My daughter loves animals as much as I do. She has two pets--a very large black cat she adopted from a shelter as a kitten, and a three-legged cattle dog mix (also a rescue animal). I found this little wooden block with a very sweet sentiment ($5 at Gordman's) and will use it on a shelf.
I wanted something to reflect her cat, so I checked out these cat pillows at cafepress. They are very cute, but $20 plus shipping was more than we wanted to spend.
I decided to design my own pillow.
I did some research on iron-on transfers, and settled on this one, which uses an inkjet printer to print directly on fabric. It comes with three sheets, at a cost per sheet of just over $1.
The sheet is 200 thread count cotton. I was very happy with the way it came out of the printer.
After cutting out my oval, I ironed it on my black fabric (a remnant I bought years ago for next to nothing).
When I bought the transfer sheets, I also bought some black ribbon.
After stuffing my pillow, I stitched the ribbon around the oval.
And, here is the finished pillow! Total cost (including fiberfill) about $4.
I may add more ribbon so she can hang the pillow, but we shall see!
Next week, a bigger project is in store!
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