Friday, September 16

My Snow Owl Pillow

Today My Snow Owl Pillow is featured on the Fat Quarterly Blog ! The Shades of Grey Designer Challenge was a bit of a struggle (I wrote all about it on Fat Quarterly so I won't bother you all with an account of the difficult process) but in the end I was quite pleased with the result! Jan DiCintio's Shades of Grey fabrics are a joy to work with. The subtle greys go great with almost any other colour and the designs are slightly retro but modern at the same time. A perfect combination as far as I am concerned!

I tried to echo the retro feel in the embroidered O W L letters. On Pinterest I found a link to a great resource for cross stitched and embroidered lettering.  You won't find these exact designs in there, but the book (it was from the early seventies I think) was a huge inspiration for the embroidered letters.

Can you tell these letters were embroidered under great pressure? ;)


I'm actually thinking of making this design (or something similar) into a pattern so every one can have their own Snow Owl Pillow! 

11 comments:

  1. I love that little owl so much - he is too, too cute!!! And the mix of greys and yellows is just gorgeous!

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  2. Please do! I would love to have my own Snow Owl pillow.
    It's so cute. Great work.

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  3. I adore your owl and the style of the letters you embroidered is so pretty!!

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  4. It's really beautiful Nicole! Love the owl, and the grey/gold combo and the lettering. I've been going a bit stitched lettering mad lately myself, I just love type. Your lettering doesn't look rushed to me!

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  5. oh, I love this pillow. I know a certain friend that would love it too!

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  6. I love everything about that pillow (composition, color, etc)! And thanks for the link; I've been hunting down embroidery letters a lot, lately (Christmas gifts)!

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  7. Thank you all for the OWL pillow love! :)

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  8. Cute, cute, cute! Grey and mustard is a great colour combination. I especially love your embroidered letters!

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  9. Yes please make this into a pattern, I would love to make one for my home.

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  10. Thank you :) I'm working on the pattern (it's a lot of work) and it'll be a pattern to buy... (hope you don't mind!)

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  11. Very very cute! Congrats on the feature too.

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