Gifted Gorgeousness: June 2019

I’m linking up with Jo for her Gifted Gorgeousness SAL, where, if any part of your project has to do with being a gift or being made from a gift, you can join!

I shared this on my instagram a little white ago, but here is the finish of the Sweetheart Tree Tooth Fairy Pillow I made for my 7 year old, completed before the 1st tooth is lost! I will give it to her on the special day of that first lost tooth (she has several wiggly ones so it should be soon!) and I know she will love it!

The ruffles are never easy for me and these are far from perfect but I’m really happy with the colors in this-I used my own colors and linen to match the backing/ruffle fabric I liked, and I tried out DMC Etoile in the wings and border-a nice subtle sparkle!

Here is the Tooth Fairy Pillow given to my older daughter a few years ago. This is my first ruffled pillow ever and the ruffle is ridiculously enormous. It is ok if you laugh at it! Even my mom did! But the stitching is pretty and I like how the colors work together. This is by JBW Designs.

I also have a finish of Plum Street’s Birthday Tart! This was part of my Christmas gift a couple years ago, and of course being the Birthday Tart I put my own birth date on it.

The colors on this were tricky to say the least. The model photo threads look very different from the threads called for or maybe the photo is just horribly over exposed. Dye lots can be so frustrating! And so is poor photography! I switched a few threads to try to match the model better and it looks ok but not quite how I wanted it to look so I’m kind of glad it’s done. This will go in one of those little tart pans from Wilton like the model. That will be cute!

Check out Jo’s blog for more Gifted Gorgeousness! Thanks for stopping by!

10 thoughts on “Gifted Gorgeousness: June 2019

  1. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, Mary!
    It’s great being able to make things just how you want, and really the only way to decide what is the best size is to make it more than once! Both pillows are really cute!
    I especially love the colours of Emily’s and the fabric for the frill is so apt!
    Barbara xx

  2. Both of your tooth fairy pillows are adorable! The Plum sampler tart colors are lovely. Life is better with Stitching Friends!! Love the little bluebird row on the bottom with the center one looking at you!

  3. Thanks for taking part in GG this month.
    I love both the pillows, the ruffles look gorgeous and very tricky to get just right. I think practise has made perfect size-wise!

  4. The pillow turned out beautifully, I hope she gets to use it soon!
    I love the Birthday Tart, I think you did a great job with the colours.

  5. Love the pillow finish. I won’t make fun of your ruffles because I have no idea how to make them. So any ruffles are better than mine right now. Both pillows look fantastic. Love the idea. Great finish on your other piece too.

  6. Great work! I think the pillows you made both look great, I really have no talent for sewing, I guess I would hurt myself trying to make something like that 😉 Also I think that the ruffle colors match really well with the design =)

  7. So many pretty stitches Mary. I love them all. I have been out of town for about five weeks and I’m just now catching up with all of my blogging friends. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

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