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The Blissful Life~ A Flower-Filled Pasture

This is a wonderful, one of a kind, hand smocked, hand embroidered pillow; an original, of my own design that's sure to brighten any room. This reversible pillow is made from 100% cotton, stuffed with polyester fiberfil, back & front- and is completely machine washable. The front is a white cotton with a mini-floral, white design etched on it. I have hand smocked & hand embroidered it using the method of combining smocking & embroidery that I've created for my dresses . The embroidery allows me to do the artwork that I love so much while the smocking creates a nice background and a design that beautifully frames the embroidered scene.

The back of the pillow and second ruffle are also 100% cotton and are created from a gorgeous, top-quality, Laura Ashley mini- print fabric. If a new look is desired, the pillow can be flipped over and the back be used as the front, (as pictured in the 5th photo.).

Creating this pillow has been a painstaking challenging process that's taken several weeks to complete. The ruffle on the front is machine stitched to a piece of piping that is then hand-stitched using tiny stitches, to the perimeter of the smocked/embroidered section. The back ruffle is machine stitched to the matching backing and the entire piece, (backing & ruffle,) are then hand-stitched with hundreds of tiny stitches all the way around the pillow again.

This pillow is a piece of art for whatever room it is placed in and it's so versatile it looks wonderful almost everywhere. It is perfect for a baby or child's room, making a great pillow to sit against the back of a rocking chair or on top of a bed. It adds an excellent shabby-chic feel to a cottage or cabin, and looks wonderful with white wicker furniture. It's soft colors of lavender, white, & a soft blue-green, enable it to blend nicely with a large variety of decor and it's refreshing country scene of two lambs eating their way through a summer pasture is sweet as well as beautiful. This pillow really needs to be seen, as it's so unique it defies description and even to some extent, photos!

* Approx.Pillow measurements- From lower ruffle to ruffle- 16 1/2" X 15"
Smocked/embroidered section is 8 1/2" X 6 1/4"
*( The cotton fabric has been pre- washed to eliminate shrinking.) 100% cotton with polyfil stuffing- Machine wash, warm; gentle cycle, preferrably in pillow case or laundry bag for added protection ~ or may be hand washed
*This listing is for the embroidered/smocked pillow in the photos. The lamb & bunny in a few pictures are for sale in separate listings in my shop. This listing is for the pillow ONLY

Judy & Pippin (my bedlington terrier helper)

Art Pillow, Hand Embroidered & Hand Smocked, Shabby Chic, Cottage, Baby Decor


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cotton, thread, embroidery floss, polyfil
  • Only ships within United States.
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