It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like — oh, who are we kidding?

November 25th

Christmas happenings

Christmas happenings

First Christmas gift, delivered super early because friends came through town. This is my first pillow, and my first attempt at an envelope back. Needless to say, the pillow form doesn’t fit precisely (as is the case with so many of my sewing projects: almost, but not quite.) Thankfully, the pillow will settle and squish with time, and the recipients loved it.


I also found this gem at a thrift store this weekend for $7, which will be transformed into my second pillow — as soon as I can figure out how to do that:

Christmas happenings

Peonies are my favorite flowers. And I can’t believe how much work went into this, only to be abandoned. I am excited to add this to our couch, loving the look of a dozen mismatched pillows on a sofa.

If I ever opened a craft store, that is what I would call it: Imperfect + Mismatched Happiness.



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8 Responses

  1. Very pretty Christmas tree pillow, Kelli. Love the needlework too. Someone
    gave up a great treasure, and lucky you for finding it!

  2. Lovely!

  3. Both pillows are lovely!

  4. I think your pillow is very pretty!

  5. Love the pillow…you are so talented…I also love thrift store finds! My ideal trip would be to go cross country and visit thrift shops to see what goodies I could find!

  6. Who said everything has to be perfect? There’s much more fun with imperfection….

  7. Great job on the pillow! One year I made yo-yo pillows for gifts. Oh I loved them, hard to give them away.

    That stitched piece is beautiful. I have a tablecloth I picked up at a thrift store that is cross stitched (probably stamped). It’s just beautiful.

  8. My go to phrase for handmade gifts: “The charm of something handmade is in its imperfections”. The Christmas tree pillow is lovely and your friends will love it because it was made by you. I can’t wait to see what you do with those Peonies.