Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Pretty Little Pillows and a Cake!

Hello everyone!

Today I'm sharing some pretty little pillow projects with you!  : )   I recently learned how to embroider, and on long trips I like to practice.  Here are a couple of my latest projects.
Tatting, crochet and embroidery, oh my!  Add some extra bling - and it's complete!

The embroidery part is my work, and the crochet and tatting were already done; I just sewed them on.

I also made this pretty cake this week, and thought I might as well photograph it as well.  It's a birthday cake for a lovely friend.

Every week I have coffee with a lovely group of friends, and we celebrate each person's birthday with cake and presents.  We have been meeting once a week for coffee and conversation and support for the past 11 years.  We take turns providing the cake, and it was my turn this time.  Here is the box I decorated for the cake.
I used a Dover clip art CD, and printed on pretty scrapbook paper.
Next, I made this sweet bookmark for her.

My project for next week is to finish this pillow...
I used a combination of fabrics, crochet, beads and embroidery.  Next I'll add a ruffle of red velvet.
Happy Creating!
Linking up with these parties:
Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Made by you Monday at Skip To My Lou
Show and Tell Friday
It's a Hodgepodge Friday
Frugalicious Friday
Simple and Sweet Fridays
All Things Thursday at All Things With Purpose
Pearls and Lace Thursday at Faith Grace and Crafts
The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday
Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time Interiors
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Transformed Tuesdays at PJH Designs One of a Kind
 We did it Wednesday at Sew Much Ado
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Strut your stuff Saturday at Six Sisters
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Share Your Cup Thursday at Jann Olson Blogspot
Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound



  1. The pillow and bookmark are just beautiful and the cake is wonderful, too!! You do such nice work. Lynda

  2. Your work is beautiful.....just love that bookmark! I always wanted to learn to crochet but never did. Lovely!!

    1. Thank you for your sweet comments, Diane. (I really don't crochet either, I cheat and buy the crochet parts already done and just attach them to my projects!)

  3. Your embroidery is beautiful and I love the crocheted grapes. Did you do those also? The cake is beautiful and the box is that extra special touch. I know she was so pleased. I'm a new follower. I would love for you to share with my readers at Transformed Tuesday. They would love this post.

    Hope you have time to stop by,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

    1. Thank you, Peggy! I can't take credit for the crochet grapes...I bought a doily and cut out the grape clusters to use in projects...I admire crochet very much, but don't really know how to do it. I found embroidery easier to learn. I will come over and visit you at Transformed Tuesday - thank you for the invitation! : )

  4. Wow Catherine!! You did such a lovely job on each of your projects! That cake just takes the cake though...LOVELY!! I know your friend loved it...such a beauty! And the that purple!!
    Thanks so much for joining me for the party!

    1. Thank you, Doni! She did enjoy the cake! : )

  5. Catherine,
    I love how you added the crochet to your pillows and the pretty. That cake you made is stunning. She is going to love it.


  6. Loved seeing all the beautiful things you have designed. You are so talented and creative. Well done.

  7. You are one crafty person! Love the hand made pillows and the monogram cake!I'm sure Ms. V liked her charming book mark. Happy PS,

  8. Those are some lovely pink items! Love the hand stitched pillow and...well, I can't pick a favorite!

  9. Very nice handiwork...but that cake really caught my eye...gorgeous!

  10. Catherine I love how you combine your artistic talents with other pieces of art. The pillow and bookmark are gorgeous. And that cake, oh my what a beautiful creation! Love it and the box!! Thanks for sharing your talents with Share Your Cup.

  11. you are so talented. LOVE your wonderful pillows, the lavender is wonderful!!


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