Today marks the 60th anniversary of the birth of one of the most wonderful women on the planet. She's done many amazing things, but mostly I love her for being my husband's mother-no easy job.
To honor all of the contributions she's made to the planet, I made her a pillow (didn't quite seem enough to me either, but it's all I could come up with).
I was inspired by this cute little printable over at infarrantlycretive.net. I really like her multi-colored buttons, but I don't have her fancy tool and had gold buttons on hand.
Did you know if you iron a piece of freezer paper on the back of some muslin, you can run it through your regular printer?
I think linen looks more expensive than muslin, but it was too heavy and wouldn't stay stuck to the freezer paper.
For attempt #2, I actually used packing tape on the edges to secure it, but it made even a bigger smeary mess, so I went with muslin. I think that if I stuck one of those page sized labels it might work, I'll keep you posted if I ever do it.
I cut some red fabric into 3 inch strips and then blue into 1 and a 1/2 inch strips.
Then I used some embroidery floss to sew a button on top of each note.
I sewed the pillow using my tutorial here.
I made some patriotic pillows a few years ago, but they have not faired well under the hot Texas sun, and so I am going to make me one too.
Happy Birthday Mom!