June 23, 2010

The Bloggerette Sorority...

As requested by our gracious hostess,
Karen of Some Days Are Diamonds,
I'm posting early for our Sorority "Rush" Event.
Karen provided us with this sweet image, and challenged all
of the sorority sisters to create something special using it.
(You can click on any of the photos to enlarge them.)
I had so much fun making this in the studio...
a cushion with "The Girls" front and center.
(You're not surprised, are you?)
I changed the image to sepia-tone and printed it on silk fabric.
Then, I sewed it to the fabric for the front of my cushion,
and hand embroidered each of the flowers and hair treatments
on each of the girls. I especially love the little lace bow in
the hair of the second sweetie from the left.
When I had completed the embroidery, I added vintage lace trim
and sewed in a muslin ruffle. I finished the cushion with vintage
buttons and a muslin and silk flower to add a little flair.
This cushion measures approx. 12" x 17", including the ruffle.

Thanks, Karen, for the challenge. I really had fun with it.
I hope you'll visit Karen's blog and the other Sorority Sisters!


  1. This pillow and the previous pillows are stunning. Your work is breathtaking over the moon beautiful. Happy creating...

  2. Oh Donna, you have outdone yourself again what talent you have to create such beautiful unique things...I have to admit I'm abit jealous!

  3. wow...you did a great job with this ...lovely....just lovely

  4. I love what you did with the challenge. It's beautiful!

  5. Oh Donna - somehow I knew you would create something so precious out of this picture! The hand embroidery is the perfect touch! Now I wish I would have taken the chance to make something too! I'll just have to join later!

    Hugs ~~Connie

  6. Donna

    Your pillow is TRULY a work of art!
    Thanks for sharing, "sis"!


  7. I'm loving it Donna! Whoot Whoot! I KNEW your offering would be fabulous! IT IS!


  8. DONNA!
    What a beautiful pillow! OMG! You just did a wonderful job! All the details! How fun! Where are you going to put it?
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    HAGD! Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

  9. You are a clever cookie Donna. A very nice touch with the embroidered flowers . I wish I could come up with those sorts of ideas.


    PS. Great pics of your studio too. I'd love to spend some time there.

  10. WOW! You really outdid yourself. It's so beautiful. Nice to meet you.

  11. OK Miss Smartie Pants, that's just the most original idea I have seen! Embroidered flowers!!! Girl, you take the cake! How beautiful your work is, no, amazing! And I'll throw in a good word for you, we wouldn't want you blackballed or anything, just because you left out your photo. te he. You made up for it in the wedding post. Your wedding photo is so gorgeous, your dress is scrumptuous!! And your mum is just the cutest thing in the world!
    love ya,

  12. How sweet is this!! And even with embroidery! You rock.

    My 'framed work for initiation/rush' is now posted---scroll down below the flower photos! Do come by if you have time today, I'd love to have you visit with me.

    Hootin' Anni's SHADES OF SUMMER

  13. Donna,

    Your pillow is a treat for the eyes love all the added details you have put into the photo...
    What a perfect rush creation you have made you really are so inspiring....to all your fellow sorority sisters.....

  14. Just gorgeous. I love your creations...glad you are in the sorority!

  15. Hi, from New Jersey. Love your take on the photo. Your hand work is fabulous and love all the small details, so, beautiful. Can't wait for the rest of the upcoming events. Enjoy the rest of the party.

  16. Oh Donna, You always go the Extra Mile ~ Love this Creation, the added embroidery for the Flowers is Incredible! ! !

  17. I love your pillow! It turned out great!

    Good Job Sister!


  18. Oh Donna, you are one creative lady! Your pillows are just incredibly beautiful! I love all of your photographs of all of the stunning weddings too, what a lovely family!


  19. Your work is always so exquisite, and this gorgeous pillow is no exception. Absolutely gorgeous.

  20. I've seen several beautiful pillows,each so pretty and feminine--you gals are all so very creative!

    Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman

  21. Hello blog sister, great project! Nice to meet you

  22. Love your project fellow blog Sista! I love your blog too. Nice to meet you.

    Hugs XX
    Moore Whimsies

  23. Donna, this has to be the most fabulous of all the Bloggerette Sorority creations! What a delicious confection...your love of lace & hand embroidery really shines through. I just ♥ it!

  24. So very pretty Donna, love the ATC card also. Such fine work.

  25. Love your cushion! You are so very talented! Nice to meet another sista!

  26. OMG. Its breathtaking! So glad I found you!

  27. Hello Sista!

    Your beautiful, as all your work, is just exquisite!!!

    I'm looking forward to more Sorority get togethers!!!

    Your Sassy Sorority Sista!

  28. Oh this is fabulous! I so wanted to participate in this but just didn't have enough time. Your pillow is just beautiful! Marva

  29. How beautiful! Nice meeting you here!

  30. Donna, your pillow is absolutely gorgeous, what a great idea to use the girls this way. I am looking forward to the sorority when things settle down around here.

  31. BEAUTIFUL pillow!!! I think you are one of the ones I visited before your post was ready. Then, I didn't remember which ones to go back to. So, now I know you are my Sorority Sister! Yay! Have a lovely Sunday!

    Back Porch Blessings,


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Blessings, Donna