I made this pillow the other night for a friend, and I kinda love it.
Wood Grain, PS, is SUPER fun (and speedy!) to carve. I used an eco carve printing to plate, which is a dream to carve, and has a nice larger size which I wanted for this long and skinny (1/2″ by like 5″) stamp. I made a simple envelope pillow form and then basted around the edges with some pretty coral yarn. The fabric is thrifted, and the paint is black screen printing ink.
As much as I hand print, I don’t think I’ll ever get over the lovely variation in saturation that it creates.
For tips on hand printing, start here. The pillow pictured behind is one of a pair that I made about a year ago but never blogged about.
Have you guys turned into Christmas-heads yet? I’m about there, just finishing up a few projects before I head into moving-mode. I had big plans to make presents for all my large family, but alas, I may have to rethink that idea as we’ll just be trying to settle into our new house next month. Tears. Are you geared up for a homemade Christmas? Do you have a rule of thumb when it comes to gifting homemade? It’s a delicate balance because making stuff–for me–is the best part of Christmas because of how FUN it is to think about and love the person you’re making for. BUT! Sometimes diy-ing it can become this huge burden and overwhelming to-do list that ends up robbing you of all your time and thoughts. How do you balance it?