Here comes the sun…and there it goes again

January 19, 2008 at 4:36 pm 1 comment

The sun made an appearance for about 10 minutes this afternoon, so I grabbed my two new pillows, a chair and my camera and rushed outside to take some pictures for The Boutique.


The clouds were moving quickly, so I furiously snapped photos each time the sun peeked out. I’m lucky I did, because moments later, it went back behind the clouds again. And there it stays.

I love. This. Pillow. I love it so much that I want to keep it. But I can’t. It doesn’t match anything in our home and we already have too many pillows. So I won’t. But I want to.  

whale pillow

The pink whale and the aqua blue water spurt (love!) are appliqued onto the brown background with fusible web and finished with a stitch.

whale pillow

The whole pillow is bordered with a one-inch strip of pink polka-dots, and the opening in the back is finished off with pink binding.

whale pillow binding

She can be found for sale here. That’s right, I said “she.” 

Before the sun went away for good, I also was able to slip in a few shots of the octopus pillow, which can be found in The Boutique here (update: SOLD!!).

octopus pillow

This graceful creature is made of pale yellow fabric, appliqued onto a deep purple background, and bordered in a rich aqua.

octopus pillow

I worked a little today on the seahorse pillow that I’m making for our home. I wonder how much longer this under-the-sea phase will last.

Alex and I are going to the movies this evening to see Juno, which we’ve heard is great. I’ve adored Michael Cera since Arrested Development. I wonder if he’s that sweet and likeable in real life. I like to think he is.


Entry filed under: Handmade goodies, Sewing, The Boutique, Things and stuff.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Betty  |  January 22, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Very fine whale, if I do so say so myself. Too many pillows? Bah! A girl can never have too many. P.S. That quilt on my blog does have little poodles in it. Good eyes! I love finding little bits of really fun fabric in a quilt like that.


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