Monday, October 22, 2012

Pinterest Try Tuesday # 6

In case you haven't noticed, I love acorns. First acorns cookies and now an Acorn Pillow I just couldn't resist trying.  I even have a little red chair.
This is what I saw on Pinterest.
It was a free embroidery  for an embroidery machine.
The software for my machine won't work any more, so I decided to machine applique.
I copied and saved the design then enlarged it on my printer.
There are instruction links for making the pillow, and lots of other ideas for using the acorn.

My chair is smaller and my pillow larger, but I think it looks cute.
The fabrics are all some I had. The pillow background is made from Osnaburg. I had forgot about this nubby oatmeal looking rustic fabric and how much I love using it.

Recently, I have renewed my love for machine applique.
It could be done with buttonhole stitch or needle turn applique, but by machine appliqueing it, I was able to finish my pillow in one evening.
However, me being me, I had to add a little handwork, so I hand embroidered the curly ques and hand quilted around the acorn.
Found these buttons in my jar  that look "stitched" and tied them on with floss.

As I have been doing with all my pillows, I used a covered button overlap to close the back.

I just love it . I think the original looks cute with the twig wreath.  Maybe I'll go to Michael's and see what I can find. Some bittersweet would be nice too.

If you try something on Pinterest, and blog about it, please come back and tell me so I can link up to your 
"Pinterest Try"

Patty @ Lemon Lane Cottage joined me to day and tried Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars that she found on Pinterest. Go Check them out. They look delicious.

God is Good!!
Life is Good!!


Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I love that pillow and the back is almost as cute as the front. I made some chocolate peanut bars off of pinterest that I will be posting shortly. Enjoy the cool weather. Patty

Linda said...

That is awesome Bev! I love your covered buttons on the back too!

Susy said...

Beverly, I'm speechless (: You make the most darling things in just an evening. What a gift you have my friend. But I imagine it's because you're doing what you love. xo

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Beverly,
OK....this is so adorable...You just amaze me every time. I really need a sewing lesson from you. I love acorns too.....
I hope all is well with you and family, sending hugs your way, Elizabeth

Creations By Cindy said...

LOVE! Girl, you are so gifted and talented! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

GardenofDaisies said...

this is so cute!! I love finding ideas on pinterest. I've tried several crafts and recipes already.