Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Herringbones and Bears


With our little series with Jerry and his little seeds that grew is over...I am back to scanning in some cards. Which reminds me of the pathetic assortment I had to pick from for Father's Day this year.  Unbelievable how these graphics and generic sentiments make it to the market when in years past such sweet choices were at every corner store!


My first attempt at the herringbone stitch...I am in love. The pink thread was far to bright. I whipped right through this in no time and will certainly be using this again soon.


It has been far too long since I have done a pillow. The little details have always been my favorite.


Small nursery pillow with an envelope closure.


Sweet fabric from my favorite shop...Sew Deerly Loved.


Just the right size for the littlest of bears or maybe even Goldilocks.


24 comments:

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I know this is a dumb question, but did your fancy machine do the herring bone, or did you do it by hand? My guess is YOU. But I just need to check, because it looks so perfect. :)
It couldn't be any cuter!
Erica :)

Tammy's in Love said...

Oh my goodness! It's hard to say which side is cuter, the front or the back!! Super cute little embellishments on the back!

Tammy

Shirley Hatfield said...

Why am I so lazy? Renee, you amaze me everyday. Now I have to think about making my pillows cute on the back...thank you very much! =D
Seriously, I am glad to have someone to look up to...to raise the bar...to encourage us all to do a bit better in all aspects of our lives.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

magic needle, magic needle. And now going in that herringbone direction too. Wonderful pillows.

agravette said...

i just wanted to tell you how much i enjoy reading your blog every day! you always share the sweetest images and i adore your creations!

agravette said...

i just wanted to tell you how much i enjoy reading your blog every day! you always share the sweetest images and i adore your creations!

vintage grey said...

The sweetest pillow ever! Love it, and the herringbone is just perfect. The backing is so cute, especially the closer part. Such a creative idea. xo Heather

Kathy said...

Oh.My.Gosh. That is SO sweet! You should seriously do an entire nursery ensemble. Your work is perfection.

Marci said...

Renee, your pillows are so great. Love all the extra details you add. You are very talented!

Perfectly Printed said...

love the pillow and the details are just the best! So special!! I am making a nursery pillow for my daughter's rocking chair and just might "borrow" an idea or two :)

chris

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, how wonderful, Renee! You are amazing! Just look at your perfect herringbone stitches! What a darling pillow you have created with your adorable prints and soft nursery colors!
I love it!
Blessings,
Carolynn xo

Kim K. said...

Darling. Just darling. Love all your special embellishments. You always know the perfect way to leave your signature on your pieces.

LBP said...

Oh My Heavens!!! Those are the cutest pillows ever. You are so talented and creative. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations.

Linda

Sandie said...

Precious! Simply precious! I remember my mother and I learning how to do the herringbone stitch. It is such pretty stitching! Thanks for bringing back sweet memories!

Barbara said...

That is one sweet pillow! You're so right about Father's Day cards ... why is it so hard to find one that's any good?

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

sweetness! ♥

craftyles said...

The herringbone stitch is a wonderful accent. I love the pillow. I hope it's ok that I mentioned your blog in my blog. I showed my little stitch project and wanted to mention where I got the cute patterns. I was so happy to have something fun to work on in the hotel at night.Have a fun making pillows!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh my goodness!!! SOOOO adorable I love everything about this! You did such a great job!! :) The front and the backing closure part are soo creative and beautiful! xx Holly

Corey Moortgat said...

I LOVE that pillow- the herringbone stitch really makes it! So, so cute!

And you give me too much credit for Avery's quilt! The embroidery piece didn't have any backing or anything on it, so I just viewed it like a piece of printed fabric to be added onto, you know what I mean? Regardless, thanks for your praise- ha ha!

delia hornbook said...

You always use the most beautiful fabrics for your work. Love this little cushion and the bunting like trim on the back its very sweet, dee x

jaime ♥ raising up rubies said...

How cute is this place?! thanks for stoppin' by and for the sweet words...
♥jaime

donna said...

Renee your pillow is so cute. You really inspire me. You have done a great job.
Hugs
donna

Jacqui Wise said...

Sweet little pillows.

GardenofDaisies said...

This is adorable!!! I love the herringbone stiches and the prairie points on the back. And I have a Goldilocks! Well, she's kinda grown up now, but she still likes cute things. :-)