Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Kate's Birthday Surprise

Garth Williams Pillow

My dear, dear friend Kate came to visit me in May. Her visit came at crossroads in my life and having my sisterfriend all to my self for nearly a week was a huge comfort. I couldn't even go to a movie with her because I didn't want to miss out on a minute of visiting. We stayed up late and packed our week with activities.

On Saturday we went to the Festival of Books at UCLA. While in a booth devoted to picture books, Kate commented on her childhood love for illustrator Garth Williams.

She was scarcely on the plane home when this idea came to me. This illustration comes from Stuart Little. I chose this illustration to make the most of the current aviary and cupcake trends. It's printed (inkjet) on plain muslin backed with wonder under. (So don't wash it Kate!) It's stuffed with one of those travel sized pillows that are found at Anna's Linens.

I finished the pillow in May and it was "burning a hole" in my bloggy pocket all this time!

Now that Kate's birthday has come and gone, I can finally share it with all of you. I've missed blogging, but I have been a bit bogged down at home. I have a lot of upcoming gifts to share. By the end of October, I will be free to come clean with all my crafty secrets.

My vacation is coming up in just 7 weeks and I hate to admit, part of me is counting down the weeks. I look forward to waking to sunshine and cool fall breezes. Having some time to sew and make soups. I look forward to having time to enjoy blogging again.

See you around more soon.


Nutsy Coco said...

That's adorable! I can't wait to see what else you've been working on.

HollyLynne said...

FANTASTIC pillow! It looks so professional! LOVE :)

Becky said...

That is so lovely! What a great idea! I love Garth Williams too.

jodi said...

I am glad that your back. Love the pillow. It's time for me to pull out the doll that you made me for Halloween. I love that doll (and everything else that you make).

Anonymous said...

I LOVE my pillow! Many thanks Jane!