Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pillow Swap Four - Cozy Winter Pillow

I must admit I have a love/hate relationship with winter. The kids still need to get from place A to B and I am not a fan of driving in the snow. Driving the 45 minutes back from Max's weekly soccer game last night, I realized soon I would be doing it on snow covered roads. The morning shuffle to school for all three kids is a bit more crazy when you add hats, coats, gloves and boots into the mix.
But for all challenges the snow brings I love snuggling in for the season. Sitting together as a family with a roaring fire, the little kids playing with blocks with Daddy and Max and I on the couch me knitting/hand sewing and him reading/small electronic device is just heaven. For this whole to work for me, I require cozy pillows and quilts to complete the picture. So when the velveteen came into one of my favorite fabric shops I knew that I had new plans for the pillow swap.
My partner asked for a pillow with lots of negative space, but other than that she was pretty open. She has young children and I thought a big cozy pillow would be fun. Anna Maria Horner's new Innocent Crush in the velveteen is amazing, buttery soft and so tactile. The colors are amazing and in my book it makes for one luxurious pillow. I hope my partner feels the same. I worry when I don't make a crazy over the top pillow, but I love the less is more approach and I am fairly certain looking a her blog and flickr stream this pillow will be right up her alley.


janimal said...

Oh I bet she loves it! I just got some of that velveteen and have had NO idea what to make with it. I like the idea for a luxurious pillow! Thanks for the inspiration!

Did you make it a removable cover for washing? If so, what kind of closure? I usually just sew my pillows closed but might have a go at trying an invisible zipper.

Three Dancing Magpies said...

On this one I used a envelope closure, most of the time I do put in the invisible zipper and use a tutorial from Erin on House on Hill Road or any sewing book I take out from the library. If you follow the instructions the invisible zippers are super easy! I just ended up making this much bigger than any zippers i have on hand. I love the envelope closure, with some bias tape I made with a matching Innocent Crush print.

Cara said...

I'm sure she'll love it - the fabric choices are great.

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Traci said...

I do! I do love it! It is gorgeous, the quilting is just perfect, and it is such a wonderful cozy winter pillow! Thank you so much for being such a generous partner!

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