A little billet-doux to everyone reading from Chez Ville de Porc. Thank you so very much for reading Pigtown*Design. We love that you take the time from your busy day to read what I am chattering on about. It pleases me greatly when you leave thoughtful and funny comments, and add to the general discussion.
It’s quiet here today and we’re gearing up for another few inches of snow tomorrow. When will it ever end? I’ve had time to really play with my sewing machine, which, for those who asked, is a Singer Simple.
For a Valentine’s present for my mother, I went over to DeBois and sourced some fabrics. I found Daisy Daisy, a David Hicks fabric from 1970, which has been edited by Ashley Hicks for Groundworks. I also found a linen with some birds on it. Since the colours were similar, I decided to add the bird print over the Hicks pattern. I went to Ikea and bought some down pillow forms, and I used the 20x20 one for this pillow. Since the cover was a little too big for the insert, I ran a row of stitching around the edge to make a bit of a border. I don’t know how to sew at all and didn’t have a pattern, so this was all trial and error. What do you think?
I also made another pig-adillo. It is even stranger than the first one. I think that I need to find another pattern. He’s got funny blue eyes from my button collection. When I lived in Wales, I used to haunt the charity shops there to add to my collection of French-Ivory handled cutlery and I would always find wonderful buttons that the volunteers would cut off clothes and sew onto a card. I have dozens of them. Connor and I wish all of you a lovely and happy Valentine’s Day! We love you!!!