Monday, August 22, 2011

Baby Olivia Pillow

So many of my friends are having their first grandchildren and Amy is no different. Baby Olivia's birth was the muse for the pillow that I gave Amy in celebration of this blessed event.

Aunt Anne sent me a beautiful photo of Baby Olivia and I used it as my inspiration.


I used Photoshop to convert it to black and white and then added her name.


I then used directions from Between Naps on A Porch http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-make-piping-for-pillow-cushion.html to make the piping.  Susan's directions are detailed and easy to follow.  I made a small pillow insert and 3 hand sewn flowers from the remaining linen fabric.

Here are all the pieces waiting to be sewn together.


Voila....here is Baby Olivia's pillow!

Let me know what you think....

35 comments:

  1. What a beautiful idea for a pillow! Sooo sweet. I know Amy must have loved it and little Olivia will adore it when she is old enough to really appreciate it. Now Amy can have her grandbaby close whenever she wishes. What a thoughtful, sweet gift!
    Susan
    P.S. Olivia is my middle name. :)

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  2. Your baby-inspired pillow is so gorgeous, precious, there aren't enough words! Thanks so much for sharing - what a wonderful keepsake!

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  3. What a sweet gift!! And what a sweet baby!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Pam

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  4. Larissa this is a a very pretty gift and perfect for the baby growing up.
    I will be honored if you will share it with our readers in our linking party at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/08/11-million-visitors-with-new-london-eye.html
    Thank you,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  5. That is beautiful! She will treasure that forever :)

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  6. Hi Larissa, welcome to blogging. I love your hair, so pretty. I worked for an oncologist for 8 years so I have seen all kinds of hair regrowth....I have to say, always beautiful too. I am glad you found my newbie party. Please add my button as well. I love the baby photo too.

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  7. How gorgeous! What a lovely idea for a gift!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  8. Such a lovely, thoughtful gift, well done my friend!

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  9. Very sweet! This would be a keepsake in your family!

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  10. Aww! This is way too cute! Visiting via I MADE THIS! I an you newest follower on GFC.

    http://itsabouttimemamaw.blogspot.com/2011/08/fav-craft-tutorial-contestant-reminder.html

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  11. The pillow is amazing! Great work!

    Tiffany {Living Savvy}

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  12. Ahhhh...what a sweet pillow...love it! happy to have you here at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY...please be sure to add my party button or my party name with a link...thanks:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  13. Your daughter is precious! Nice work on the pillow. Very cute!

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  14. What a beautiful pillow and an perfect gift!

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  15. Such a cute idea! I have shared your link on my FB fan page! Thanks for linking up :)

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Kurtz-Corner/218297661553809

    Audra
    Thekurtzcorner.com

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  16. Absolutely adorable!! I would love for you to link up to It’s a Party on Thursday (actually, it starts tonight)!
    www.acreativeprincess.blogspot.com

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  17. Such a wonderful gift you've made - it will be treasured forever!

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  18. That turned out so cute! I love the vintage feel!

    http://www.waywardgirlscrafts.com/

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  19. What a beautiful picture and a treasure in making it into a keepsake pillow. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. This turned out so cute and I am sure it will be treasured for a long time!!
    Blessings~

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  21. I love it! Come on over and link up to Scrappy Saturdays at candacecreations.blogspot.com!

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  22. That turned out great! The pic is adorable too. I featured your project on my blog! :)

    http://www.polishthestars.com/2011/08/monday-link-party-31.html

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  23. Beautiful pillow! I am a new follower. Just found you through the blog hop.

    If you get a chance, I would love a follow back at Free eBooks Daily. (You can even read ebooks on your computer or smartphone!)
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  24. So sweet!!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  25. Love this pillow. So cute and sweet!

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  26. This is so precious! "sew" glad you linked this up to scrappy saturdays! See you back this weekend :)

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  27. Love this pillow so much! Thanks for sharing and linking up - I'll be featuring your project but would ask that you make sure you are linking back to my party...I'm going to have to make one of these pillows very soon!

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  28. what a precious gift. its darling. i love newborn pics. we featured you today.
    Amy

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  29. I have 2 friends who had babies within a week of eachother...this would be a great gift for them!

    I featured this on my blog today!! come grab a new featured button...my blog's domain name has changed!

    http://christinasadventures.com/2011/09/sunday-features-35-36.html

    I'll also be pinning this to my Pinterest account :)

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  30. You did a fantastic job! Is the image on paper or did you print it on fabric? I noticed it wasn't mentioned. I have a friend who would love this!

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  31. I'm looking for a pillow EXACLTY like this but I don't sew well. You wouldn't be willing to make one and sell it would you??
    monica@monicavannest.com
    Thanks! ~Monica

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