So today is the roommate's birthday. THE BIG 2-2! And she just happens to love the Queen. We're talking, like, abandoning me and one of our visiting high school friends who was in town for the weekend because she realized it was the last day to see an art expo with various paintings of her majesty. We're talking, having a little wind-up plastic toy queen. Maybe she even has a bobblehead [I'm scared to ask].
BTW Mara, if you're reading this, we all love you for it. :)
So a couple weeks ago when planning her gift, I knew what i had to do. Make a pillow that recreates a British postal stamp of the lovely lady herself!
I printed and traced the profile from an online stamp collectors' website. [If anyone wants to recreate this pillow, just email me and I'll send you the outline to save you the trouble!]
I then hand-appliqued the profile using an embroidered satin stitch, and a double split stitch for the numbers. The stampy edges are cut and sealed with Fray-Check.
It was fun, albeit very time consuming with all the tiny hand-stitches.
How much does it match all my other lovely magical pillows?! Maybe I make one for myself? Maybe seven? When does 'a lot of pillows' become 'too many pillows'? We shall most definitely see...