Last week I received a package of fabric from Hawthorne Threads from a giveaway I won. In addition to the fabric prize, the lovely people there sent me samples of two of their in-house lines of fabric, Fair Isle and Bengal. The little pieces of Fair Isle were just begging to be made into a pillow!
The fabric features cuddly polar bears and the cutest smiling narwhals!
My favorite print is the sleds. The color is more peachy than pink, not normally a color I’d be drawn to. But I love the combination of blues, peach, and grays. The cool palette made me think this pillow would look fantastic on my friend’s white leather couch.
Apparently her cat, Prince (who has his own Instagram account) liked the pillow too! Speaking of Instagram, I finally joined and you can find me as @beacraftygirl.
I also tried something new making this pillow. Instead of binding it, I used my serger so there are no raw edges. Maybe no binding gives it a more modern look? Honestly, I was just looking to finish it quickly, but threading the serger after several months of no use proved to be more time consuming than making and attaching binding!
Most Christmases I give handmade gifts, but I am never organized enough to complete a project with enough time to photograph and blog about it. Hopefullly 2014 will be different!
Last week I also received my Wild & Free and Priory Square preordered fabric. I love it so much I cut into it the very next day, and then I ordered more of each line because I never want to run out. Don’t deny it…I know some of you probably do the same thing!!!!