Meet my bird pillow:

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I made this in my sewing class yesterday.  On Friday morning, I was unsure where I was going to put a new rose pillow.  I thought about making it for the window seat on our staircase landing, but couldn’t find any fabric I was crazy about.  I thought about making it for one of the girls, but I was pretty sure the ribbon roses wouldn’t hold up to being thrown on the floor and jumped on.  So the guest room it was.  It’s all a bit humorous seeing that the guest room isn’t even painted and has nothing in it that looks good with this pillow.  But when I get finished, I am sure it will fit right in.

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I decided to embroider the bird to add a bit of interest to the insert.  I had planned on framing the image with some gingham ribbon, but my instructor suggested the Freshcut bias tape. Perfect, I thought.  I then added the ric rac.  The little ribbon roses and leaves set it all off.  I am thrilled with the end result.  I love my new pillow!

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Here’s a peek at the back.  Since the day I learned to put a zipper in a pillow, I haven’t done it any other way.  It is surprisingly easy, looks professional and allows me to change it or clean it without any hassle at all.

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So now that the pillow is finished, time to paint the room.  I’m off to spackle some holes before the Oscars!

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