Saturday, May 22, 2010

Africa Pillow

I was commissioned to do another pillow! I have been SO crazy busy, that I surprised myself when I said that I'd do it. A lovely young woman named Kortney asked me to make her a pillow with the Dallas skyline a year or two ago, and she contacted me again to see if I'd make one about her trip to Mozambique. She wrote to me about how life-changing her experience was, and I just couldn't say no.

She told me about a little boy who made a big impact on her. It was hard for them to communicate because of the language barrier, but when Kortney asked him to sing her a song, she was surprised to hear him sing the word "butterfly" in English. So OF COURSE I had to include some winged beauties on the pillow.

So, here it is Kortney! I hope you like it :). I'll put it in the mail sometime soon.

21 comments:

Mrs. Nepper said...

Seriously adorable! Love it!

Uncanny Colleen said...

Darling! I love it!

***Unrelated Sidenote*** The word for this comment's verification was 'theduck'. Just seemed strange!

Elli said...

It is beautiful and no doubt will mean much to your friend. The butterflies are beautiful and I love the outline around Africa. You did good!

traceyjay said...

It's gorgeous.

And I'm gonna bet just a *little* more special to you since it was Africa...

I've been making pillows lately too. They're so fun!

traceyjay said...

here's the most recent one I've been working on if you want to see.

http://traceyjayquilts.blogspot.com/2010/05/pillow-progress.html

RachelRuelas said...

gorgeous!

sharon said...

love it!

韋于倫成 said...

嗯~蠻不錯耶~~我喜歡 ∩ 3∩........................................

Helen said...

this is so beautiful. How we commission your work? I have a friend returning from a year long mission trip and would love to do something like this for her

emily said...

i am begging you to make me one :) this is the best little craft i have ever seen!

Mary Carole said...

Oh my goodness...I LOVE that pillow! Even more so, I love it because of the story behind it. And...ummm...how many talents do you have, woman?

By the way...still listening to your album repeatedly. So awesome! Keep up the great talents that God has given you! :-)

~ Mary Carole

Joanne said...

That is soooo adorable! How amazingly creative!

Sleepless Stitch said...

Love the pillow!! The colors are beautiful!

Beth :) said...

Oooooo! SO cute! You've inspired me to get a little crafty now this summer... :) Thanks for sharing!

Beth :) said...

By the way, what did you use as the outline for Africa and where did you find the pillows?

Kati said...

that is so wonderful :) you are incredibly talented! But more than that, so thoughtful to take the time to do things like this....it's the little things ;)

-kati bailey

Paige Ellen said...

I love this pillow! It's so pretty! You did a wonderful job!

Jessica Renee said...

HOW, may I ask, did you do this??? This would be the perfect present for a friend of mine who also went to Mozambique a few years ago!

Emmitt and Jane said...

JJ, my 18 yr old daughter is spending the majority of the summer in Uganda, Africa volunteering at an orphanage...I know she would love one of your Africa pillows. Would you be able to make one for her? Thank you for considering!
Jane
janefowler2020@gmail.com

Debbie said...

I LOVE THIS PILLOW!!!!!!!!!!

Debbie

melody said...

God has blessed you with such beautiful talents! if you ever need to sell some of your creations to raise money for something, i'm totally willing to support! i can't imagine how much God delights in seeing his creativity in you :)