Sunday, 31 March 2013

Something completely different

This week, apart from numerous creme egg critters a friend wanted instead of a party bag for her daughter's birthday party...
Happy Birthday!
I was also asked for something I have never made before, a wedding ring pillow. The requirements were very specific - for a three year old page boy to carry, 8 inches square, very plain and simple in ivory.
So after, much pondering, fabric looking and some sketching, this is what I've made.
wedding ring pillow
The fabric has a very delicate pin dot  pattern on it and I've covered a button for the middle. I've used a cotton fabric, as I thought it would be less slippery than satin for a little one to carry.
ivory fabric and satin ribbon
My last idea was to put a strap on the back that he could tuck his hands in for extra security.
safer carrying?
I do hope the bride likes it.
I'm going to join in Handmade Monday this week, if Wendy is hosting it, and I'm really looking forward to visiting all the other blogs.

15 comments:

soyofthenorth said...

The ring pillow look great. I hope the bride and groom like it.

Good idea adding an extra strap. Don't want the pillow getting dropped on the big day.

knitnrun4sanity said...

I think that you have really thought of everything. The discreet handle at the back is brilliant but if it does get dropped the rings won't roll away anyway. I think it is perfect.

Picto said...

The pillow is so sweet as are creme eggs :)
Lovely idea with the strap on the back.

Jan x

Patchwork Fairy said...

Very thoughtful design - you should start advertising them fpr sale generally!

Free Spirit Designs said...

aww those little eggs are adorable! I love the ring bearer pillow too, the fabric you've chosen is so delicate and pretty, perfect for the job! x

Mandy said...

Just found your blog from the lovely comment you left on my blog,thank you.. I love your blog and all the fabulous things you make,the little critters are fabulous and your pillow is adorable,I'm sure it was loved by the recipient....Have become a follower so I can check more of the wonderful things you make...
Mandy x

Wendy said...

I love the ring pillow - the handle on the back is inspired and such a brilliant idea! I think you could have a market for these and now you have a sample to take orders from!

Penny said...

What a lovely idea. I also love the Creme Egg Critters, such pretty Easter time colours.

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

That's a clever idea for a ring pillow adding a strap makes it easier to carry but it's not too visible. I think you may be making more.

adaliza.com said...

So pretty - I made one for a friend's wedding in December and I was fairly bursting with excitement when the little pageboy walked up the aisle with 'my cushion'! Like the idea of non-slip cotton too.

dreamstar said...

You have put a lot of thought into the cushion design and it looks really good. I'm sure the bride will love it

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

The strap at the back is such a great idea - well done. Gorgeous Cream Egg Critters too. Hope you have a good week.

Bev Newman said...

What a lovely pillow, great idea to add the strap to it too x

Gertie said...

Love the wedding ring pillow. The strap at the back is a brilliant idea.

The creme egg critters are so cute.

Simmi said...

WOW - what a fab cushion! I bet they'll love it, it's really beautiful! Simmi x