Elegant woodchip ring pillow

There are a couple of things that I really love.  One is having some small project to be worked with the needle in the evening…kinda an ancestral draw.  The other is to have a design that embraces, and almost flaunts a juxtaposition.  Well, when we had a request for a very unique ring pillow from a bride recently, I knew I was going to have a great evening!  Is that weird?  Oh well, call me weird or odd, but there is nothing like having a project that can be worked from start to finish, producing something beautiful in one evenings work.  Check it out!DSC_2039Starting with a pile of tulle with a kiss of gold, I created a square pillow.  I made sure to double up the tulle so as to prevent my filling from falling out.  Now, normally, I would hit the sewing machine for this….but, I went ahead and romanticized this project by hand stitching.DSC_2041Pinned and sewn.DSC_2042DSC_2043Now time to fill her up!  I made a cone out of paper and filled my new pillow with Ash wood shavings (proudly purchased from the hamster section at the pet store 🙂 ).DSC_2045DSC_2046Filled and stitched closed, it’s looking unique…now time for some frill.DSC_2047I loved the scallop of the lace, but it needed more…so, I embellished with some pearls, too.DSC_2048DSC_2049It was looking really pretty, but it needed a focal point….enter a wooden heart and some stain.DSC_2050It is ridiculous just how special this pillow turned out….cute and completely unique.P5171231OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI love thinking outside the box for all the little touches.  If you are a DIY bride, or if you are the best maid-of-honor in the world, I hope you give this project a try.

xo Chanda