Petal and Tee Pillows

Because I’m both thrifty (cheap) and crafty, I like to give handmade gifts. So for my bff/sis-in-law‘s birthday, I made pillows for her new baby. And my Mummy helped.

Here’s Mum sewing a pillow closed for me, with a smashing hot pink manicure.

Here’s Mum beautifully side-lit while she continues to sew a pillow closed for me.

And here are the finished products, that I swear I worked on, too.

See? I’m holding them. Proof that I contributed. I did.

And here’s Mum holding the baby whose room the pillows are now in.

Here’s Evelynne laughing at the joke she just told Mum.

Here’s me holding Evy (my niece) whose room the pillows are now in. Aren’t babies fun? Evy’s going to love her Aunt Amy.

(She has lots of this to look forward to.)

Oh! And the pillows. I think they turned out pretty fun, too. For the small one, I cut the front off a favorite tee I ruined with a snag. And for the petal pillow, I followed this tutorial from Cluck. Cluck. Sew.

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  1. Alissa says:

    Ooo, did you do the gathering on that green stripe or was that part of the shredded shirt?

    • Amy says:

      It was that way on the shirt (hence, it was one of my fav’s)! Mum was skeptical about my idea to put it across the front of the pillow, but I turned her into a believer. Right, Mom?

      One of these days I’m going to make pillows for a living, using stuff I’ve scoured from thrift stores. Nobody take my idea! 😉

      • alissa says:

        If you had done it, I would have demanded a tutorial – so you’re off the hook!

        I’ll move to Prague to help you scour thrift stores and make pillows. We’ll have a ball. :o)

  2. I can atest that Amy did, indeed, work on the pillows. And when she wasn’t working on the pillows she was telling me what to do to work on them! They are very cute in real life – have to be to earn a place in the room of my grand-daughter-once-removed…which is what I call Evy!

  3. Laura says:

    Hi Amy
    I love the pink flower pillow! It looks like a lot of work, but you ‘nailed’ it! I’ll have to check out the tutorial.

    I have been a subscriber of your blog for a few months now and really enjoying it : ) I particularly look forward to the Prague updates, for we just moved to England. Your fellow expat blogger, Laura (

  4. Sarah says:

    Such visually interesting pillows! Zoe’s enjoying the bird mobile so much, which I made after reading this blog, that I think I need to make your petal pillow, too.

  5. Angel2 says:

    Crazy, crazy cute pillows! Make my babies some! haha

    • Amy says:

      Make you a deal — I’ll make them if you come pick them up.;) (In Prague.) Glad you like ’em!

  6. Simone says:

    Amy this is amazing! I wanna try it too!