Thursday, June 10, 2010

For Harmien...

AKA: "the crazy cat lady".  LOL  ;)  I really don't think she's crazy, but I do know how much she loves her little felines.  I had marked this pattern when I first saw it for her bday.  Then promptly forgot about it and came across it again recently.  Unbeknownst to Harmien, I was stitching this when she sent me pics of a darling newborn kitten who will come and live with her in the near future  :) 



On the back:  a small patch of calico and a brass button recycled from an old pair of jeans (sewn with reverse side facing.)



from the book:
fabric:  28ct "staci-dyed" evenweave
fiber:  DMC #340
mill hill seed beads #02009
filled with crushed walnut shells

34 comments:

Siobhan said...

That is SOOOO cute!! I love the way you finished it, too.

Nice knitting in the park pics. :)

Annie said...

That is so adorable. What cute touches on the back with your re-cycle jeans button. A real 'green' cushion!

Deb said...

That is so cute. Love your finish and I know that Harmien is going to love it!!

Nancy said...

A beautiful gift for Harmien! This is really just perfect Staci, and I love your finishing detail on the back!

BeckySC said...

CUTE!!! CUTE!!! CUTE!!!

KarenV said...

Very sweet Staci! I love the patch on the back, must remember that idea :)

valerie said...

What a sweet finish! Love the detail on the back as well!

Judy S. said...

Very cute! I love the border of beads and the way you did the back. Beautiful stitching too!

Dee said...

So cute and what a sweet way to welcome the new kitty to the household.

Tell me about crushed walnut shells as "stuffing". Do you make them? Buy them? Are they better than fluff stuffing?

Inquiring minds want to know...LOL

Berit said...

Seriously too cute! lol! Harmien must be over the moon. I just love these little pillows you make, Staci--you know how much, lol! I think this one is safe from my pilfering ways--For Now! ;)

The star reminds me of the ones in PS's "When Witches" that I'm working on.

natalie said...

Very cute finishing! I love what you did with that button.

Carol R said...

A gorgeous pillow Stacy! Love the use of the jeans button (note to self cut off the button before ditching old jeans)

I cannot believe the word verification on this actually says 'sorebuns'!

Hazel said...

Beautiful! I saw this on Harmien's blog. Greta gift. x

Theresa said...

This is adorable!!!!!!! What a great gift to a cat lover!!!

Lynn B said...

Oooo Staci, I love this pin cushion, the lovely beads around the edge really finish it off.
I have this finish on my to do list!

Sharon said...

Beautiful pincushion! I love the button on the back!

Elaine said...

Staci that is gorgeous, I just love the thread colour you have used, it just pops out. Harmien is going to be thrilled with such a sweet gift.

April Mechelle said...

So So Cute !!!

Ranae said...

Cute finish! perfect for Harmien

Karen said...

Cute design! I am sure she is thrilled with it.

corinna said...

great colors
and again the lovely beaded edge
sweet gift!

Olenka's Stitches said...

I love the design and the way you finished it - it's so darling!

Lois said...

What a cute pillow! I love the added touches at the back.

Harmien said...

Aren't I the lucky one to receive such a gorgeous gift!! Thank you, dear friend!

Lynn said...

I've been lurking on your blog for awhile now but haven't had a lot of time for commenting. As a fellow cat lover though I couldn't resist this adorable finish! You've done a lovely job and that calico fabric with button is such a unique touch!

Kajsa said...

That's adorable! Lucky Harmien!

mainely stitching said...

GREAT finish and personalization, and what a perfect giftie for Harmien!

Katrina in NZ said...

oh what a gorgeous finish, and the colour you picked couldn't have been more perfect :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great finish!

Mare said...

Adorable finish!

Lei B. said...

What a cute kitty! I love the calico and button you put on the back. That was a nice finishing touch. Thanks for the kind words you left on my blog. I appreciate you taking the time to drop by. It put a smile on my face for sure!

Lei

marylin & poussy said...

Hello I write you of France! Your pillow is magnificent I am a lover of the USA and I find the socks which are on the side of your wonderful just blog! In very soon best regards marylin

Vee said...

Love this cushion, great finishing.

Solstitches said...

How adorable - love that little patch on the back. That is just so cute.

Margaret