west elm KNOCK OFF Christmas Pillow

This weekend my in-laws came into town for a little Christmas cheer! We had great plans to go and see a MILLION Christmas lights at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, but a relentless mist had other plans. I’m convinced that being a weather person has to be the best job in the world. They said there was a 10% chance of rain which makes most people think it won’t actually rain, but when it does…well they said 10%. But I digress… after dinner we headed to do a little shopping and happened to walk through west elm. What a little piece of heaven. I like to think of it as half price Pottery Barn :o) Check out this pillow I was eyeing…a perfect opportunity for a


I still LOVE this pillow, but I’m pretty fond of this replica. What do you think?

Here is a little how to:

**Pardon some of the pictures…I was photographing a night…in the rain. Tutorial fail.

Supplies: cotton fabric, red felt, pre quilted fabric, red embroidery thread

I freehanded half of a deer on a folded piece of white paper, and then cut it out to get the full image.

I traced the outline and cut out the felt. Using the cut out I traced the pattern again on the pre-quilted fabric piece.                                          However, it needs to be smaller, so once you cut out the pre-quilted piece trim it by about a fourth of an inch.

I halved the embroidery thread into two sets of 3 strands. Then stitched the two silhouettes together.

Finally, I adhered the deer silhouette to some neutral cotton fabric using fabric interfacing and made a simple square pillow.

And there you have it! A simple Christmas pillow, thanks to the inspiration of west elm!

Have you knocked off any projects lately?

Linking up to a some fabulous parties! 

**Thanks for baring with me in the WordPress move, things are coming along. I’m still trying to figure out how to shorten my posts to just show excerpts, so if you have any tips, leave them int he comments or shoot me an email!

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