"Loves Me" Valentine Pillow...

After many months, I finally did it.  I had the urge to bust out the ol' Singer {blow off the dust }and make a Valentines Pillow using a Kiwi Lane Designs template.  Say whaaat?  You used a scrapbooking template? Yes, I did.

I'm Blog Hoppin' today with the Kiwi Lane gals, sharing my "Loves Me" Valentine Pillow inspired by one of there flower templates.  If you've hopped from my blog buddy Arin, at A Piece of Life's Pie your on track, otherwise, head back to the  Kiwi Lane Blog.

Loves Me Valentine Pillow

Loves Me Valentine Pillow


I like to sew.  I'm  not very good at it though 'cause exact measuring isn't my thing...Gasp!  I sorta just wing it when it comes to sewing projects but even with my limited sewing skills, I knew I could make a pillow.  

Kiwi Lane sent me the Paradise  templates to create with.  Paradise meaning tropical.  Like beach and fish tropical.   It's Winter.  Since I'm always up for a creative challenge, the flower template caught my eye and inspired me to create something with a Valentine theme.  


Kiwi Lane Paradise Template


Typically, I'd create a project out of paper but this time I chose to create something out of fabric.  Pink Houndstooth Fabric that is.  

Kiwi Lane Paradise Template


Kiwi Lane Paradise Template


To make the flowers, I ironed the fabric on to Heat n Bond adhesive, traced the template with a sewing pencil and cut them out.  Even though I'm a novice sewer,  I do know Heat and Bond iron on adhesive makes life easier.  For real.


Iron On Vinyl

Iron On Vinyl Sentiment


I added heart embellishments in the center of each flower and used my Silhouette to cut out a "loves me" sentiment using white iron on vinyl.  First time user of iron on vinyl....pretty cool stuff right there!

I wanna give a BIG thanks to the gals at Kiwi Lane for inviting to be a part of there February Blog Hop.  

Jennifer at Northwest Stamper is next on the Hop.  


    ** Blog Hop Rules**
    The blog hop will run through 11:59 PM MST on Sunday FEBRUARY 9TH.   A random winner from ONE of the participating blogs will be given a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop for leaving a comment.  The winner will be announced on the Kiwi Lane blog on Thursday, FEBRUARY 13TH



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    34 comments:

    1. YIKES!!! First of all, you chose HOT PINK...my FAV color! Next, you chose a pillow...I need it! Cute design and great use of the templates!
      Now following with Bloglovin' & Pinterest. Hope you can do the same!
      I'm so happy to share this KLD blog hop with you!
      Creative Wishes
      Claire S.
      www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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    2. well you outdid yourself for a "newbie sewer"! Could have fooled me. I love this whole project! Genius!

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    3. Thanks for sharing...makes me want to make a pillow for a V-day gift...(no sewing machine though)...I guess I'll transfer this idea to a layout with paper...thanks for the idea!

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    4. Extremely creative use of templates!!! I love that material :)

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    5. VERY FUN! love the "daisy" Love Me theme!

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    6. Super cute...happy weekend to you!

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    7. I love the color of the pillow-- and how clever to do something outside the box :-) Thanks for sharing.

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    8. For a "newbie sewer" you could have fooled me! I LOVE THIS! I want this on my couch right now!

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    9. Very good idea! I think I might even be able to pull this off.

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    10. Thank you for the idea of using the templates on fabric. I have been sewing for a long time and I can tell you that you did a lovely job. Makes me want to add some fabric designs to my sewing projects. Thank you.

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    11. so creative - I never would have thought to use the templates for a project like this - love it!!

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    12. Great idea to make a pillow with this flower template--perfect for Valentine's day.

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    13. Fabulous job!
      Great use of the
      templates here.
      Carla from Utah

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    14. Hot pink is my favorite color! Love the fabric choice and heart centers. Super, super cute!

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    15. Just amazing -- love this unique project!! So glad to be hopping with you! :)

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    16. What a cute pillow and great way to use the templates!!

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    17. What a pretty pillow, I love the color. I wish I knew how to sew, thanks for sharing.

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    18. Wonderful pillow, love to see other uses for our supplies. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    19. What a fantastic idea! I am by no means a sewer, but I think I could try something like this too. Thanks for the encouraging project!

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    20. Super cute pillow! What a great idea and totally different than the beachy theme from the templates. Love it.

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    21. What a fun project and a great use for templates.

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    22. Fun easy project, I can see a summer pillow with fish and shells and a spring one with flowers! Thanks for the idea.

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    23. I don't sew, but my mother does. Maybe I could convince her to make me one of these beautiful pillows.

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    24. Never thought of using the templates for sewing!! Very cute!!

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    25. I LOVE the pillow! I also am going to use the idea of putting hearts in the middle of my Paradise flower.... so cute! Thank you for sharing

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    26. Multi uses makes the templates more enticing!!! Love, love the pillow, too cute!!!!

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    27. I'm loving your bright pink Valentines pillow!!! Super sweet!
      ~Kim

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    28. Oh this is such a cute pillow. What a creative way to use the design templates. Thanks for sharing.

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    29. Really pretty your pillow. Love it! Thanks for sharing tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime:)
      Hope you have a wonderful week!
      Hugs from Portugal,

      Ana Love Craft
      www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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