Thursday, 3 January 2013

Old Friends Pillow Cover

I've had this Nancy Halvorsen pattern for quite some time - it's from Art to Heart and the date on the package is 1997, and I love the saying "It takes a long time to grow an old friend". This is the little wallhanging I made from the kit that was included in the pattern and I've had it in my Etsy shop for a long time until it sold late in 2012.
"It takes a long time to grow an old friend" wallhanging
 Someone saw the wall hanging at one of the craft sales I was at and wanted the pattern made into a pillow for her friend. We brightened up the colours to match her home decor and changed the haircolours to match the two friends and voila!
 A little hand stitching was added to secure the fused applique and to make it a little more durable.
"It takes a long time to grow an old friend" pillow cover
It's meant to have a 16" pillow form, but all I had on hand was a 14", so the pillow looks a little flat here, but it's such a great gift for one of those forever friends and I'm so pleased to be part of this special gift!



  1. What a great gift idea. I really like the brighter colors!

  2. I love this saying and the pattern is a lovely one! Great conversion to a pillow.

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