hand embroidered modern decor with a way with words

Ottawa, Canada · 702 Sales

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Last updated on Jul 5, 2018

Returning soon!
pillow covers :: coffee sleeves :: sachets :: home decor :: cards :: magnets

Visit me!
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/pillowheaddesigns
Instagram : @pillowheaddesigns
Tumblr: http://pillowhead-designs.tumblr.com/


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hand embroidered :: cozy :: cute :: accessories

Before pillowhead was a twinkle in my eye, I loved to create things; weaving, drawing, paper craft, sewing. In 2005, I embroidered a pillow as a baby shower gift. In 2006, I discovered the wonderful world of Etsy through my husband's constant web surfing. So I decided to give it a try and I'm still here!

I find that embroidering by hand is a slow, calming process. The placement of every stitch has to be right, and can't be rushed. In the end, I get something that I feel is unfussy and modern looking, produced by the age old process of hand embroidery. I like to stitch words because I love words. How can you not feel optimistic sitting next to a pillow that says 'happy'? Or tranquil snuggling with a pillow that tells you to 'relax'?

I also have an interest in typography and printmaking. I am exploring linocut printing and carving out medieval style letters and printing them makes me feel that I am again making something new in a manner that is very old. Soon I hope to share some of my prints in my shop.

My customers are very important to me, and I feel so fortunate when someone decides to purchase from me. I make everything with care and I hope you will enjoy browsing through my shop.

Thanks for taking the time to read and support handmade artisans.

Shop members

  • Angela

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    crafty mama and creator of all things in the shop. everything at pillowhead is handmade by my own two hands, packaged with care and sent to a new home - will it be yours?

Shop policies

Last updated on July 6, 2018
Thank you for visiting pillowhead designs!

All the embroidery in the shop is done by my own two hands, making each piece unique.

Here is some information if you are considering a custom request:

Color Choices:

I use DMC embroidery floss in all my work. A color chart can be found here: http://yarntree.com/075dmcolors.jpg

FELT: All the felt I use is made from recycled plastic bottles.
Many of the felt colors are pictured in various products, so please contact me if you need to see the actual color before deciding. The following felt colors are (usually) available:
white | antique white (ivory)
red | baby pink | shocking pink
orange | yellow | gold (in between yellow and orange)
violet | orchid (slightly darker purple)
kelly green | neon green | sage green
baby blue | cadet blue | royal blue
tan | walnut brown | cocoa
silver grey | smoke grey | black

Many of my patterned pillows are one of a kind. Many solid colors are available - I will do my best to obtain the one you request.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Because of the time consuming nature of my craft, there are NO RETURNS on CUSTOM orders. I do work diligently with each customer to ensure that the item meets specifications.
I accept payment via Paypal, credit cards and Etsy gift cards. Please make payment upon purchasing.

If you wish to cancel a purchase, please send me a message through Etsy within 48 hours of purchasing.
**IMPORTANT** Please note that the BUYER is responsible for any and all CUSTOMS and BROKERAGE FEES from the shipping of a purchase. So if you're not sure, check with your country's regulations before you buy.

I ship all my items via CanadaPost regular air mail. Shipping times vary between 1 to 3 weeks from the shipping date. Your purchase will be marked as 'shipped' the day your package is mailed. Do contact me if you have any concerns about your package. If you are outside of Canada, please be aware that there may be delays due to customs.

To keep shipping costs low, this method of shipping does not have a tracking option. If you wish to upgrade, please let me know and I can quote you a price.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome any inquiries regarding custom orders. At this time, I am not in a position to do consignment. I will consider doing wholesale for my smaller items.

To see my previous custom orders, please check my Sold section or here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pillowhead_designs/sets/72057594125774125/