Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Felt Dahlia Pillow

My sister's birthday is a few days away.  I wish I was in N.J. to celebrate with her.  Unfortunately, I'm miles away in Georgia.  I spent hours wondering what to get her.  In the end, I decided to make a pillow for my sister.  A gift I knew she would love.  I was inspired by this dahlia flower picture and turned it into a pillow for my sister.








Happy Birthday, Kristen!   I hope you always know how much you mean to me, and what a wonderful sister  you are.

**A special thank-you to Stephanie @ Under the Table and Dreaming, Kim @ Savvy Southern StyleKristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating, Stephanie @ Gumdrop PassMandy @ Cre8ive Motives and Michelle @ Someday Crafts, for featuring my sister's pillow on their blogs!  Thanks also to Jen @ Tatertots and Jello for featuring my sister's pillow on her Facebook page. 

64 comments:

Mel said...

Ohhhh, that's gorgeous.

Your sister is sure to love it.

Life With Lucy said...

So cute! You are so talented! I love the teal felt with the burlap. Thanks for sharing!!!

Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

Oh Brandi I could sing praises for your goodies all day long. I just love seeing your pillows:)

Ange said...

That is a beautiful pillow! I love it! I am sure your sister will love it too. What a great and thoughtful gift.

Julie Harward said...

A very sweet labor of love..beautiful. I am not crafty but I did make a coffee filter wreath..I know, easy! LOL

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Molly said...

That is simply stunning. Your sister is very lucky!
I have run across your blog a couple of times and find it very inspiring! Think I just need to add it to my blog roll! Have a super day!

Sheila said...

Gorgeous pillow and Happy Birthday to your sister.

Jenspire said...

I love this!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Tabitha@InspiredByGiving said...

Once again, you are amazing!!! It looks so perfect and beautiful! What a lovely gift!! You've just given me a great idea for my sis-in-laws birthday!! Wonderful job!

Tanya said...

Such a great gift! You can see the time and care that went into it, which makes it even better,

Pooh said...

will you be posting directions??
thanks for sharing!

Jenni said...

Brandi, that is AMAZING! It looks incredible, and what a wonderful gift for your sister! :) And I see you have done other things with felt on pillows...must check these out, too! I just love felt, it is such a warm and cozy fabric and so perfect for winter!

I hope you have a lovely Friday and weekend! :)

Blessings,
Jenni

michelle said...

What a sweet gift, it is beautiful Brandi! I bet she loved it lots. :)
xoxo

Mark said...

Listen, I know that I'm two days late but I was saving this to when I had more time to reply. Still, I have no time but I wanted to tell you that this pillow is beautiful.
Perhaps you told me where you live but I forget. Anyway, I know you don't live near because I would love for you to sit with me and teach me how to do these things.
I know, I'm rambling. That's because it's 5PM and I'm a little drunk. But believe me, that doesn't take away from my admiration of your work. You are a true Artist in every sense of the word. Maybe one day I can make things like this. In the meantime, I going to assume that you totally neglect your kids to make these things. Really, believing that, is the only thing getting me through.
Alright, listen, I don't feel like reading over my entire comment for typos. So, if you see anything misspelled or that doesn't make sense, just deal with it.
m.

Karen Harper said...

Its gorgeous Brandi, happy birthday to your sister.

Kim said...

Oh my gosh, that is seriously gorgeous! Now I wish I was your sister too haha! I'm sure she's going to love it.

Allison@FabRehab said...

Lady, you should open an Etsy shop and sell these. Too cute!!

Candace said...

Brandi, that pillow is absolutely gorgeous! She is going to love it. Nice job!

Mindie Hilton said...

Your pillow is stunning. I would love for you to share it at Bacon Time's weekly Fri-Monday linky.

Tina said...

So pretty! I'm in GA far away from my sister too (she's in CA). What an awesome gift to show your love from afar!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Love it so I pinned it. Hope you can swing by and join my Creative Bloggers' party & Hop :)

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I'm definitely pinning this one. :)

Megan

Jen Lossing said...

This is really cute. I love all the detail. Homemade gifts are the best!

Debbie {Visual Eye Candy} said...

This looks great! It's very pretty.

Meg said...

Oh my, this is SO pretty!! I'm your newest follower and I would love a return follow. I'd also love if you linked up to my little party: http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/02/show-off-saturday-2.html

Hope to see you there!

Our Delightful Home said...

The pillow is so pretty. I would love for you to stop by and link up at my linky party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Mrs. Delightful
Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

patti west said...

hi Brandi...I love this pillow!!!!! What a fab idea and design! Your sister is a lucky girl. :)

Mommy Papi and Babies Sauri said...

I saw your link at under the table and dreaming. What a beautiful idea. It looks like something I might be able to pull off...maybe.

Thank you for linking up.
Mommy Sauri~
http:casadesauri.blogspot.com

Rhonda said...

That is so pretty - I might have to make myself one of those!

Rhonda @ home.made.

Tales of a Trophy WIfe said...

Lovely! I'd love for you to link it up to my party. You can win a chance of free home decor just for linking up: http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/02/will-craft-for-laughter-and-grace.html
Hope to see you there.

4you-withlove said...

Gorgeous and so easy....thanks so much for sharing. I'm going to have to try this!

Sarah said...

I love this pillow! I am definitely going to have to try making one like this.

Chiwei said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

www.onedogwoof.blogspot.com

Natural-Nesters said...

This turned out so cute! Great job, I love the look of the pillow! I would love it if you would stop by the Naturally-Nifty Linky Party #3 and link this and any other fun project you have up!

-Your newest follower

http://natural-nester.blogspot.com/2012/02/naturally-nifty-linky-party-3-features.html

EmilyJean said...

So gorgeous! I love felt...so versatile, and you've provided a great inspiration!

citystitchin.blogspot.com

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

Love this! We have our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party going on now and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_16.html

Michelle Johnnie said...

Love this one, Brandi!!!! All your pillows are gorgeous. I will feature this this evening at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Your sister is one lucky girl, because that pillow is beautiful! We would love for you to share this at our link party. Our readers would go crazy over this!

Take care! Trish @ Uncommon

www.uncommondesignsonline.com

Janny said...

She's going to love this! No doubt. I love how you put the flower on burlap. I almost bought burlap the last time I was at the store, but couldn't think of anything besides a wreath to make with it. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm pinning this!

Sugarr2518 said...

What the perfect birthday gift! It looks like you put a lot of work into it. Love, love, love!

Balancing said...

This is fantastic! I love the dahlia on flowers! I am sure she is going to love this and so will I once I make one! Thanks for posting about this!

Serendipity and Spice said...

This is beautiful. Came over from Sassy Sites.
melissa

Mrs Mike said...

Wow, what an amazing pillow!! I'm sure your sister will love it! :)

Gumdrop Pass said...

I love this so much! I've included it on my Favorite Friday Finds post :)

You can see it here: http://www.gumdroppass.com/2012/02/favorite-finds-friday-22412.html

Just Jaime said...

So impressive and beautiful! Great job! Isn't it great to realize the dream?

Beth said...

LOVE IT

Lolly Jane said...

What a lucky sistah! it is darn pretty and I love the detail in the center :)

We'd ♥ for you to pop in and share w/ our at our weekend par-tay! XO

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Brandi,
that pillow is so cute. I bet your sister loves it. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

pam {simple details} said...

Your are CRAZY creative!! What a thoughtful gift and sister you are! :)

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

What a fabulous job Brandi! Your sister is sure to love it. Gorgeous!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

A very creative piece and I love the color combinations - a special gift your sister is sure to appreciate. Thank you for sharing!

trumatter said...

GORGEOUS. Here after a while obviously but each time I visit you have something wonderful to show us.

Love it Brandi.

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

This pillow is absolutely gorgeous! I must try to make one of my own!

Stacey said...

Hi Brandi!
I love your pillow and the colors are so nice! Would love if you would come by to link this up to my Creative Inspirations party happening now! I would love to have you!
Stacey of Embracing Change
http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

Mrs. H said...

Thats beautiful! I love it!

Cristina Garay said...

Gorgeous! I love it!

http://www.remodelandolacasa.com

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am visiting via Centsational Girl. I adore your project. So clever!

Happy day, happy spring, happy happy everything!

Elyse said...

What a lovely gift! I bet your sister loved it. Found you on Centsational Girls Spring Party.

Bindu Mallela said...

very creative!!!

Recipes We Love said...

Very cute! Found you by wasy of Sew Many Things party!

Amber
www.recipeswelove.net

thistlewoodfarm said...

That pillow is so cute! I love the color of the flower! Your sister is so lucky!

Thanks for linking up to our party!

blessings,
karianne

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Brandi, such a sweet pillow with such a sweet story ...

So very happy that you linked up to our Pillopalooza slumber party!

:)

Linda

Jamie said...

Wow! I am so impressed with your pillow. It's gorgeous! I'm really loving your blog! ~ Jamie