows.
This led to the largest hunt for jumbo pom-pom trim ever. I’ve scoured most nooks and crannies trying to find more for good prices. No luck– however, I did find some for less than desirable price-points.
And I was so into making these pillows that I needed an excuse to make more, so I planned a holiday pillow exchange for my quilt guild. So I made this one.
The one I received is from Marilyn. Marilyn is known for her beading and handwork. The pillow I received is perfect for our home and for me. It truly was my favorite pillow there– although I would have gladly left with any of them!
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And then the neighbor next door had us over for cake to celebrate her birthday. Did someone say cake? So I had to make her a pillow, too!
But that wasn’t enough. Nacho Baby’s teacher sent a card stock gingerbread man cut out to decorate for homework. So while Ethan was making his beautiful, I traced the template and made the teacher a crazy-patch gingerbread man. I was going to appliqué it on a school bag for her (because every teacher loves bags and who else has a Christmas school bag??), but then I opted for a pillow at the last minute.
And now I’ve decided the whole world is getting one for Christmas… or until I run out of pillow forms.
Oh, and if you are related to me, act surprised on Christmas Day.