Tag Archives: sewing

Fun Pillow Patterns

Here are some eye-catching pillow patterns I’ve seen at Pier I this summer. They’re really fun and colorful…I like the simple graphic shapes that are used within the patterns. Some of them have embroidery and rick-rack incorporated into the design which gives them a unique, handmade look. I found them inspiring, so I thought I’d share them with you!

Linked to Favorite Things Saturday.


Creative Stitching with Aimee Ray

If you love stitching and embroidery, you’ll need to check out Aimee Ray’s book, Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection. Aimee does some wonderfully creative stitching–I’ve seen a lot of her projects for this book in person, because I used to sit right next to her at work! We were both designers for a greeting card company, but Aimee is now an author and expert stitcher and embroiderer. I have Aimee’s first book, Doodle Stitching: Fresh & Fun Embroidery for Beginners, and when I look through all the fun and easy projects in that book I really get motivated to start stitching away! Visit Aimee’s blog for free projects and patterns, and some helpful embroidery tutorials.