Thursday, January 20, 2011

Second Creative Blog Challenge Project

Ali Strebel has posted her project so I am going to go ahead and post mine as well.....
as you remember, we were given these materials to work with:
When I saw the old lace, I had a general idea of what I wanted to do.  
So here is what I came up with...
  A little Valentine heart pillow! I was inspired by those candy hearts with the messages printed on them.
Back of pillow.  The lace is used as trim around the outside.
 Here are the words and you can see just a glimpse of the pink sari ribbon hooked around the edge.
 I sewed the felted heart to my foundation and hooked a shadowed shape around it using the stretchy nylon and some purple sari ribbon I had in my stash.  The purple sari ribbon was also hooked all the way around the outside edge of the pillow.
 I appliqued two small hearts to the back of the pillow and the beads were sewn to the center of the hearts.  
My personal challenge?  Well, I don't use pink in my hooking so that was certainly a challenge (although the color I used was more of a coral-type pink)!  Sewing up a heart-shaped pillow and attaching the lace trim in between the hooking and the wool backing was another small challenge.  And I discovered that I love hooking with sari ribbon!  I had bought a little from Ali Strebel in years past to keep in my stash and now I know I want to get some more...hope you have some more, Ali, because I'll be buying more from you!!!
Please check out Ali's blog, along with Maria and Alice for their results.
I'm responsible for the materials for the next Creative Blog Challenge.  Give me a few days to recover, girls, and your package will be on its way!!!


Kim said...

Cute little pillow. I discovered sari ribbon last year and I love it. There is a rug hooking studio in my town (Deanne Fitzpatrick) and she stocks lots of variety. I usually can't resist a new bundle at least once a month.
I'm enjoying your challenge. Four talented ladies!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Kris ~ very cute! I'm still working on mine ~ almost done!!! Whew!

Patti A said...

Kris that looks great! You come up with great ideas. Sari Ribbon? I work to much, i have no off to check the others.

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HomeSpunPrims said...

Another awesome and creative piece Kris! It is very inspiring to see what you gals do with your bits and pieces for each challenge.

Maria said...

Love the pillow Kris! I thought about trying to sew the lace into a pillow or clothing and knew that it was way beyond my capabilities. You are such a good sewer. The cute little heart patch on the back is so sweet. Great challenge project

Anonymous said...

The contrast from that sari ribbon is awesome, it gives the whole pillow a nice mixed media feel!