Keepsake Pillow

I have had a few weeks away to relax and enjoy some time off during the we have been camping, swimming, reading (yes...a new summer book :), a little baking and some stitching.  A few weeks ago I wanted to make something out of the ordinary and not one of my patterns....and decided to make a Keepsake Pillow for my daughter who graduated and moved to Arizona.

I had a piece of Michael Miller's fabric that I have been holding onto....loved this piece....and wanted to do something original with it.  I backed it with cotton batting and hand stitched around all of the outlines of the art.

It took a little while to do this...but I needed something mindless I could do while sitting at the pool with my kids.  Once the stitching was finished, I backed it with black velvet and added some long fringie trim....stuffed and added vintage buttons.

I had so much fun adding lace and pearls that were remnants from a dress and some jewelry we had made together....I added a locket with a picture of her....

...and lastly her name which was made using sliders that I found at Hobby Lobby in the scrap booking section.  

I made sure to leave lots of room for her to add her own special memento's.  It is a super easy project that I will for sure do again...and may do soon for my other I plan to spend a lot of time this summer at the pool! 

Tina is on her way home to Utah from Arizona and I am so excited to hug her and show her this little or big :) treat on her bed.

I hope you are enjoying your summer too!  

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