Have you ever noticed that all my diy posts are really about my mom diy-ing? They should actually be called MDI (mom did it).
The latest project was the ring pillow. I actually helped a little this time. I wanted something like Martha's (oh-so-ubiquitous) flower pillow (above), and played around with making the blossom.
Step 1: Cut ovals out of stiff, light fabric (here, I used some scrap muslin)
Step 2: Pinch the center of each oval and stitch. Martha's instructions suggest twisting floral wire in the middle to achieve the pinching effect (but I didn't have any).
Step 3: After pinching about 15 petals, I put them one on top of the other then basted (lightly sewed) them together through the middle. (See how ubiquitous the flower pillow is? I even printed out Etsy artist, Eizen's, version to compare.)
And here's the final product. The edges of the muslin are fraying, so I'll have to put a little glue or something on them.
What do you think? What are you doing for a ring pillow?
[UPDATE: We're opening an Etsy shop! We're in the planning phases right now and stocking our inventory (read: making pillows and purses!). If you're interested in one of these, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'M GIVING AWAY FREE custom ring pillows to the first five orders).]