Friday, August 24, 2012


Well, I am going to post some photos of pillows I made for two giveaways, and another pillow which I made for a dear friend, Janice Moore-Petty of Cheeky Rose Boutique Blogspot.  Janice is a fabulous doll maker and has her own truly marvelous paper mache recipe she uses to create her Queen Anne style dolls. I will put her link on my sidebar so you can access her blog.

This pillow was won by Palomasea Blogspot and was the giveaway for my participation in Anita of Castles, Crowns, and Cottages Blogspot Paris Party.   It is an embellished handmade pillow handmade by me, and has lots of vintage lace, vintage buttons, a printed fabric Marie Antoinette inkjet 'photo' with a rich fabric for the pillow cover.

Here is a close up of some of the details on the Paris Party Pillow Giveaway.
Here is the top of the Alice In Wonderland Pillow for the Mad Tea Party hosted by 'A Fanciful Twist' back in July of this year.  It is embellished with vintage crocheted lace, appliqued smaller Alice in Wonderland characters placed around the edges of the pillow, and a vintage photo print of the Mad Tea Party. The fabric is vintage and has tea pots and saucers and flowers. The pink crocheted tea pot in the fore ground was crocheted by me a few years ago and added just the right touch for the tea party pillow.  Silly me...I forgot to take any photos of the completed pillow.!  But this gives you an idea of what it looked like.  When I completed the pillow the back side had a French stripe fabric and was embellished with a vintage doily in the middle of the pillow surrounded by more smaller appliqued Alice in Wonderland characters.  Dog's Mom Blogspot was thrilled to win this pillow in my giveaway.

Here is a close up of the smaller characters which surrounded the main Alice Mad Tea Party scene.  I was not quite finished with the embellishments in this photo.  I so enjoyed making this pillow.
The whimsical Cheshire Cat graced the top of the pillow.

This is the left side of the pillow with the White Rabbit and Red King appliques.
 And I must tell you, I had the most delightful time finding the printed Alice's Tea Party image, and also the Alice in Wonderland fabric which I snipped out the smaller Alice characters from.  I found these lovely items from Connie Hindmarsh of www.hindmarashstudios.net in her sweet Etsy shop: Bears, Hares, and Folk Art Dolls.
And I found by further communication with Connie that she was the original Romper Room teacher on televison, back in the day!  What a sweetie she is!

I found the Marie Antionette printed inkjet embellishments in Etsy too from Sherifairy's Etsy site.

This is the French Style pillow I made for my sweet friend Janice who has one of the most generous spirits. 
This is the skirt with French Style fabric and vintage braid on the side, with vintage buttons and a bow at the waist.  This isn't the best photo but it does show the details.

This is a close up of the pillow showing the vintage soft chiffon fabric roses, the vintage crocheted lace, and vintage heart button at Marie's bosom, and the tiny blue rose on her 'hat'.

It was a joy to make these pillows for my blogging friends!

posted by Teresa


Rhissanna said...

Thank you for showing us these lovely pillows. Such a lot of work. I adore the little crocheted teapot, what a nice touch. The Alice pillow is really lovely and it's nice to see all the detail. The Marie's are sweet, too. Oh yes, and just going to check out this new dollmaker. Thank you again!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH MY GOODNESS.....Teresa! These are just marvelous! And after our email conversation yesterday, I was so impressed with your knowledge of sewing issues...an area that I was exposed to all my life with my mother being such a great seamstress, but I was too energetic and crazy to stop long enough to sit down and learn!!!

These pillows are so lovely; I love the DIMENSION you have given them with the layers and tufts and other elements that make them unique and so lovely!!! Have a fabulous day....Anita

Pumpkin Cottage said...

Beautiful pillows!!

Janice Moore-Petty said...

Gorgeous, stunning, feminine, colorful,vintage, one of a kind, and I'm not just talking about the pillow either! This pillow goes in my Hall of Fame. Thank you so much my friend! Much love and blessings, Jan

Marilou Bain said...

Lovely pillows Teresa, great doll you created in Joanna Periotti's class. Have a great week too. Hugs Marilou from Cloth &Clay

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Teresa what gorgeous little pillows - I think I recognize that fabric with the tea cup and saucers on it. A lot of lovely applique and sewing here.
Thanks for lovely comment on my blog too dear friend.
You might like to see my Round Robin Lacebook on my new post also.
Have a great week,

Shopgirl said...

Always treat to come see you here in Blogland. I think the pillows are so beautiful. I still haven't made my doll from your wonderful give away. When I do, I will share it. I am busy working on our remodel, so I am trying to catch up. Missed so much. Hugs, Mary

Palomasea said...

And what a joy to receive your lovingly made, gorgeous creations!!
Dearest Teresa...I'm so glad you posted your other pillows...
The Tea Party one is fabulous, and I love seeing the different creative touches on Janice's pillow.
You are so kind and generous!!
And very talented :)
Blessings and love,
- Irina

romance-of-roses said...

Wow, your pillows are amazing. You do fabulous work and lovely fabrics. Hugs...Lu

bois-fleurie said...

Love your pillows especially the Alice one.They are beautiful.

Sarajan said...

Hi, Teresa. Thanks for posting the photos of the beautiful pillows. If you have a few moments I was wondering if you could contact me to discuss an award for which I would like to nominate you - the Leibster Blog Award! Hope to hear from you soon, Jan (fleaChic@comcast.net)

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh these pillows are so gorgeous. Wow and the alice pillow is awesome.

Gaby Bee said...

These pillows are awesome!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

rachel whetzel said...

Hey, Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!! I can't believe it's been FOUR YEARS since CCD started!! I was going to try my hand at a topsy turvy... but they scare me!! lol I can't wait to see yours!

Welcome ! said...

Wow ! These pillows are beautiful !

patricias fabric art said...

Your cushions are gorgeous-I really like the marie antoinette one with the lovely lace.You really put a lot of work into them and I also love her dress ,and the colours.I would love to try and do something like this but that won't happen !!regards Mary

Janice Moore-Petty said...

Greetings Teresa! I hope you are getting recharged and not overdoing in anything. How about that nasty Sandy? I pray for all those in her path and that people take it seriously and evacuate. I just wanted to touch base and let you know that I am learning more and more to trust in God in spite of how I feel. My mom's dementia is getting worse and she had to be moved to the dementia unit at the nursing home. Two weeks ago she literally jumped out of her wheel chair and bashed her face on the floor resulting in an orbital fracture(the bone around her right eye). She was hospitalized for a couple of days and thank God her eye is ok and didn't require surgery. On the Dementia unit there is much more staff and constant monitoring. She likes it there and they area treating her like royalty. Just an update to confess that in spite of it all I take great comfort in knowing that 'God's got it!' Plus my crafting is therapeutic and fun. Love and blessings, Jan

Olivia Polonsky said...

So beautiful, you are truly an artistic person.