I thought I'd share two pillows that I made in the past, and still love. This first pillow I made for Daniel back when we were first dating. He drew the design and mailed it to me as a gift. The hands in the picture are signing "love life." So it is the "love life, eat ice-cream" pillow. The idea came to him from a discussion we had about eating ice-cream everyday and not worrying about gaining weight because life is short, etc. Not necessarily the best philosophy, but entertaining. He drew the sign language because he learned that I used to be a sign language interpreter. Anyways, my dad printed the drawing onto fabric and I used that to make this pillow:
The pillow below is one of my first embroidery projects. The idea came from the book, Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts: Wooly Embroidery. The book showed a deer under the tree, but I decided to make mine into a red dragon instead. I think it actually looks more like a kitty dragon with those ears. Oh well! I used my mom's wool scraps to make boarders. I like how it turned out.