Saturday, February 03, 2007

There I go Again



Can you believe after all the hullahbalooh from my husband I would dare make another pillow!? My friends tired of playing truth or dare with me as a kid because I would do or say anything. Oh and the "a" stands for another pillow. He loves this one though, more than any of them. Because this one is a gift! (haha, I'm not that obnoxious, I'll wait at least a few months before I make another for me)



And the "a" stands for a baby Abigail who is due in about six weeks. If you're my friend and you're pregnant you will likely get some sort of homemade baby something or another. Usually fabric inclined, of course. But the real fun in this was gathering up a charming little assortment of things that have collected around the studio...vintage buttons, leftover felt pennies, scraps of fun things past, and a'course a smattering of my bohemians. I played around with the elements and arrangement for a few minutes, then went to it. It was whipped-up on the couch last night while my sweetie and I watched the world's weirdest movie.



The kids fell asleep quickly after all day in the snow. Having the gift on my makelist this week was something to really look forward to. So I saved it for a scarce quiet time-pocket. Sitting and sewing reminded me of how much I used to cherish nursing all the babies, because it meant I could get my feet up for 30 minutes and no one would expect me to do anything else. Small beautiful interludes. The pillow went to one of the most deserving mothers-to-be I know. Clearly deserving of my stitching time, but really deserving of motherhood. Enjoy Abigail's sweet mommy!

xoxo,AM

24 comments:

  1. Anna, baby Abigail's pillow is also "A" for ADORABLE! Her mommy is going to swoon! Love it!... I remember those wonderful, quiet nursing times with my babies. Sigh. Such precious memories.
    xo,
    Kim

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  2. Love the pillow..
    a for adorable!

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  3. ha! I, too love to nurse for the time out. I've been using my quiet times to read my fave blogs...and type comments w my left hAND! Love the pillow.
    a

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  4. georgia9:21 PM

    Handmade gifts are very precious. All those new babies that you know are very lucky indeed.

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  5. Laurie9:26 PM

    Yes siriee..........."A" for adorable! I have a baby Abby, too! Where did you find that darling orange/coral fabric that is showing up on your blog as of late?! I've been on the lookout for that print! Love the fringe benefits, too! Great colors!!!!!

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  6. love the comment on nursing....i miss those days....quiet, carefree, relaxing. j

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  7. Love the pillow Anna - just love it! Yep - I miss those nursing times too. No one ever expected me to get up during that special time. I have tried to replace them with "I'm sitting down and having a cup of tea" ...but it just doesn't work!

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  8. What an awesome pillow!

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  9. a beautiful creation. i love it

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  10. Candace10:21 AM

    That pillow is fantastic! You are so creative. Love it!

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  11. I'm enjoying your blog so much, I love your creative spirit!

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  12. Linda Sonia12:10 PM

    Clearly, this is the cutest pillow ever!.. Love it!

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  13. What a cutie pillow! So playful and fun. And there's that fabric! : )

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  14. I love your fringe idea!
    You are such a great mom-- a wonderful inspiration to other women. We need more people like you in the world!

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  15. What an adorable pillow for a nursery!!

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  16. Hi! I just found your blog. I really like the pillow. I'm sure the recipient of the gift will love it! And that weird movie...it makes a great double feature with the original Poseidon Adventure.

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  17. What a wonderful present made out of so many precious things...it's beautiful!

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  18. Lovely little pillow. Someday when I have children I look forward to my husband buying and staining a rocking chair for me, just for nursing...

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  19. I love that pillow. There can NEVER be too many pillows! Especially when they are so beutiful.

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  21. you really know how to combine colors.you've got a gift, use it.keep up the good work.
    Ted from Greece

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  22. Anonymous1:52 PM

    I've loved that orange floral and checked fabric since the first moment I saw it. I should have purchased some when I had the chance because now I can't find it anywhere. You wouldn't happen to remember what the name of it is would you? Or who made it? If you do I would be so grateful if you could share the information with me.
    Thanks so much!

    Signed,

    Addicted to Fabric

    P.S. I can hardly wait until Chocolate Lollipop comes out!

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