Friday, September 14, 2012

Attention to detail...


When I was a little girl I would color things to the "nth" degree. It was an art form in its self. First you outline with a heavy hand around the image. Followed by straight even strokes to fill in. Very geometric always clean and never outside the lines.


Attention to detail.


Finding the right line to sew on.


Putting your name on things.


Making something from bits of nothing.


Layering trim on trim.


Matching fabrics that never met before marry forever.


Enhancing beauty already within.


Attention to detail and a passion for perfection. 
This sweet hankie pillow is headed over to Miss Heather of Vintage Grey for a belated Happy Birthday.
I could color all day long...

37 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It is just beautiful! Won't she be surprised and happy! Enjoy your weekend...have some fun!

vivian said...

beautiful work renee! I think anything coming from your sewing machine is perfectly made! Im on call this weekend, but hoping to get more crafting time in!
happy weekend!
xoxo

donna said...

Renee your pillow is absolutely gorgeous. You have done an excellent job.
Hugs
donna

Diane Mars said...

Stunning~ Beautiful pillow with a little bit of this and a little bit of that! So you~

Kim K. said...

I wouldn't expect anything less than perfection from you. Beautiful details. A lovely gift for Heather.

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh that is so cute. She's gonna love it!

Tammy's in Love said...

Layers of adorable, that's for sure! So thoughtful of you to make a pillow for our Golden (egg) Girl! What a treat to help her in her recovery! You are a one in a million friend, Renee! God Bless You!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I would say you have graduated quite well from crayon to needle. You really do have quite a talent. Your pillow is adorable and will be treasured by Heather!

busymartha said...

It was the start of something great to come! Who knew that the craft world would explode at just the right time to feed our creative juices!

Kathy said...

Oh Renee! I was a lonely only and coloring is what I did. Every page. In order. And every book completed.
Heather is going to be thrilled!

Dorothy Prudie Vintage said...

Such a beautiful job as always. The pillow is a work of art. Thank you for sharing. I was the child who colored outside the lines. I always was so jealous of all the other girls who colored so neatly. LOL.

Barbara said...

Sweet just doesn't quite cover it - wonderful. I'm guessing (as a fellow coloring enthusiast) that you did not color in the background unless it was somehow contained and required it. (That was my preference, anyway.) Wish we could get together with our Crayolas!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is just beautiful, Renee! You make me wish I had some yellow in my home! : ) Your attention to detail is wonderful and I love how you put these pieces together into one gorgeous pillow.

craftyles said...

It is a beautiful pillow. Heather will love it for sure. Your attention to those little details make it a little work of art!

Perfectly Printed said...

What a great birthday gift!! i'm sure Heather will love receiving this embellished pillow! Gorgeous!

chris

retrorevival.biz said...

What a gorgeous pillow, Renee! Your friend is a lucky gal indeed:)

~Cindy

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Wonderful details! ♥

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

All your details are just beautiful together!! Love this pillow! Such sweet stitches too :) :) Have a great day! xo Holly

birdie blue said...

beautiful pillow, miss renee. heather is going to love it.

xo
molly

Nan said...

I had a lot of posts to catch up on with being gone last week. I adore this pillow so darn cute I can't stand it!! Yes you are one neat sewer Renee. I try to emulate you!

Angela said...

that's such an adorable and cheerful pillow! I was just telling a coworker who's MIL just passed away about hankie pillows. Her MIL used them all the time and they are quite sentimental

ImagiMeri said...

Oh geez what a lucky lady! That pillow turned out so stinkin' adorable.......she's gonna love it. If she doesn't, you still have my address don't you? ;o)

Love ya,
Meri

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

It is a WONDERFUL birthday gift! So personal, pretty and made with love! A keepsake!
Warmly,
deb

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

Ah yes, that heavy crayon outline around the edges before coloring the inside-is that where we all developed this need for perfection??

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Renee,
How funny about the coloring. I too would outline, but then fill in with a very light hand, almost shading with the color. I still love to color. Usually I work with paints but give me a good colorbook and some new crayons and oh boy, I'm a happy camper!
Thanks for leaving the nice comment about my granddaughter. I am so happy to finally meet her. Hopefully we will be coloring together very soon.
Hugs,
Julie

Chenille Cottage said...

Sweet Heather is going to love your beautiful and extremely thoughtful gift! What a darling pillow, Renee!
Blessings,
Carolynn xoxo

Creative Breathing said...

Your pillows truly are perfection Renee. What a wonderful gift for Heather. Happy Sunday, happy wishes for every day. Elizabeth

Blessed Serendipity said...

What a gorgeous handmade gift for Heather that I know she will treasure. You have a beautiful heart Renee.

xo
Danielle

Free Pretty Things For You said...

YOU and everything you do is completely PERFECT.
I Heart you!!

LBP said...

I am always amazed at your attention to detail! Things I would never think of... What a beautiful pillow!

Blessings

Linda

jaime ♥ raising up rubies said...

squeeeeal! i love this pillow! what a special birthday gift...you got talent girl ♥ happy monday

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Heather will be so happy. What a lovely gift for such a sweet young gal! You sure made that so pretty! Yes, you sure have a great attention to detail.
Blessings,
Susie

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

What a sweet pillow! I love the details and I know that Heather is going to love it.

Corey Moortgat said...

Renee, I love that idea of layering the ric-rac with the ruffle of the pillow! I would have never thought to do that- attention to detail is right!

trish said...

Oh what a darling pillow. So sweet! Heather is such a lucky girl to receive your lovely gift! :o) Trish xo
ps. I colored the same way as you. :o)

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Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

lucky Heather! it is so so cute...you are incredibly talented and your eye for detail and construction is impeccable!!