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The Gum Drop goes Holl-y-day!

December 4, 2008

It is no secret that I am very fond of Amy Butler's Gum Drop pillow pattern. As a matter of fact around here I am known as the Gum Drop Queen! I have them in my home, on my deck and yes even in my office. To me, the Gum Drop pillow is the little black dress for home decor so naturally a holiday themed version has to be created.

In my mind, it had to be velveteen...soft, rich velveteen. "Whoa Nelly!" My head was off to the races with ideas! I honed in on a few thoughts, put my power sewer hat on and went to work this past weekend.

My first thought was to embellish the top of the pillow with tree ornaments and a bow!

Create a festive crown if you will.

Velveteen + Tissue Lame Bow + Tree Ornaments + Gum Drop Pillow pattern = Fabulous Holiday Decor!

 

2.jpgMy next thought was to use ribbon to make a dramatic bow topper.

Velveteen + Organza ribbon + Gum Drop Pillow pattern = Fabulous Holiday Accent Pillow!

 

Thumbnail image for 6.jpgNot my last thought but the last idea I had time for this past weekend, PERSONALIZATION

Velveteen + Monogram + Gum Drop Pillow pattern = Fabulous Holiday Gift!

 

1.jpg 4.jpgI had so much fun with these and the sky is the limit on how to dress your pillow. They look fabulous and festive around my house.

Every year I look forward to my girlfriend Chelle's "Chicks'" holiday party. We all bring a wrapped gift and draw numbers for the gift selection line. You know this is the kind of party where you can steal someone else's gift and the higher number the better? Yeah, it gets kind of crazy, but it so much fun! Thanks to my employment at the best fabric store in the world I have a bit of a reputation for bringing unique handmade gifts. Last year tears were shed over the many thefts of a simple velvet wrap that I made. I have been feeling the pressure of what to bring all year.

Velveteen + Tissue Lame Bow + Tree Ornaments + Gum Drop Pillow = My Rabbit in the Hat!

I wish you all a wonderful and blessed holiday!

Nancy

Note: This is the 4th day of Christmas. There is still lots of time to make one of the these gorgeous pillows for yourself. Enjoy!

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