Saturday, February 26, 2011

more personalized pillow photos

Yesterday afternoon I took some pictures of my friend's son, Owen, with a personalized pillow. When we were done he started to hand the pillow back to me, and I told him that he could keep it. He was so excited, his reaction really made my day! People have told me "my daughter is going to love this" or "my daughter loves her pillow", but seeing that reaction in person was such a treat.

When I decided to offer personalized throw pillows I was mostly thinking of them as a decor item that would delight moms more than kids, so it's been great to get positive feedback from kids, too!

Friday, February 25, 2011

giveaway alert

How cute are these photographs by Carrie Davis of C. Davis Photography?! I love seeing Charlotte's face right next to the pillow... she's such a cutie!

Also, I wanted to let you know about a giveaway going on over at The Savvy Moms Guide. Be sure to leave a comment there before Wednesday for a chance to win a free personalized pillow!

Friday, February 18, 2011

custom handmade throw pillows for kids

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to finally unveil my newest product line - personalized throw pillows for children! Perfect for adding the finishing touch to a nursery or a child's bedroom. They've been in the works for 3 months. A friend of mine, Jen, inspired by my olliegraphic collection, came up with this super cute all-fabric, completely handmade interpretation of Meg's drawings, and then went all out perfecting the final product.

To make them, Jen starts out with high-quality upholstery fabrics (we're offering 7 colors to begin with); sews on a face cut from muslin (light, medium or dark); then sews on a hairstyle cut from felt; hand-embroiders the eyes, nose, and mouth; hand-embroiders the name (in print or cursive); and finishes the pillow cover with a neatly sewn flap (so the insert is removable). Needless to say, each pillow is truly a labor of love!

Jen made samples for several different photographers, so I'll be adding more product photos soon to my website and Etsy shop, but I couldn't wait another day to share these pillows! I'd love to hear what you think of them.