I found the idea on Pinterest and although the ones I saw on there are much more elaborate I think for my first try it turned out pretty cute.
I liked that I was able to use up a bunch of odds and ends of things I had laying around after completing other projects. I used up scraps leftover from the scrappy quilt squares I had made.
|I thought the sun looked pretty with the embroidered rays accented with clear beads|
Little duckies bobbing along on embroidered waves
Lace and trim pieces, buttons from my button box and jars, beads I had forever in a little container, and lots of short pieces of floss I'd saved after I was done with some of the embroidered things I've made recently.
|Little scrap of white eyelet leftover after I cut out a doily|
It was super fun to put this together and I think it will make a nice addition to the other pretty pillows I've made lately. I think it will make a lovely focal point on one of the beds in my future house.
I backed the pillow with a piece of pink gingham I had in my fabric stash and used this pretty eyelet trim I had used on the last set of pillowcases I made. I used leftover batting I had to line the inside of the pillow before I stuffed it with polyfil that I also had on hand.
|I've had these little duck buttons since my son was an infant.|
|Embroidered leaves & stems, french knot & button flowers, |
and a cute little bunny button
|Sweet little yellow flower button with embroidered leaves|
I really like the fan shaped lace and tiny pink baby buttons
Can you believe something this sweet and cute is made up of all leftover stuff I had saved. What a great way to use up those little bits and pieces.
I love it!