Saturday, June 30, 2007

Prayer pillow obsession


OK, so I can't seem to stop making these little things! They are addictive and so calming to do. The possibilities are endless for them. I keep trying different materials and methods and so far, I have enjoyed working with wool felt the most. It was the easiest and did not require a sewing machine. Fran had gotten a bunch of this gorgeous dyed lime green wool felt for an online class she is taking however, she's very allergic to it so guess who lucked out!!! :) And it's one of my most favorite colors! I love the hand of the wool felt. It is well behaved fabric! LOL! Now wouldn't a large bowl or basket of these little things look awsome? And they feel good in your hands too!
The patchwork type pillow was made from scraps I had already stitched together. I love that metal leaf bead! The third pillow is made from hand-dyed velvet. It is made into a small envelope sealed with an alcohol ink dyed bamboo bead wrapped with wire. It's a bummer that the photo doesn't really show the coloring in the velvet.

5 comments:

Bettina Makley, aka Fairywebmother. said...

These are VERY cool. :)

hestiahomeschool said...

They are wonderful? I want to hold one right now! What a fantastic idea!

Christy Grant said...

They're lovely!

joanne huffman said...

I love this idea and you've made a great selection of beautiful prayer pillows.

artsyfran said...

WOW! I want to make one, too~ :)