Yep. I made a pillow. And I love it! I just wish it was for me. It isn't. I couldn't end the school year without making something for S's Grade 2 teacher. She is beyond wonderful. And it didn't seem fair to make something for the principal and E's Grade 3 teacher and leave her out. Just couldn't do it.
I am not sure if she will like it but if she doesn't, she can always just leave it in the classroom. Unless the classroom gets lice THREE TIMES IN ONE YEAR like they did this year. Then she will have to burn it. Let's hope that doesn't happen - and not just for the pillow's sake.
I took my inspiration from a pillow I saw on flickr. Super easy to do. It is a 19.5" pillow with a 20" pillow form because I like overstuffed pillows, yes I do.
If I didn't have piles of work to do today, I would be making another one of these pillows. I plan on making a lot of them. Have a birthday? You are getting a pillow. A baby? A pillow. Anniversary? A pillow ... you get where I am going?
One of the things I noticed when I was putting together the fabric for the pillow (I cut a lot of extra - see above for pillow making factory reason) is that I have almost no red or purple in my stash. And it isn't easy finding red or purple that I like either.
Strange, but true.
PS - I also made a skirt this weekend. You will never ever see it. Ever. Not good. Not good at all. I don't think I am cut out for clothes making. Unless it is pj's. I am pretty good at those.