Monday, December 19, 2011

What I made my Grandma for Christmas

I've been busy making some really cute stuff for Christmas, most of which I will not post until after Christmas on the off-chance one of my family members actually reads the blog.  This is what I made for my Grandma, but I'm not spoiling any surprises by posting it.  First, she doesn't even own a computer and my  Mom told me she has already opened it. She lives in New York, but most of us live in Texas (even though we all think she should live here too).

I got the idea from In Between Laundry.  She linked  up hers to my party months ago and I thought it was genius. Unless you live in Colorado and your loved ones live in Wyoming.DSC_0010.jpg
Since I am not skilled at needlework, I traced the states outlines (mirror image or it will come out backwards) onto fusible webbing and then ironed it on fabric, cut the shapes out and then ironed them on the pillows.  I did a big chunky stitch to add some flair.

Linking up here.


  1. I love it! I think yours is really cute and I bet your grandma loves it!

  2. This is a great gift idea for anyone who lives far away! I love it!

  3. Very cute and you make it sound super simple. It would be neat to do a similar pillow as a possible wedding gift if the couple are from 2 different states.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. this is so cute! what a wonderful gift for her. i bet she loved it! just wanted you to know that this will be featured at tomorrow's tip-toe thru tuesday party!