I did this quite ordinary one, pretty though, for my sister-in-law. The embroidery alone took a long time to do.
Then I had to get a little crazy of course, because I do call my pillows Crazy Pillows.
D had warped his loom with some lovely linen and I had some gold thread, so I started with this:
I made a kind of grid. Some time ago, from Paris, I received a vintage cloth with birds on it in a lovely blue. The grid just kind of found its way on top of one of the birds.
The snapshot doesn't show the real color. It's a vibrant blue. Because the bird was behind bars, I added some free standing birds...
The current Crazy Pillow is for my granddaughter and is not oppressive at all.
I started with this:
It's a design from Austria from a book that my daughter and I got on our Memory trip there.
I added a calico that I'm french-knotting the heck out of:
And then, again from Paris, I had vintage laundry tape with her initials on it. Wow. Does that pop against the blue! I only have 10 more rows of initials to put on.
I like the blue and the red and the freshness of it all.
This is when the fun begins. I have to have it ready in a couple of weeks. Then I'm beginning a CP with all roses on it. Already excited. That is, after I finish a huge sweater project for my grown nephew. Ahhhh.