Last week N’s teacher asked me to cover a pillow that the children use in their “sleeping room.” N was delighted when she found out about this and couldn’t stop asking–“so didi has asked you to do this because you can sew?” and “can I choose the fabric?” and many more questions. Mostly I think she was excited because she could carry the pillow home from school for the holidays and then bring it back to her friends with a brand new cover.
The fabric is recycled from an old top of mine. I just traced the pattern on the paper using the cushion insert and cut pieces accordingly. The cover has velcro opening (sorry no photos of that!), and I did the opening before cutting up the two heart shaped pieced and sewing them together. It was easier to do it that way, but I also underestimated the length of the opening required to stuff the pillow and so it needed a few last minute adjustments. And then of course, there is the little label of which you can catch of sight in the first photo.
N was over the moon when it got done. Usually not given to any excessively loving declarations, she told me that from now on when she misses me in school she is going to hug the pillow. Of course she doesn’t miss me in school (another declaration of hers :-), but never mind that.
Oh, and then a few moments later when M saw it, he told me of how it reminded him of the freaky heart pillow in this movie. Ha ha. Thereon, I couldn’t really look at the it the same way anymore!
This one photo shoot certainly posed no problems for us!
Oh, and just because she asked me, here is a picture of all the dresses she is planning on making.
Certainly she looks more prepared from KCWC than me!