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My name is Bronwyn and I am so glad you have stopped by for a visit. I hope you find joy and inspiration in everything you see here. I live with my family in a new, builder-grade townhome in a small city, even though my dream home would be a century old farmhouse in the countryside. Daily I strive to add warmth, "age," and character to our little home. I love to knit, crochet, sew, decorate, bake and go thrift shopping. These are all a wonderful release after my three small children are off to bed each evening. Thankfully, I have a patient and understanding husband, Kevin, who allows me to bring all kinds of crazy things into our home in the the name of "creativity."

Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Felt Snowflake Pillow

Happy Monday  !!  
It's been a very Christmas-y weekend around here.  
The kids met Santa at a Christmas party on Saturday, then rode on a float in the Santa Claus parade in the evening.
On Sunday I started putting up some of our holiday decorations and began my Christmas baking.  
Up first were these Red Velvet Sugar Cookies. 


I made a batch and quickly put them in the basement freezer so that little hands wouldn't make them all disappear within minutes!!

The I made my first Christmas craft of the year.  


I've been collecting Christmas fabrics for the last few months and I couldn't wait to use them together on the back of my pillow.


And the snowflake-- nope I didn't cut it out myself. In fact, it's a felt placemat that I picked up at the Superstore grocery store for a couple of dollars. When I bought it I had no idea what I was going to use it for, but quickly the inspiration hit.  


At first I was going to hand-stitch the flake to some plain white fabric that I had chosen for the front of the pillow. The I realized that this stitching would be in full view and it had to be VERY neat.  The machine would be quicker and neater!


For a little extra detail I raided my white button jar and stitched on a button on each point.  


And there we go.... and eye-catching addition to my family room couch.  

It won't be long before the real flakes start to fly around here.  Hopefully they won't be as large as the one on my pillow!!



15 comments:

  1. Both are utterly delicious!

    What are sugar cookies? (as opposed to any other cookies!) they look great...is there a recipe to follow?

    Lots of Love xx

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  2. I love it. That would go so well in in house!You did a great job.

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  3. I love it Bronwyn! You got it going on girl! I picked up some of the red snowflakes from Superstore too! I am thinking about putting mine on a canvas for some artwork, but I LOVE the pillow idea! Have a lovely week my friend! Angie xo

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  4. I love your snowflake pillow. I've been wanting to make one and this doesn't look too hard!
    I'll have to try the red velvet cookies since it's one of my favorite cakes.

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  5. Oh, I hope I can find some of those snowflakes! I'd love to make a few to brighten up my navy couch and loveseat. Thanks for the great idea!

    I love the combination of pillows and quilt on your sofa!

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  6. Lovely pillow. I like the felt idea too. Red and white work in so many ways. Thanks for sharing
    Donna @nceuponasewingmachine.com

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  7. Ooooh I love the look of your snowflake pillow! I also love the look of those cookies!! Well done for getting them in the freezer - they'd disappear in our house in an instant!! I'm your newest follower! Please do pop back over to my blog if you get a mo! J9 x

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  8. This is so great! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

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  9. Such a cute pillow! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  10. Love this! and what a great idea - a placemat! love the button details too! thanks for linking up to the Homemade Christmas party!

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  11. I LOVE this! Pinning it and hopefully I can find a snowflake and do it for winter! Love how you embellished it with the buttons too.

    and I had to go check out and pin your red velvet cookies too - yummy!

    thanks for linking up to a Homemade Christmas Linky party!

    Christina @ TheFrugalHomemaker.com

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  12. Love this pillow - which "Superstore grocery store" were you able to find the snowflake?

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