06 December 2011

CHRISTMAS THROW PILLOWS

Hello friends,
Its been quite a while since I have not been active in my humble space.. An unexpected long holiday in India deprived me of some fun time with my needle and thread.. As winter sets in am getting inspired by the weather and most of all my lovely friends' blogs and their out of the world holiday special creations.. I believe that there is nothing more interesting than brightening up the living room during Christmas.. Yule tide is a very good excuse for decking up your sweet abode with splashes of all those glitters and sparkles you have been casting an eye over.. Throw pillows that have been sewn in a Christmas theme create a special festive ambience.. They ginger up the room, furnishing a fresh Noel look.. Here are a few of my latest creations...I have used a red-gold tissue fabric , dark beige casement and an ivory-gold floral fabric for the theme.. To harmonize with the settings I made a table runner and a tissue box cover as well.
Table Runner-
I appliqued two christmas trees with the ivory gold fabric and embellished the tips of the pine using tiny bells.The two ends are in red- gold tissue fabric and a little braid in gold n red .
Here I followed my dear friend Nima's tute( Pls visit Nima's blog www.madetotreasure.blogspot.com) ..But my tissue box was taller than the standard ones.. So I had to alter the dimensions a bit...The embellishments are in the same theme.. The tips are adorned with tiny jingle bells.The bells really bring out that xmassy ambience, so much so that I get so excited to take the box in my hand just to listen to the jingle:))
A Christmas wreath pillow-
I got inspired by a pattern I happened to see in http://www.potterybarn.com/shop/accessories-decor/decorative-throws-pillows/?cm_type=gnav...I had some left over pieces of offwhite felt which I used for another project using poinsettia ..Only those leftover scraps have been used here.. (I shall give a tute on making a pillow like this later:)..) Fortunately I could find some tiny cute jingle bells in my fav shop.. They looked very festive .The veins are done in simple straight stitches using gold strands.I think am handling this pillow a li'l too much just for relishing the jingling sound .. It evokes kinda nostalgia:))Another pillow.... the inspiration of which is from the same link I have given above..Here I have marked the veins of the poinsettia petals in simple running stitches using gold strands.The petals are in off white felt.The bells used here are slightly larger than the ones used in the wreath pillow.
The fabric used here is cotton in deep shaded red.Tassels are in gold and off white.
Another poinsettia pillow in red-gold tissue and beige back side.Here I have added a layer of gold net petals as well.The veins are simple machine stitches .A beige pillow with an appliqued christmas tree.
A simple pattern using strips of ivory- gold and red-gold tissue.
A similar pattern with a slight difference.
Thats all for now, friends..A million thanks for your lovely messages and encouraging comments..They are inspirational for me.
The next post will be a tute on xmas themed pillow..Shall be doing that shortly..
Untill then,,
With the warmest Christmas wishes to each and everyone of you .............Mini








16 comments:

Pearlin J said...

Mini I am going dizzy over here seeing your gorgeous creations with perfect finishing! What a treat for the eyes! Wish you all happiness during this blessed season

vaheeda said...

o m g!!!this is truely a visual treat..I love all ur work..especialy those apliqued pillows and runner,and tissue cover..very pretty..the way used those tiny bells is amazing....

Anitha said...

Mini, these are so beautiful,. you are so very creative! all of them are a class apart! And yes, i am waiting for the tute! you should do more of such things

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hello Mini... Welcome back Dear... And with such pretty treasure what a great copy cat of felt leave cushion,,, its something really beautiful... and the tissue paper box... lovely... simply gorgeous... Waiting for the tute.... lovely...Thanks for sharing all these beauties for some more inspiration...
Happy if you come to see me at
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
with love from
Farah

nima said...

wow...that looks gorgeous mini...what a great fnishing...thank you so much for inspiring me....

Ninu said...

I almost fainted seeing this!oh!so Pretty! you are such an inspiration! waiting for the tute!

Jessica said...

Lovely and luxury at the same time. Thanks for sharing!

Pradeepa said...

Wow, Mini, they are all absolutely fabulous. I LOVE the wreath pillow. Happy to see you back after a break.

Sharing with Sherri said...

Mini, your Christmas pillows and table runner are really beautiful! You are a very talented and creative seamstress!:)

Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving such nice comments!

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
Sherri:)

Tinks said...

Hi Mini, Just wanted to ask u whether u do these items on order???whr r u based???

Tinks said...

Hi Mini, Do u amke these on order base???do u sell it???if so whr r u based??

Tinks said...

Hi Mini, Just wanted to ask u whether u do these items on order???whr r u based???

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