Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A mum for my Mum


When I saw Peacock Chic's version of the Amy Butler Snow Mum pillow this past winter, I specifically thought, "that would be a great gift for my mom." Thankfully that memory resurfaced in time for her birthday this week.

I followed the pattern directions exactly, even purchasing Wonder Under for the first time ever (to fuse 2 layers of fabric together before cutting the petals). The wool felt at my local fabric shop was twice the width that AB gives yardage for, so it wasn't as crazy expensive as I initially thought it would be, thank goodness.


I finished the flower with a vintage shell button; a few of the other versions I've seen online have a button and I like it better this way.

I removed the pillowcase from the 18" pillow form before taking it to the post office and smashing it all in to a Priority Mail flat rate box, which I do not recommend doing, by the way. Anyway, it's an easy project and I'd like to make one for my home, too.

27 comments:

Marita said...

WOW, it's soooo beautiful!!! She's gonna love it:-)

Handmade said...

Love it - great work!

senaSews said...

Beautiful pillow. Your Mum will love it!

Sew4Fun said...

You took my breath away!! This is divine.

Lori said...

So beautiful.

melissa said...

So nice! She'll love it, and then expect another for Mother's Day, mark my words. ;)

Nancy W. said...

This is so elegant and beautiful. What a wonderful gift for your mother. Well done!

Amanda S. said...

Super cute! Great gift idea as well - I'm sure she'll love it.

Kay aka dkswife said...

That is just lovely! :)

Colette said...

What a lovely gift idea, you're mum is going to love it. Perfect colour choice.

Lauren said...

I love it! No kidding she's going to want another! I'm bummed I didn't manage to stumble upon that idea in time for my Grandma's birthday, she would love it too.

Dawn said...

Wow, that's really nice. I like the tone on tone colors and the button. Oh crap . . . Mother's Day!! Thanks for the reminder!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

That's gorgeous!

peacockchic said...

On I love it!! You definitely need to make another as it just looks so chic in your chair. I am sure you mom will love it.

Thanks for the shout out too!

Monique

flanthrower said...

Thanks for posting! This is actually a perfect sort of pillow to make for a friend of mine and I'd forgotten about this pattern. Very lovely and elegant. I'm sure your mom will love it.

Little Hunting Creek said...

that's so pretty! I need to make one too.

Sheila said...

Totally pretty and the flower has so much depth to it.

Lily falina said...

hye..i'm beginner in sewing.i love dresses!any advices?

Melissa said...

Gorgeous!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

It's beautiful! I know your Mom will enjoy her gift!

dawn said...

what a great idea! It looks fantastic!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

That is a great gift idea. It's beautiful.

gwensews said...

Absolutely beautiful. I want.

Tany said...

Lovely! What a great gift!

Linda said...

Pretty pillow!

Krystal (aka Pirouette) said...

I guess I'm late, but I love this pillow. I downloaded the pattern last week. Your's looks great!

Isabelle said...

This is gorgeous and the colour is so tasteful. You have a lucky Mum!