Friday, December 3, 2010

a little sewing & a plea for help

After seeing this picture in the December Country Living magazine I knew I wanted to create a similar design with my own twist. I took some dropcloth material I had leftover from making some curtains for my bedroom.

I love the nubby yet soft texture of this material. I used some Making Memories letter stamps from my scrapbooking stash to stamp the letters.

I stamped Peace on one side,

and joyeux noel on the other.

Then I washed in hot and dried in the dryer to allow the black paint to fade a little and give it more of that worn look.

I also made one that says Feliz Natal on one side for my hubby who lived in Brazil for a couple of years.

Help! Ever since I saw all the pictures from the Ruffles & Rust Ball a few months ago I've had this wish banner in my head, and on my mental 'to buy' list. However, I haven't been able to find it anywhere.

When I found this cute wish sign I was temporarily satisfied but if anyone knows where I can find the large one I would love to know!


  1. Very cute. Got to get a drop cloth and try that.

  2. {{Swoon}} Seriously loving these!! Must purchase stamps now. Santa??

    And my hubby and I also falamos Portugues. ;)

    Aloha and Mele Kalikima,


  3. Love your pillows, they turned out great! I think I am going to give this idea a whirl.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. I was eyeing up the same pillow when the magazine came out.

    Fabulous job making your own. I love all the phrases you used to personalize it!

  5. Beautiful pillows!! I love that wish sign and I am not sure where you can find one like that but I do know that they have large letters that you might be able to make you own at Hobby Lobby! :) Good luck!!

  6. Love the pillows! Also love that Wish sign as well! I have also seen it with Dream. I have not been able to locate one either. Good luck!

  7. LOVE THESE!!! They really are gorgeous! Just perfect for the Season. Thanks for linking these to the Challenge too!! -shaunna :)

  8. Love your pillows! That WISH sign is a Wendy Addison creation, I found one here but it is $125.00!!! (They have DREAM and it says it comes in WISH too). You might check eBay or just search Google for Wendy Addison.


  9. I'm loving the pillows you made! I even have those MM stamps in my stash. I may make something similar for my twin's big kid rooms I'm decorating. The letters I think are Wendy Addison but I'm not sure. I just found your blog and love it! If you'd be interested in being a Guest Designer for my blog, you could create something similar with our wooden letters. I'll e-mail you too. :) Love your site!