Sunday, December 11, 2011

Beep Beep - A Pillow for Alexander


With Christmas approaching at lightning speed I had warned Mr C that I would be locking myself indoors on Saturday to sew, sew, sew.  So... when I saw Laura advertise the Occupy Your Sewing Room linky party over at Cat Patches, I figured, why not?

Therefore, I am pleased to announce that I managed to achieve my goal of finishing two personalised pillows.  YAY!  Unfortunately I can't show off pics of the first just yet... but here is the final version of the car pillow for Alexander, originally blogged about here.


The design of this pillow has been a slight collaborative effort so thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts and ideas.  I love brainstorming with you all! 

The basis, though, was intended to compliment this fabulous Alexander Henry print, used for the back.  I mean, seriously, how cute is that print?!  Perfect for a little man. 


For a bit of fun, and to help the overall balance, I embroidered "beep beep" into the bottom corner.  Probably won't mean much to Alexander, 22 months, but I think it's sweet.  ;)


Lastly, as Alexander has very recently relocated to Australia from Scotland... and... has learnt to say the word "koala"... I was asked to add in this little cutie.  Everyone say "awwww".


If you're still here thanks for sticking around to scroll through the most photos ever taken of one little pillow.  Can you tell that I'm a little bit chuffed that's it's finished?  I'm pleased to report that Alexander was also pretty happy and immediately pointed at it and said "car".  That made me smile.  :)

Thanks also to Barbara of Cat Patches for ensuring I kept to my word and spent Saturday sewing.  Result!

E.

26 comments:

  1. that looks sensational erin - well done! - i'm sure alexander will love it

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  2. I think that's the best kids' pillow I've ever seen!!! The finishing touches are great and the back of the pillow goes so well with the front. Well done, Erin!!!

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  3. So cute, Erin! I like the little embroidery, too, even if he doesn't notice it yet. Good thing he recognized it as a car, too!

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  4. The pillow is just beautiful! Alexander must be so happy with it!

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  5. It's fabulous and I love the koala! The back is also fabulous!

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  6. Great job! That pillow is seriously adorable so you should feel chuffed! Love the little car light beams.

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  7. Very cute! Did you make the koala or is it a badge?

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  8. very cute pillow. Nice job and very nice fabrics

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  9. Perfect little boy pillow! And that Koala is so darn cute. I am sure he will appreciate the beep beep sometime "down the road"! Great job.

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  10. Great work! I'm so glad you joined us!

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  11. Oh my goodness..I am totally in love with this pillow cover. I really like all the details and how you appliqued a car to match with the fabric design in the back. That fabric is so cute!

    I got a good chuckle reading through your post. You must be really fun to hang out with in person. Too bad you are quite far away or otherwise I would invite you for a tea party ;))

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  12. very cute and what a fun project. : )

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  13. Adorable - so cute and perfect for a little boy! I love the embroidery, the beep beep and the koala are really cute touches!

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  14. Darling little pillow!! Love it! :)

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  15. Just a super pillow - I know two of my 'car crazy' grandsons would just love this!! Thank you for sharing.

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  16. I have a 30 year old who would love this pillow! It is absolutely adorable! I am a huge Alexander Henry fan, and I'm off to find some of this great fabric!

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  17. Your finished pillow is just great...being an Aussie I thing adding the Koala was a get idea. What a big change Aust to Scotland.

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  18. That is an awesome pillow. And yes I did saw "awww" when I heard about the move and the new words. Very cute

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  19. I love the pillow!! Especially the back fabric, super-cute, and very nicely done!

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  20. I'm just imagining koala pronounced with a scots lilt. Hahahaaa! Erin the pillow rocks. Kickass job!!!

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  21. It turned out great! I love the little Koala hanging on :) So cute!

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  22. That's a cute pillow!
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  23. Love the finishing touches - talented thoughtfulness.

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  24. Alexander will love it.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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