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***PLEASE NOTE: Purchase this custom pet pillow if you DO NOT WANT IT RUSHED. Your custom pillow will be delivered approximately 5-6 weeks from the date I receive notification of your paid order, or if we have had a conversation about the turnaround time, within that time frame. If you want a pillow for gift giving with a quick turn around, please visit this link to order this pillow with the rush option: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/ValsArtStudio/tools/listings/39633570 and purchase ASAP. I can only take a limited number of these custom orders at a time. Thank you!

Personalize your favorite pet on a pillow! Just email me (or send by Etsy Convo) a few photos of your special friend, and I will needle felt a "painting" out of wool roving onto recycled, felted sweater "fabric". I make a collaged background of felted, repurposed sweater wool, use contrasting fabric, ribbon and/or trims to "frame" the picture, back the pillow with a lovely fabric that compliments the front. I stuff the pillow with an eco-friendly non-allergic batting. The measurements are approximately 9 x 11" - 11 x 12" by 3-4" thickness.

This personalized pillow would make a fabulous and unique gift, and will certainly delight the recipient! The pillow is an eye catcher in any room. Please note that this is an art pillow, and should be handled gently. Displaying it on a little used chair or on a guest room bed is the perfect display option. Gentle spot cleaning is recommended. If necessary, the pillow can be VERY gently hand washed and air dried. Do not wash the pillow in the washing machine, as you will ruin it.

I will make your pillow in the box style pillow design. I can also create a ruffled trim border. Send me a convo or leave me a message in the Note to seller box at check out to discuss your options further.

Please note: I need a GOOD QUALITY PHOTO of your pet, with them preferably looking at the camera, or a nice profile view. It is most helpful if you can send me several different images, including a couple of different poses; sitting, lying down, etc. I am able to use a perfect head pose from one photo with a body pose from a second photo. If you have trouble getting your pet to look at the camera, I suggest holding a favorite treat in your hand while taking the photo. (Works great for me- my dog won't take her eyes off the treat!) Note: ALL BLACK PETS are very hard to do, and I will have to add grey and other colors for you to even see the features on a black animal. Email photos to me at ValsArt [!at] me.com, or send them through Etsy Convo.

Please keep in mind that I use felted recycled sweater wool to start with. You can let me know if you have a color preference for the pillow color, but I may not be able to match your color palette exactly. I always allow the colors of the pet to be my guide, and select sweater "fabric" and trims to compliment these colors. I always use neutral colors, and will add an accent of any color you specify. I will create the background out of a 3-5 color combination of wool fabrics. Convo me for additional details, or if you just want to discuss your ideas further. Or, feel free to email me at ValsArt [!at] me.com.

Your pet's name can be added to the design for an additional $25.00. Generally, the finished pillow has to be a little larger if I add a name. Also, I can needle felt two or more pets on the same pillow, but please convo or email me at ValsArt [!at] me.com for a price quote. I put great care into capturing your pet's personality on the pillow, and more than one pet means a larger pillow and twice the felting time. I am happy to create a custom listing just for you, and whichever option works best for you and your pet :o)

I can needle felt other subject matter besides pets, too. Note: I DO NOT needle felt people, sorry. Convo me to discuss your ideas.

Also, regarding the finishing time, I am just ->ME<- making these pillows, and I put my heart and soul into each one in order to get your pet just right. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation! I can take only a VERY limited number of these pillow orders during the holidays, so please plan accordingly and I suggest you PLACE YOUR ORDER EARLY IF YOU WISH TO RECEIVE IT BEFORE MID DECEMBER!

=^_^= Feedback from people who have ordered these pillows:

"It is incredibly lifelike. Gracie is perfectly captured in this pillow. I couldn't be happier! Purchased this pillow for my Mother for Christmas. No doubt she will cherish it. I would not hesitate to purchase another. Thank you so much!" and later, "Mom called saying that she opened her present early and she was in awe. 'It looks just like Gracie! How she do it?' So I told her that you looked into her eyes long enough that you looked into her soul and captured it." (Oh my goodness, what a sweet compliment :o)

"Hi Valerie, OMG! My daughter absolutely LOVES the pillow! You did a fabulous job - I couldn't be happier! My daughter paid you the highest compliment when she said "those are OUR dogs!". She thinks you absolutely captured their personalities - doesn't get any better than that!"

- "OMG! The pillow is exquisite!!! It couldn’t be more perfect! (We) were jumping up and down when we opened it! Rylie, my grand daughter is going to flip. She loves this little dog and has had aspirations for a long time about becoming a Vet. Thanks so much for making this such a special gift for her l6th birthday!"

- (From a customer whose new puppy chewed the needle felted cat away from the pillow, and I had to recreate the image) "I forgot to email you at the beginning of this week to tell you I received my pillow back! I was so super excited and it looks just as wonderful as it did the first time. Thank you so much for taking the time to re work it and wrap it with such care and love. It is now placed high up and away from Max so he can’t get to it. I will treasure it for the rest of my life."

Thank you for checking out my shop, and especially for supporting my handmade efforts!

Frequently asked questions about ValsArtStudio

Yes, during certain times of the year. I can only take a certain number of custom orders during the holiday gift-giving season, so please place your order early so we can assure you will receive it in time. Convo me and I am happy to answer any questions you have :o)
My items are created by hand in my smoke free and hypo-allergenic pet environment. I wash all my fabrics prior to construction. I make my items using the technique of needle felting using loose wool fiber. You may carefully hand wash and air dry your item, but please DO NOT machine wash or dry, or you will risk ruining the needle felted portion of the art, as well as shrinking the fabric. Dry cleaning is also recommended. Every item comes with care instructions on the tag.
Most every item in my shop will come wrapped in tissue, tied with a bow, with my shop's business card inserted under the bow. It makes for a perfect ready-to-give gift. If you desire something special, or want me to include a hand written note, I am happy to do so. Please leave me a note in the "message to seller" box during check out.
Yes! Certain items in my shop are available for wholesale. I am an Etsy Wholesale seller. Send me a convo and I will be happy to forward you my line sheet. And thanks for asking!

Taking NO RUSH Custom Orders -Personalized Needle Felted Pet Pillows made from Recycled Sweater Fabric - Custom Dog or Cat Wool Portrait


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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: recycled wool sweater fabric, wool roving, cotton fabric, cotton polyester fabric, ribbon trim, organic cotton and bamboo batting
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 77 reviews
  • Favorited by: 202 people