This is a hop for a great holiday pillow designed by Jill Finley of http://jillilystudio.blogspot.com/. When I signed up I thought this would be a great gift, but once I thought it through I decided I wanted it for me, myself and I.
Well in our house I no longer decorate with pillows. You see, when we are not at home the assistant, Miss Tink sometimes tries her paw at interior design. She is big into rearranging pillows, either for her comfort (90 pounds of drooling dog on hand made pillow, not good) or relocating them ( generally to the floor, a little better but not much).
My compromise was to make a pillow “topper” for my bed. Ok, this was a good size pillow pattern but I have a King Size bed. I needed to make Holiday Lane into Holiday Boulevard. . I was true to the original pattern size for the houses and trees, I just needed more of them.
Lots more of them. In fact I needed 15 houses and 8 trees.
When it came time to deck the houses out I realized I didn’t want to do any stitchery ( I hate to stitch through fusible bond by hand ). So I improvised.
I just love my scrappy windows, they are bonded on. When I went to do the door knobs I thought I could use my hole punch to get little circles. Couldn’t find the hole punch but while I was searching for it I found really neat brads. They worked out so nicely.
All in all I love Holiday (Lane) Boulevard, it’s a wonderful place to celebrate the season.
OK so now I have a giveaway, anyone who comments will be eligible for my drawing. The giveaway is my version of the pincushion found here. http://emilytaylordesign.com/
pretty-parcel-pin-cushion- tutorial/ Of course it's not done yet. But I won't draw a name until Dec 1 so I have plenty of time.
Here is a list of the other bloggers participating today. Please stop and vist with them.
Thursday November 22
I know it’s Thanksgiving here, but I would like to take this time to wish all of my blogging friends and acquaintances following this Hop a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.