Hand Stitched Tree Pillow

3 Oct

I haven’t cross stitched or hand stitched since I was younger so, when I saw Purl Soho selling a 4 Season Embroidery Kit it sparked my  interest.

I love the look of wood,wood grains, natural bark, or natural wood and thought this craft project would make a neat pillow.

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This craft project wasn’t something that could be completed overnight.  I took me about a week to finish.  I really enjoy taking the time to hand stitch something. It’s relaxing to me, like a good book, and it was something I did for an hour or two each night while watching my sickening obsession of realty T.V.

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I used three stitching techniques; a back stitch, chain stitch, and a french knot.

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Picking the fabric was the hardest part.  I wanted something soft, feminine, and romantic.

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The first layer was a peachy pink cotton fabric.

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The second layer of the pillow I picked was a white lace that allowed the peachy pink fabric’s color to gently peak through.

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The final product, not the best picture since it is night time and couldn’t wait to share my first pillow I have ever made with you all.  I will post a better picture another day since this light makes some of my french knot blossoms look a little green instead of white.

Besides posting a bad picture of the final product, I am really excited about my first pillow and already starting my second one!

**Update**

New photos added with natural light.

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2 Responses to “Hand Stitched Tree Pillow”

  1. Elaine Miller October 4, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

    Bridgie, That is a beautiful pillow! I used to love to hand stitch. Do it while you still have good eye sight and a steady hand.

  2. 1,460 Days of Georgia October 4, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    You are the one who taught me and taught me to appreciate working with my hands creating beauty. This was fun, I forgot how much I enjoy it. Yes, I will enjoy it until I can not see or hold my hand firm haha.

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