Sunday, August 30, 2009
The ring pillow
This is the ring pillow I made for a freinds daughter. I agonised over this, I wanted it to be perfect.
The first attempt was abandoned, it was too white, if you're not a follower of my blog, you can see the first attempt here.
I purchased two lots of Swarovski crystals, before deciding on Silver Shadow. I also used Mill Hill beads (Ice), and then ran out of those! I purchased white satin fabric, which was off white, but was too bright, so I had to go back and buy the pale grey. I had to visit 3 shops to do this. The design is based on one found in a book, but I changed it slightly. I also added the back-stitched border because I felt the writing I put around the edge looked lost. I was really pleased with the final result, and delivered it the day before the wedding. Unfortunately they decided not to use it in the ceremony, and just have it as a keepsake. I just hope the bride actually liked it.