Friday, November 7, 2008

Prim Pyn Pillow

I LOVE THIS! In fact, I think I need a whole basket full of primitive pyn pillows :) Thank you Tanya for this fun little pattern :)

At Plimoth freebie by

The Sampler Girl

fabric: 32ct linen, coffee dyed and baked

fibers: DMC (my own selection)

A close up because I'm so happy with the way the fabric turned out :)

And here's the backing fabric...I think the design is perfect for the front, don't you? I also coffee dyed and baked it too.

A close up of the ships...too perfect
(in my humble opinion, lol!)

I'm really loving these quick little projects, they're so fun! In fact, I need to go find another one, lol! Have a great weekend everyone!!!


Annie said...

That really turned out great in your hands. You have such a good eye for matching fabrics to stitching.

Julianne said...


Your work is great as usual. You are right about that fabric being perfect. I love all the ornaments you've been doing.

Your scissors are all lovely and it's great to see them in your pictures. I'd love to see a picture of your entire collection.

Sally said...

I really like your finish Staci. Everything about it is just perfect.

Dora said...

Lovely finish! The backing fabric is so perfect for it.

Sadie said...

That is really pretty, the fabric does match perfectly. I wondered how you do the coffee dying and baking. I would love to try it.

Paisley said...

Positively gorgeous!

Theresa said...

What a great finish!!! I love the backing fabric as well, it is perfect for this design~

Cindy F. said...

Gorgeous finish! Love the fabric...front and back! Good job!

CraftyT said...

Beautiful stitching and that backing fabric WOW I love it. Where did you find it? Prim designs are lovely, are'nt they?

CraftyT said...

Beautiful stitching and that backing fabric WOW I love it. Where did you find it? Prim designs are lovely, are'nt they?

Petra said...

OK where do I send my fabric to be baked with coffee? It's sooo nice, puts my bright cashel belfast linen to shame! Now I want to restitch it with what you did...but no idea how to go about it...wahhhhh!

Love your ornaments. You are so talented!

Melissa said...

You're right, Staci, they are perfect! The front and the back go together so well. Very pretty!

Barbara said...

(shhh ... yours is my favorite "finished" version of this sweet design)

Irene said...

Great finish and the backing fabric is perfect !

Yuko said...

Your new pincushion is so lovely!
I especially love the backing fabric, such a beautiful design!!!
And I have a question, you wrote you baked your fabric, though how do you do that?
In the oven toaster???
I'm very curious, and your result make them very antique like!!
That's amazing!

Ruth said...

Too cute! Love the backing. You're right, it's perfect.

Karen said...

Love you pillow:) The backing fabric is indeed perfect;)

Nancy said...

Your Plimoth turned out beautiful! I love the backing fabric that you used. I just finished this tonight and put it on my blog too! Have a good weekend, and I am really looking forward to seeing more of your projects!

Karol said...

Great finish! Love the backing fabric.

Julie said...

What a great finish! The fabric is perfect for it too.

Karin said...

I love the way your latest finish turned out - the coffee staining was just the thing to set it off.

Lelia said...

Awesome!!! Perfect : ) Enjoy your week-end

Carla said...

Love your little finish...great job!

Solstitches said...

I really love how this turned out. The toile fabric you chose makes it extra special.

Nicole said...

Gorgeous pin cushion Staci! It's just beautiful!! :)

Carolyn said...

Adorable!!! I love your backing fabric choice, too. It couldn't be more perfect. :)


Lennu said...

Oh I love this one, it's beautiful! Your backing fabric is soooo perfect too. I'm not sure if I've visited your blog before, but I'll definitely be back, you have a beautiful blog :)

MARIA said...

Your pincushion is so beautiful...The backing fabric is wonderful and perfect for it.
I love your primitive pyn pilow!!.

Carol R said...

A lovely stitch Staci and the backing fabric is just perfect!

Andrea said...

You've had some wonderful finishes over the past few days. Beautiful work.

Anonymous said...

I love your pyn pillows! What do
you stuff yours with?? I have heard of using crushed walnut shells (not sure where to purchase!!), rice and of course the
usual pillow stuffing.
Please leave directions on the dye & bake.
Thanks, Denise

Olenka's Stitches said...

I love the way you finished your pyn pillow. The backing fabric is just perfect for the design.

Sherry said...

Just wonderful! I love the fabric you used!

Crazee4books said...

Hey Staci,

Still making magic with your needle
and threads I see. And you've got
the dying and baking down pat, with
fabulous results.

I love all those amazing little
Christmas Ornaments that you've
got all ready to make into nifty
treasures for your tree. That
Heartfelt Harvey is so cute!!

And the Woodland Frosty is just
so sweet, with his twiggy arms
reaching out to give the world
a hug. The dying/baking on
the fabric really is fantastic
for this sort of primitive

The "My Love For You" sampler
is so pretty, and looks just
wonderful in the frame that
you found. It's great to see
projects framed and hanging
where everyone can enjoy them
instead of languishing in a


Heather said...

How pretty! That is so cool, and the fabric for the back is just perfect, can you send me one? LOL! Thanks for posting your projects, you totally inspire me! *hugs*

Julie said...

What can I add that everyone else hasn't already said??? LOL I absolutely adore Tanya's At Plimoth and your finish is my FAVORITE so far. It's gorgeous!!!!

I never thought of dying the back fabric, but since seeing yours and reading your blog, I am soooooo going to do this. OMG!!! Thanks for sharing your instructions and wisdom. It is well received!!! Thanks again!