Thursday, 23 January 2014

The Brown Paper Bag Pillow

I,ve just crept out of hibernation to wish you all a very happy new year and show you what I,m up to at the moment.
The weather has been dreadful and the light is very gloomy ( how I feel too in the winter months )so apologies for the poor picture quality.
 Earlier last year my good little friend gave my husband a book in a brown paper bag ...He was very pleased with his book ....a golf book.......lets not talk about golf please.............. I was pleased with the bag !
   I knew instantly that I just had to make an embroidered pillow for my chair with it !
This is what those Perle cotton balls were waiting for !
  What you can see in the picture above is me using a transfer pencil for the first time ...ironing board covered in newspaper , my precious cream linen twill and the pattern which I,ve blown up to about double the size .

I,m told that it is a paper bag from the Usborne Books company ...what a lovely, cheeky, cheerful design ! I,d love to know who designed it or where it came from ...anyone ?


  1. What a clever idea and the stitching looks absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to see the finished piece. PJ.x

  2. Thankyou P.J . Its coming along quite fast and I,m really having fun ! : )