Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Christmas 2016: An Unstuffed Pillow
This is a gift for my half-sister who lives on the East Coast and who LOVES leopard print. Loves it! When I saw that some of the fabric I was gifted had a leopard print on it, I HAD to make a pillow for her. My half sister is delayed (brain damaged at an early age) and has motor apraxia she fights on a day to day basis and honestly she's one of my heroes in this world. She's dealt with abuse (from her birth mother) and then her mom dying of cancer when she was ten and at that point she learned to talk and start coming out of her abused shell. She had her struggles, including our dad dying and lots of other issues and she still smiles and has a good heart in her. So, when I found an opportunity to make something for her that I knew she'd like, I knew I was going to get it done and shipped one way or the other.
My step-mom came up with the idea to not stuff the pillow and leave the hole for the stuffing to be put in and she'd stuff it when the pillow got to them to save on shipping charges. Which, I'm glad she came up with that idea as just shipping the envelope with the pillow cover, I had to ship first class as that was as fast as my budget for shipping could get me. It might be late, but I think it'll be appreciated :).
Total Cost to Make Gift: Well, I'm calling it about 5.00 as that is what it cost to ship.
Total Time to Make Gift: About an hour between cutting the fabric and sewing it and such.