Little Miss Sassy, one of the few dolls that I have of my mothers, and I decided to finish it and turn it into a pillow for our guest bedroom!
Here are a few close ups showing how I finished the pillow. I fused the dresden blades to the pillow top and using a machine blanket stitch, finished them with gold thread. I used that same gold thread to quilt lines through each blade, around the inner border and then did a reverse blanket stitch on the seam of the outer border. I think it finished up quite well!
These fabrics are perfect for our guest bedroom that we call the Alabama room. The furniture in this room is the bedroom suit that my mother and dad started out housekeeping with when they first married. My dad was killed when I was 9 and somehow my granddaddy wound up taking ownership of it and at his death, I bought it at the estate sale.
Do you remember in the 60's when Sears sold carpet and most anything you could imagine. My mother was allowing us to redecorate our bedrooms and I wanted purple carpet. When we got to Sears the day we were going to choose flooring, we found out that we could not get purple. Such a bummer! I settled for red!
When my husband and I built this house in 2004 I was bound and determined to have a purple bedroom once and for all! My mind had changed on wanting purple carpet but most everything besides the carpet has shades of purple in it. And oddly enough the comforter and drapes came from... yep, you guessed it... Sears! ha!
My husband and I put puzzles together in the winter and this Thomas Kinkade was perfect for our Alabama room! The purples in this puzzle are so rich! It had to be framed and hung on the wall! It was the perfect addition to this room!
One last look at Little Miss Sassy with our pillow! She is so adorable that I just want to keep showing her off with her little lavender floral dress with lavender flower on the bodice and lavender ponytail holders. She is a cutie pie! :)