Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My Blogger's Pillow Party Entry

Yo-Yo Rosette Pillow
Umm...I only noticed how much dust was on the arm of the rocking chair as I edited this photo
...had to laugh at my mad housekeeping skillz!

If you've stopped by my blog before, you may have already seen this pillow from my etsy shop recently but I'm sharing it once again (apologies for the repeat!) so that I can have a chance to participate in the Blogger's Pillow Party hosted by Rachel of Stitched in Color. There's a pretty fab prize this month which I can't resist, I finally have a real live pillow to post (ahem...as opposed to the ones that are just ideas in my head and fabric on the shelf), and I've been enjoying all the other entries so much, especially those by Maureen—I figured, why the heck not now that there's just one day left to enter?! Yup, that's me...always on top of things!

Yo-Yo Rosette Pillow, detail

This pillow was inspired by my love of crazy colors and wanting to find a way to use up some of my treasured scraps of Anna Maria Horner's Little Folks fabric line. I find that they, or any really colorful or vibrantly patterned fabric, really take pride of place when they are contrasted by neutrals and simplicity soooo after a few sketches, I decided to try my hand at a very simple yo-yo rosette pillow with just a few framed in the center by an unbleached linen. The yo-yos are all done by hand of course and the body of the pillow is machine sewn with an envelope closure.

Fingers crossed! In the meantime, you and I can do a bit of blog hopping to see all the other entries and their bloggy creators here (just scroll down to see photos of entries for each month and click to find out more about each one).


Melissa_Loves_Broccoli said...

very pretty! I love all of the colors! When I was twelve I made yo-yo daisy curtains for my room, that was my last yo-yo project, I think I'm overdue!

thestoryofkat said...

haha, what a great memory :)
They are so versatile for all kinds of projects and fun to revisit every once in a while. Thanks for stopping by!

Meeling said...

Good Luck Kat!

I like your pillow A LOT!!! Yo-yo's always look so classic but with a twist when done in newer fabrics.

Keeping my fingers crossed for you. :-)

Emily@VitaNostra said...

Gorgeous. LOVE all of the color. My kind of pillow!

Emily Elizabeth said...

I super love this pillow! I took a look at all of the other entries so far, and yours blows them all out of the water!

Bethany Dirksen said...

I must have missed it the first time you shared this, so thanks for doing so again!

Very cute. Good luck!

Lily Boot said...

that's such a gorgeous pillow I think you should be able to make it and show it as many times as you like! :-) Hope you win!


I was so happy to see you have entered! I love this pillow! I have made yo yo's out of AMH's voile so I know just how slippery it can be.

I am curious how you attached your flowers to the pillow top. On my voile quilt (that will probably never be finished) I came up with a pretty neat technique. I am just wondering if you did the same thing? I am always so shy about sharing tutorials because I am not sure if the way I do things is right, wrong, longer process, shortcut? So many tutes I see and think -- duh? so I just never do them, but that is what people seem to want. O.k. I'm rambling now...any thoughts? :)

chinamommy said...

i always see you over at Pickles on Pizza and had to come see you myself :) I'm your newest follower. LOVE that pillow, i'm also a lover of bright candy colors!!

Angela said...

I said it before and I will say it again - I LOVE it!

Rachel Hauser said...

I'm lovin yoyos more and more. This is my dream combo (AMH/Linen), of course. Thanks for joining in on the Pillow Party!

Chris said...

I love the yoyos! I've been a bit obsessed by yoyos myself. Love the pops of color on the neutral field. What fun!

SisterBatik said...

I adore your pillow : )

A fellow participant of April's Bloggers pillow party - such fun to see other great, great pillows!

Well done!

thestoryofkat said...

Just saw that I made it into your top 9 faves for the Pillow Party Rachel...and now I'm sitting at my computer just grinning like a fool, haha! Thank you everyone, you are too kind!

thestoryofkat said...

p.s. Maureen, I am going to email you ;)

Manda said...

Love the yo-yos, they give a great splash of colours!

Belinda Regina said...

hoaaa .. that's very very very cute pillow
i made pillow ,but im from Indonesia
your pillow be my inspiration
Thank You so much