Friday, March 22, 2013

soft kitty!

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
So, I turned my little embroidered pieces from yesterday's post into a pillow. (Be sure to sign up for the book giveaway if you haven't yet.) I had plans for a zip pouch, but the pieces were a little big for that. Turns out they work nicely on a 20" pillow cover. Sometimes my projects take on a mind of their own. (That never happens to you, right?) Turns out I really like it as a pillow.
The words of the song come from the Big Bang Theory.
We like to sing soft kitty at our house.
I enjoy making envelope backed pillow. Such a simple finish!
It looks pretty good on my daughter's bed, but I have plans to send it off to a friend. My husband was relieved. He seems to think that a bed full of pillows is a little much for my daughter. I say, what's the problem with her sleeping at the end of the bed? ;)
 
There are a few little things I'd change if I made this project again, but I'm not going to pick it apart. Literally OR figuratively. Ha!
 
Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Happy Friday to you!

56 comments:

Megan said...

Super cute! I love how embroidery is adaptable like that. Have a great weekend!!

wannabequilter.com said...

That pillow turned out super cute! Nice work.

Geta Grama said...

As a owner of 3 black cats, I couldn't give it away! Beautiful project for a girl's room.

Nicole said...

It looks perfect on your daughter's bed! Great job on the embroidery!

claire said...

I'd love to re-visit the world of embroidery with that new book.
Your kitty is so cute.
Thanks for a chance to win

O'Quilts said...

Lovely hand work. Thank u for Finish it up Friday...You have encouraged me on:)

kate said...

you can ever have too many pillows! its adorable:)

finishedgarment said...

Really beautiful! Love the little cat.

Mimi's Quilts said...

I love embroidery and quilting together. Your pillow encouraged me to dig out the blocks for a Bareroots Sweet Dreams Angel quilt which I have not completed for my granddaughter who will be 4 this year. But pillows are looking like a great alternative. Thanks for the inspiration as always.

The Slow Quilter said...

Love the kitty song and the pillow is sew cute.

kristyne said...

Amanda Jean!!! I don't even know what to say.

Yes I do. I.love.your.pillow! It's adorable, creative, ... adorable ... oh I just love it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I didn't think you could be more amazing. But you are. :)

xo Kristyne

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Awesome! My husband loved your pillow! Not that he is a crafty type but is a huge BBT fan! Lovely embroidery too!

CrazyCatLady said...

Love the pillow -- thanks for sharing!

Rachel said...

SO super cute! Do your talents have no end?

beth said...

fun project. ;) great gift too!

Chase said...

We don't have many pillows around here. A few nights ago, I stayed in a friend's house and the bed that I was using had 6 pillows. I didn't know which one to use for sleep,so I used the one that's simple covered with linen cover. The kitty pillow looks so cute!! :) I don't have any sewing project finish this week, but I pass my citizenship test, interview and oath in became an American Citizen on Tuesday morning. :) Happy Weekending~

Dee said...

Sew sweet! What a nice friend for being willing to gift this!

Lee D said...

Big Bang Theory is about the only show that makes me literally LOL. Love that show and your Kitty pillow. I have linked up with a big finish for me.

Kat said...

Love your pillow, it looks awesome! We are fans of the big bang theory at our house, too.

Kat said...

Love your pillow, it looks awesome! We are fans of the big bang theory at our house, too.

Sheri Salatin said...

Oh, I love it!! Great idea to put it on a pillow. Wonderful job :)
You're so inspiring!!

Taryn said...

Your pillow is so cute! I'm always getting that song stuck in my head. My husband thinks there is such a thing as too many pillows too. So silly! ;)

Kristi said...

love it...super cute and who can resist singing the song after looking at such a cute pillow?

Britt G. said...

What a simple and sweet pillow. After seeing Yesterday's post about the "S is for Stitch" book I decided to buy it. I love that there are original and dedicated embroideries for girls/boys and some really neat framed pieces to make - like the tutu colors. Thanks for the link-up party once again this Friday. I always love linking and seeing what everyone else is working on!

Becky said...

OMG, I'm now an even bigger fan of yours! LOVE Big Bang Theory, and I really would rather sew than watch TV. It's one of the few shows I watch! LOVE it!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I'm kinda bummed that that pillow won't be on the bed when I sleep there in July...

Karen Sue said...

I lost a good friend to breast cancer at the end of January. She loved Big Bang and soft kitty. Some of her gifts she gave this Christmas were soft kitty presents!! Whenever I hear this I smile and think of her

Toiling Ant said...

I used to be a fiend for counted cross stitch, but set it aside years ago. I've dabbled in embroidery lately and would love to improve my neatness and stitch repertoire!

SuperMomNoCape said...

The pillow is adorable... just the perfect setting for the embroidered blocks.

And thanks for hosting the link party again this week. I love seeing everyone's finishes. It inspires me to get my own projects finished.

Mina said...

When I read the blog title, I immediately started to sing soft kitty from the Big Bang Theory. LOL!

mindingmomma said...

love the way the pillow turned out

Dolly said...
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Dolly said...

Meant to say......I like 'soft kitty'.....theirs and yours.

Melanie said...

Sheldon would really want that!!

Gmama Jane said...

I HAVE to copy you and make a pillow for my 4 yr. old grandson with "soft Kitty" on it! he LOVES that song and I have to sing it ALL the time.
Blessings
Gmama Jane

adnohr said...

LOL, we sing Soft Kitty in our house too. Love it!

MyLittleBlueDog said...

I love the quilt on your daughters bed... you can never have too many cushions, can you?

Kelly said...

That is such a cute pillow. I sing Soft Kitty all the time!!

Camille said...

Sheldon would be so proud.

wish2stitch said...

That pillow does look adorable on your daughter's bed. She could definitely sleep on the end. Love the spots!

Jeneta said...

I had a giggle when I read Camille's comment about Sheldon being so proud (as long as the cushion wasn't in his 'spot'!)! I love polka dots and love your cushion.

Molly said...

This pillow made me smile :)

AnnieK said...

Seriously coveting that pillow...too cute!!

Liz Gellert said...

*love* Big Bang Theory. What a fantastic idea! Super cute.

Katie said...

Oh My Giddy Aunt, I LOVE THAT PILLOW!!!! I might take up embroidery just so that I can copy you. :)

Janet Maddox said...

I love the pillow idea.

JG said...

The embroidered kitty is so cute! Envelope Pillows always look great and are fun to make.
~Judy

Annalia said...

That is so cute! Mind if I copy you a bit for my daughter's birthday gift? She's loving big bang theory lately...and just got a kitten!
...so, what could be more perfect?

Shauna said...

So sweet and adorable!

junacreationsuk.blogspot.co.uk said...

That is fab, I was very inspired by your embroidery that I got my own kit out at the weekend to start on a small patch, that funnily enough will go onto a quilt or cushion.

next door Laura said...

Quite cute, but I won't be able to look at your blog for awhile until this post drops down the post queue a bit. Every time I see soft kitty here the song gets stuck in my head for the entire day.

Moon said...

i just found your blog, may i just say how happy i am that there is a fellow 'big bang theory' girl out there that also loves to sew!!

i'm also in love with your pillow!

Doris said...

"I say, what's the problem with her sleeping at the end of the bed? ;)" LOVE IT!

marilyn holley-stupka said...

What a sweet pillow. I'd love to win a copy of the book and make some of my own.

slopez45s2000 said...

Would love a chance at winning this beautiful book.
Thanks

Mama Pea said...

Genius. Love it.