One of the Christmas gifts on my list is a child’s pillow. I am excited as I am using one of my bundle’s for this one – ” The Simple Life” Bundle by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake + the pink polka dot fabric from Moda’s “Oh Deer” by MoMo.
The pillow will be a 16″x 32″.
The fabric is all cut – 2 1/2 ” squares. Now, on to piecing it all together.
I plan on adding the name of the recipient down the middle of the pillow, to make it a one of a kind pillow.
So I am thinking I should make more of the growth charts and post them on my Etsy store…..What do you think?
I love the idea of keeping a record of your child’s height. I started making growth charts for our friends and one for our son, thinking that a door frame is not overly portable. Below are two of the growth charts I have made and have made photos of :-).
The first is the one I made for our son – its “Sam I am” from “Green Eggs and Ham”. The second is “Elmer” who is a patchwork elephant.
Sam I am’s body is made of about 100 pieces of felt, the plate made of tin foil. I try to use different textures, giving it more dimension and more visual interest. The Elmer growth chart also has a flexible multi-pieced stick to record the height, it’s not shown here in the picture.
It starts with an idea. I bring that alive using hardwood, draw a shape free hand, then cut around it and sand down the rough edges. I paint the hardwood white with a few coats of paint. I choose fabrics and other materials, spent time cutting, placing and gluing them on the cut shape.