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!


35 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Createology said...

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

Andi's English Attic said...

That's just beautiful. xx

Michelle May said...

Beautiful my friend. Love the trim!

Vintage Sandy said...

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!

DeeDee said...

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

Auntie Em said...

Wow! A work of art!

Deb said...

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

she dreams big! said...

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

The Paper Princess said...

Donna

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

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

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

xoRebecca

Karen said...

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

te_roti said...

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.

Minimiss

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

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

So pretty and elegant looking. Good Job!!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

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

Debra@Common Ground said...

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,
Debra

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

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

Maria said...

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.....

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

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

zandra said...

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.
Hugz,
Zandra

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

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

Liz said...

I love your pillow! It turned out great!

Good Job Sister!

~Liz

Nancy's Notes said...

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!

Nancy

Lululiz said...

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

Charlene said...

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

Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman

Amy P said...

Hello blog sister, great project! Nice to meet you

Barbara said...

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

Hugs XX
Barbara
Moore Whimsies

Rettabug said...

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!

The Rustic Victorian said...

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

porter place cottage said...

Love your cushion! You are so very talented! Nice to meet another sista!
Terrie
(Colorado)

Lynn Stevens said...

OMG. Its breathtaking! So glad I found you!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Hello Sista!

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

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

xxoo
Your Sassy Sorority Sista!

purplepaint said...

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

sandy said...

How beautiful! Nice meeting you here!
sandy

Debby said...

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.
Hugs,
Debby

Our Back Porch said...

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,
Rebecca

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