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White rose ring bearer pilloq

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White rose and amethyst

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Romantic, Formal / Bridal
Heather Greene on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? White bridal satin, beaded and sequin lace, thin batting and an amethyst crystal.

Heather Greene on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I did not give up. The pillow, leaves, lace and crystal placement were easy enough without a pattern; however, I did not know how to fasten the wedding rings, so I spent about two weeks thinking about what to do. My first thought was ribbon, but over time the ends would deteriorate and fray, so I was stumped, but only for awhile. I wanted to use a button and elastic, but then I struggled with hiding the ends of the elastic. I was watching videos on youtube and saw a smocking video by Nancy Zieman and saw her do a heart smocked pillow and I realized that's what I wanted, so I bought the little heart yo-yo thingy and waited for it to arrive. Once it came I cut out a piece of satin and made the yo-yo and placed it as the center.

Heather Greene on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? The pillow itself is machine sewn, but the rest is all done by hand. I used quilting thread waxed. I spent a lot o time placing and pinning, and re-positioning and pinning again and after I was finally happy with the look I began tacking it all in place. Do what inspires you and pleases your artistic eye, and don't settle if you don't like it. Put it aside somewhere, where you can see your project and just keep looking at it until something else comes to you. If I can do this, then I know you can too!

Heather Greene on craftsy.com

This is beautiful. I'm sure your daughter is delighted.

02/24/2013 Flag

Thank you! She is. The pictures don't really do it justice.

02/27/2013 Flag