Sunday, 14 August 2011

Bee pillow

Oh My! Oh My! Oh My! You will never guess.

Ok Ok I must start at the beginning.  While surfing the net and reading all my beautiful followers and those that I follow I saw this cute Bee Pillow sitting in the most comfortable chair at Between Naps on the Porch. Her home office reno here.

I was actually looking at the chair and the BEE PILLOW said what about me.  So I googled Bee pillow and up came Ballards. Hmm only in the states. As you know I live in Canada. So by the time you add in the shipping it becomes too costly.

Oh well... Then I visited Three Pixie Lane , her kitchen here,
Another BEE PILLOW.  IT CAN'T BEEEE....  So next I went to Source Collection where this pillow can be purchased and again only in the states.
Don't get me wrong, I order lots from the states.  Then I happen to read an older post going back to Oct 2010 and ******** Here is the pillow made by  Lindy  here.Horray!!
So I followed her instructions to a teeee. I copied the patten onto transfer paper, then used graphite paper to
copy onto Linen Burlap.  I proceeded to paint. I have a container full of crafts for when the grandkids come over.
Here it is painted.
Then I proceeded to make the cording . I chose blue and white ticking. Yikes my bobbin ran out. Oh well I will fill up two more and proceed.
The back is made of muslin.  So here is the pillow   my BEE PILLOW in the guest room.
What do you think. Didn't turn out great.   A Big thank you to Lindy. You must go check out her

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  1. Wow looks fantastic! Love bees and your bee pillow! Jennifer

  2. Love it! You did a great job, I think I may have to try this!

  3. This is absolutely amazing. I love it!

  4. Oh my gosh! that pillow is GORGEOUS!!! you are so talented!
    XXXX Ido

  5. Seriously, I would pay you to make me one!!! It is gorgeous! I sure wish I could SEW!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

  6. You did a great job, and that cording is just perfect for it.

  7. Cute pillow :-) It looks great in your guest room!

  8. You are tenacious and it paid off! Love it!

  9. OH, you did good! The pillow is gorgeous! Pat yourself on the back! I love it and will borrow it any time you'll let me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. It's too cute! Love the piping too. And, yes, Lindy rocks, doesn't she? She makes everything look so simple. I'll have to hop over and visit her again. Thanks for the link reminder!

  11. You are SO talented! It looks great!

    I just stopped by from Gina's Thrusday Transformation Party.

    I host a Bunny Hop every Wednesday and I would like to invite you. The linky is open until Sunday, but don't wait too long ;)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Bunny Jean's Decor and More (my main blog)

  12. Beautiful! I would love to try this someday. And the cording is a beautiful touch. Just lovely.

  13. OMG....
    You ARE AMAZING!!!!
    Where do I sign up to order one????
    THIS is so beautiful!
    Love the painted version.
    You need to sell these on Etsy. You will have a hundred orders!
    (Can I bee your first?) :)

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  15. You did an awesome job, and I would be happy to feature this and let people know about your Etsy shoo...thanks for letting me know too.

  16. Good luck with your Etsy shop...this bee pillow should sell like hot cakes. Thanks for linking up to Open House Party!

  17. Love the pillow! Found you at Debbiedoo's, and I am your latest follower.

  18. Stopping by through Debbiedoo's. Your Bee pillow turned out wonderfully! I love the color and choice of the cording you made. Will be checking out your Etsy shop too :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

  19. Hi Linda...great to meet you. Came from A Stroll Thru Life. I love the pillow and you did a great job on the painting and putting it together. I've seen several bee pillows on the blogs and just love them. Yours is gorgeous. I've joined as your newest follower and looking forward to getting to know you. Come by for a visit when you can.

  20. I love bee pillows and I think this just might be the best one out there! So glad you shared and I'm heading over to Lindy's to check out that pattern!

  21. It is wonderful. I can't paint anything, so I am totally impressed. I love the contrasting welt and the beautiful colors. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  22. I remember that post and now I think I must really attempt it myself!!

  23. I am copying as we type! I love it! You did an excellent job! Thanks for sharing it. 8^)

  24. Hi Linda! What a great blog, I love handcrafted things...etsy is my favorite place to shop! :o) I'm new to your blog and will be back to visit more. Have a nice weekend, Hugs Jennifer

  25. I'm visiting from Marty's place and just love what you made. Just beautiful.

  26. I found your blog through Marty! I love the little bee pillow! So cute!

  27. Just gorgeous!!! The piping finishes it off nicely. You should be VERY pleased with how it turned out. Found you via 'Debbie Doo's'...
    ....your newest follower.

  28. If I saw it for sale, I would snatch it right up! So well done! It looks perfect.

    I'm your newest follower; found you via Debbie.

  29. Oh I love the bee pillow! Found you at Debbie's Party!

  30. I love it! The cording made the perfect finishing touch. Yes, you should sell these...and let me know if you decide to, ok?

    I came by from Debbiedoo's and am your newest follower. I look forward to getting to know you. My ex-sister-in-law & family live in Ontario. Stop by and say hi when you can!


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  32. You did a great job on the Bee pillow! I love it!

    Stopping over from Debbiedoos. :0)

  33. So happy you shared this beautiful pillow with the newbie party.

  34. OMGosh Linda, your bee pillow has to BEEEE one of the prettiest I have seen.

    Blessings Kelsie

  35. Hi Linda, I have nominated you for the "Versatile Blogger" Award - please pop over to my blog for the info! Love your blog!

  36. Wow, absolutely amazing!! You are very talented! I would love for you to link up Thursday (actually it starts tonight) to It’s a Party!

  37. This is so great! I love to paint things, and what better than an adorable pillow!

  38. You did a beautiful job on your pillow! It looks wonderful! Lesa (

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    XoXo Nicole Mariana