Thursday, November 22, 2012

Holiday Lane Pillow Blog Hop

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my US visitors and welcome one and all to my day of the Holiday Lane Pillow Hop.  Special Thanks are in order for Madam Samm our head cheerleader and then for this hops fearless leader, Pauline.



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.
 
Selina



 

 

 

 


 

 



100 comments:

  1. What a great idea, very pretty! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Well done and thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. Wow thats a very impressive pillow its huge isnt it! Love your rounded doors and the brads for the door handles.

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  4. oh wow, Holiday Boulevard - I love it!

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  5. Wow what a great idea....great job..

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  6. I love your 'Holiday Boulevard! very impressive!
    Thank you for sharing

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  7. Love your Holiday Boulevard! So many houses, so little time! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. My oh my, you made a lovely Holiday Boulevard, thanks for sharing!

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  9. What a cute super long pillow, thanks for sharing!

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  10. I adore your Boulevard..what a great idea!

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  11. I love your version with a long Holiday Lane. It is a super good idea, thanks for sharing

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  12. That looks great on the bed! Nice job!

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  13. That is a great boulevard. It looks fantastic across the bed like that.

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  14. What a great idea to extend the lane so it fits across you bed. It looks fantastic.

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  15. Fabulous! What a fun pillow. I already thought it is huge when I did mine, but I am in love with it now, but this is just amazing! Really love it!

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  16. So fun to make a longer pillow. Good work. Thanks for the oportunity to win your give-away.

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  17. I would certainly love to stroll down that boulevard!! Great job on your topper!!

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  18. Wow, now that's a fun idea. Oh what a good time you must have had with this project.

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  19. 15 Houses I am impressed and the brads were a great idea for the doorknobs!

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  20. ohhhh lovely lovely long pillow...it looks fabulous Selina...I adore all of your pics too

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  21. your pillow is HUGE! love it :-) love the door and window details

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  22. LOVE how you re-worked the pattern to that HUGE one! Awesome!

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  23. That is an insane number of houses! Kudos to you for making it work! Love your windows!

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  24. Ohhhhhhhhhhh I just love that idea!! I may have to make another now.

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  25. Selina I'm so glad you mentioned the topper idea - it looks just gorgeous on your bed so I just may have to copy that. blessings, marlene

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  26. That is beautiful! I love what you've done to it - makes it look so real.

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  27. Your pillow turned out fantastic, and that pincushion is just darling!!

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  28. Great idea.I see those lovely over my table.Thanks for sharing!

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  29. I love your pillow! The fabric you used is wonderful, very nicely done!

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  30. What a beautiful bed pillow! The fabrics you used are great. I don't like to handstitch through things like this either so I use my sewing machine. great Job!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  31. Great idea to make it bigger to fill the space! You did a wonderful job!

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  32. Brilliant - and so long! well done

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  33. Wow! you have out done yourself. Clapping and applauding you:) It is beautiful! Thanks for sharing in the hop. I would love your little pincushion. Thank you for a chance. janita

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  34. Very cute pin cushion and good idea about the pillow topper.

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  35. Your pillow topper is just the cutest thing and I loved your narrative on how it came to be a 'boulevard'. :D This is a wonderful idea (I too hate stitching through bonding material ugh) I would love to celebrate the Holidays on The Boulevard.

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  36. I also meant to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving :d

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  37. Gorgeous bedskirt. Love pincusions... Thanks for sharing and for an opportunity on a great draw
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  38. My dogs love to drag my pillows to the floor, too, so that's a great idea to make a giant one to stop that from happening. Well, maybe it would stop them, but maybe not. LOL Love your pillow!

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  39. Adorable houses! And I love the link to the pincushion too...they are my weakness!

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  40. wow! That is one large pillow! I love all your clever additions to your houses! Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Love this! The detailing is fabulous!

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  42. What a great idea! I love your pillow topper and all of those quaint houses. Beautiful job, and Merry Christmas to you!

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  43. Now that is a PILLOW. FUN ! Tyne for the pincushion give away!

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  44. Brilliant! You took the ball and ran with it! I love this :)
    Thank you for the chance

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  45. What a great idea!!! I love it across the bed like that.

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  46. Fantastic, love how you changed the pattern to fit your lifestyle!

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  47. LOVE your Holiday Boulevard pillow!

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  48. Wow, I love it. That is a lot of houses. Very festive. Thanks for the link and for sharing your creativity.

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  49. How creative...I love how you made it long and have it on your bed. Great idea. It is prefect!

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  50. Very nice. Love how you made it to go across the top of your bed. I would have never thought of that.

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  51. Love your bed pillow. My cats like to rearrange pillows also, so this is a great pillow idea. Thanks.

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  52. Wow that is a BIG pillow. Looks great on your bed

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  53. What a great idea! It looks wonderful on your bed! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  54. What a beautiful pillow for your bed! Hopefully Miss Tink won't see it :) Thanks for sharing!

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  55. I loved the bed pillow. Very nice idea. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  56. Very clever idea...the bed pillow! It looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

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  57. I love your idea...how wonderful. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. See you on November 26th...that's my day!
    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  58. my, what a long block you have ... perfect size for the bed though. great job and thank yousew much for sharing
    in stitches

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  59. I LOVE your boulevard! Its just beautiful!

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  60. Great idea, we have a King size and a Queen size bed that would both look great with that type of Holiday treatment. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Marj in Mexico
    thelady(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  61. I love how your pillow turned out. It is adorable. Great job.

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  62. How great is that! It looks wonderful on the bed, so very festive.

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  63. Fantastic!!! Absoutely great, thanks for sharing!
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente in Germany

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  64. Very nice pillow. Thanks for having a give away.

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  65. Great idea on extending your Lane into a Boulevard--LOL! It's nice to know there are others out there that don't like to hand sew through fusible bond as well. You did a great job embellishing your Boulevard. Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Lovely job, you have a whole town!
    Looks lovely on your bed...
    Happy Christmas,

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  67. Oh, Selina, your Holiday Boulevard is marvelous and it even gave me a chuckle - of course it had to be a Boulevard rather than a Lane! The houses are wonderful and I really do like more windows/doors. Brads make a great doorknobs!

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  68. I love your Holiday Boulevard pillow topper...what a fun way to decorate your bedroom for Christmas!! Thanks for sharing!

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  69. great idea of making a cover for your pillows on the bed. Very cute.

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  70. OMG Selina, your Holiday Blvd pillow is wonderful and it looks absolutely perfect on your bed. Great job...thank you for your commitment and for sharing your time and inspiration with us during this Holiday Lane hop. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  71. That's quite a neighborhood you have! It looks great!

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  72. Geat texture adn fabric.. its big, but your a big girl on the sewing machine. It late my bed time, alfter all company left and dishes are done, wait they left 2 kids..

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  73. Simply love your boulevard! I love the way you embellished it to reflect your life and your family!

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  74. Very fun! Your holiday boulevard looks great!

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  75. Wow! You could build a city! Lol

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  76. I love the way you expanded the original pillow, it turned out beautiful.

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  77. Instead of Holiday Lane ... it's a Holiday BLOCK! Great job! :)

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  78. This is another fun post, love that you made as a topper!!! You chose some great fabrics and colors, beautiful!!! And you're right stitching through most fusibles is a big pain (in the fingers)!!! Fused windows, good choice!! :)

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  79. What a beautiful pillow topper! Great job! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  80. What a wonderful boulevard - makes me think maybe I should have one of those for my king size bed. Wonderful job. Judy C

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  81. well, you certainly did have to build a lot of houses but it sure is a great idea. Great pillow and thanks for the giveaway.

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  82. What a fabulous idea. Much easier than several pillows. Love your boulevards. Thanks for the give away.

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  83. What a great idea! I love how you are using it on your bed. It would be fun to make it in a twin size for a child's bed. Thanks for sharing. I never would have thought of using the pattern that way. Thank you for offering the generous giveaway.

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  84. What a great version and what a lovely idea to make it into a bed runner

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  85. I love your pillow, you've made a whole city out of it! :)

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  86. Rosemary B here:
    superb! Love the warm colors!
    Thank you for sharing your creativity

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  87. I love the fabrics you chose for your Holiday Boulevard. This was a great idea to make a bed topper. Thanks for a chance at your giveaway.

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  88. Love your colors and how you changed the length. Thanks for sharing and the Giveaway.

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  89. Looks like you built a village! It looks great on your bed. Love the colors.

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  90. I love the way you think, that pillllllllllllllow is awesome!
    lisamcgriff at hotmail dot com

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  91. Oh I would love to win! It is sew cute!

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  92. Your little houses are so cute!

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  93. Hanging in a GREAT neighborhood!! Very WOW!
    June08816@aol.com

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  94. Such a swell idea .... I really like your 'pillow'.

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