There is inestimable pleasure in sewing things for the people you love.
A while ago I made this pillow for Lyra and Cora has been patiently waiting for her own.
After the rescue someone gave us this bolster pillow. It is covered in a soft, green minky fabric and Cora immediately claimed it as her own. This was the pillow that I used to make her custom pillow case (see the green minky fabric peeking through the end of the drawstring there?)
I told Cora that she would get to pick the fabric and she jumped at the chance to use "those sweet girls kissing that sweet baby, mom!"
"But, is it a girl baby or a boy baby? I want it to be a girl."
"Then it's a girl, Cora."
She picked the blue flowers "because I love flowers." Right-o.
The main fabric is 100% certified organic cotton from Cloud 9 Fabrics. This is "Petites Filles" by The art of Anne-Marie Bossaert for the Maman Collection.
(I'm not sure what the blue fabric. It came froma friend's stash.)
I thought it would be pretty and effeminate to use double-drawstring openings. I also knew Lyra would be fascinated by the white ties on each end and gave her about 30 seconds to pull one out.
To her credit, it took her 8 days.
After I showed her how I put the drawstrings back in I asked her not to do it anymore. She has agreed.
The back seam and piping match up pretty flawlessly. The only thing that would have made it perfect is if the pattern could have met uninterrupted.
Is it just me, or is this kid beautiful? I love that my handmade gifts make her happy.
And to give you a size reference, there is sweet Lyra curled up on her own pillow, and tucked next to Cora's.
You might also recognize this fabric because I used it years ago for the messenger bag I made Cora.
Just look at how she has grown. Amazing the difference two and a half years makes.