Happy Valentines Day to you all! I have been envisioning these pillows for a while now. I have finally gotten around to making them and posting in my Etsy store. As you or may not know, I have a deep love of France as well as the French people. What I like about these pillows is that they are a bit understated.
I used my new machine to sew them together but hand stitched the decoration to give it a more rustic feel. I know that not everyone loves the raw edges, but I do. They get a little more tattered over time, with wear and washings, and that is exactly what I want. (I do make them the conventional way as well for those of you who may want a more buttoned up look).
The reason that I called this post "The Ella Pillow" is that I made the one below as part of a care package I am about to deliver to my sister. As many of you know, my niece Ella has had some health issues recently. My girls made her little pillows filled with lavender. I made this one for my sister to remind her that they are in our prayers every day.
I know in my heart that Ella, aka "the birdie" will be fine. That being said, prayers always help a family get through something like this. I appreciate all of you who have included her in yours. It means a great deal to me and to my family.
with love on this valentines day,
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