Apr 12, 2015

Hedgehog Happiness!

My youngest daughter has been decorating her nursery in a woodland animal theme.  To add to the fun, and to give her some lumbar support while nursing, I made her a pillow.


I drew inspiration from this design I found on the internet.  I can't find the original source, but I believe the company is Cocoa Mint Kids.


I cut the various pieces from fabrics that were already in my stash and used fusible webbing to hold them in place.


I then machine appliqued around the fabric.


The details were done by embroidering a variety of stitches.  It helped pass the time as I spent a total of 5 hours on a school bus with my youngest son for his most recent field trip!


Decorative vintage buttons were used for the flower centers.


 Small black buttons were used for the eyes.  Two sizes of black pom-poms were used for the hedgehog's noses.


I finished the edges of the pillow with large piping cut on the bias from some of the fabric that is already used in her nursery.


It was a fun project and should add a pop of cheerfulness to the nursery!

I like to link to these great parties!

For more inspiration, you can check out the toad stool foot stool I recovered for the nursery here, and how I fixed the little guy's dresser here!

13 comments:

  1. This is an absolutely adorable pillow! From one grandmother to another, have fun with your grandchild.
    http://xoxograndma.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, Joy! We are having lots of fun with the little guy!

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  2. Such a cute little pillow Susan! adorable hedgehogs!

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  3. An awesome cushion, Susan!!! I just love the detail with the added stitching you have done.

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    1. Thanks for the feature, Pam! I hadn't embroidered in such a long time, but it was fun project to work on!

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  4. Oh how gorgeous is that!!! I just love your mushroom as well so rushed on to the dresser and Oh - there he is! What a handsome little man! Enjoy!! :)

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    1. Thank you! It's been fun working on the nursery for the little guy!

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  5. So cute, i love the little hedgehog and flower :-)

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  6. What a cute little cushion. Love the applique work and choice of fabric for the design.. Love it!

    -FarZain
    @http://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.ae/

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    1. Thank you! It was fun to create with bits and pieces that were just lying around the sewing room!

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate the feedback and always look forward to reading what you have to say! Susan