Friday, January 13, 2012

Thank Heaven for little girls

Friends of mine are planning to adopt a baby girl, so exciting! They were given a glider from a family member that had... well, let's just say the tapestry cushions didn't really match anything. :) My friend asked if I could recover them. I have never done anything like that, so I said as long as she had really low expectations I could give it a shot. :) She bought this lovely fabric and I got to work:
(Obviously these are her cushions sitting in my glider for the purposes of photography. I didn't want to deliver them at 11pm last night and demand to take pictures. :)
Frankly, I'm pretty pleased! I traced the cushions to create a pattern, added about 1.5" all the way around to allow for the thickness and stitched them up. The seersucker nature of the material really helps hide imperfections. :)
I monogrammed the back cushion with their last initial, using the Love Lace font from 8 Claws and a Paw. It's LOVELY! I can't believe that I'm just now using this font for the first time! Although I suppose it's to be expected with over 575 font options...
As I worked on this project, I also received this adorable embroidery design to test for Lynnie Pinnie. I picked fabric/thread colors to match the cushion material and used scraps to make a matching decorative pillow:
I used the largest size of the "Thank Heaven for little girls" design. There is also a boy version and a gender-neutral version. They are all so cute!
Now, please pray for my friends -- for a safe delivery, a healthy baby girl, and that the adoption process goes smoothly!

10 comments on "Thank Heaven for little girls"

Kimberly on January 13, 2012 at 9:06 PM said...

it looks GREAT - everything about it! the font, fabric and applique and sweet little pillow!
Did you stitch the covers closed or add a closure for removal/washing?
I have an OLD glider with cushions that desperately need recovering. I was planning on adding a fresh layer of batting, but wasn't sure how to finish each piece off.
Great job - beautiful work as usual.

Janay on January 13, 2012 at 9:12 PM said...

Thanks Kimberly!
I stitched them closed. I cut the open end a couple inches longer so I could tuck them in and just stitch across on my machine. I didn't do any hand sewing at all on the cushions.
I figured if she needs to wash them, I'd rather rip the seam open and sew it shut again than try to figure out how to do a zipper or mess with velcro. How's that for lazy?? :)

Kreations for Kids on January 13, 2012 at 9:16 PM said...

Great job, Janay! I would never know it was your first attempt at something like this. I love the colors, fabric, font, all of it. This is awesome!

daniKate designs on January 13, 2012 at 9:31 PM said...

You did a great job and I am looking forward to getting that design from Lynnie Pinnie. I think making it into a pillow is adorable.

tarabrose on January 13, 2012 at 10:48 PM said...

Janay! You did such a beautiful job!! But then again, everything you do is just beautiful!!

Jacquie on January 13, 2012 at 11:56 PM said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Emily M on January 14, 2012 at 9:31 AM said...

You did a great job on the cushions - love the embroidery font and design you selected!

Mary on January 14, 2012 at 9:46 PM said...

You did a wonderful job! The pillow is beautiful and it's sure to be a big in the new nursery.

JCSAVOIE on January 29, 2012 at 4:49 PM said...

Everything looks great! Do you mind sharing where the fabric is from?

~Lindsey on January 18, 2015 at 8:43 PM said...

I would love to make a pillow like this, do you know of a tutorial or pattern that I could use to learn how? Thanks!





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