Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A little House

I sketched this design in Sunday School this week. Naughty me, I was listening, really I was, but I had a pen and paper in front of me and, well, there you have it. My gift to you. This is my give away and I think it is especially appropriate. The heart shape to symbolize love and the little house as a recognition of where most of our hearts lie. At home.
I thought Black and white would work in most homes and I love how it turned out. I put a band of the sweetest black and white Anna Griffin Toile on the side and used my own hand made cording to trim the front. I need to brush up on my embroidery skills, Lord, It's been years since I embroidered, another thing my dear grandmother taught me as a little girl, but I think I am happy with the way it turned out for now:>) I used some vintage buttons from grandmothers stash for the flowers too. Just a dash of my fave color to spark things up. So leave a comment, in fact if you are a follower, leave a comment telling me that too for another chance to win! I will announce the winner Next Monday the 24th.
Now I need to go make myself one of these, and maybe some for the shop?


LindaSonia said...

Oh my gosh, this is the cutest pillow ever!! Love the colors soo much and more than that I love that you sketched it during Sunday School. I love that!

Woe is me but does the #1 post ever win a giveaway :( :) - I vote for making some for the shoppe ;)

Not sure what it means to be a follower, but you're on my Google Reader list - does that count?

LindaSonia (baddabinda@yahoo.com)

sherry ♥ lee said...

Kathy,I can't think of anything better you could have sketched while in Sunday School...home? love? Isn't that what we learn at Church? For sure!

This is simply beautiful...the black and white with pops of red are striking and anyone would be thrilled to win this!!

You know I'm a follower (I'll follow wherever you go!!! hee!!), and love to come and visit even if I didn't have you on my follow list.

400 posts and each one of them has been amazing!! Here is to 400 more!!! ♥

Rhondi said...

Hi Kathy
The pillow is adorable and would be very happy living in my home. I would take very good care of it. ;) I am one of your followers and have been a fan since the first day I found you.
Hugs, Rhondi


This tuly shows that you are only thinking happiest thoughts at church! Your little keepsake is an adorable idea! Would love to win it! Of course I'm a follower!

Stacey said...

That is the cutest pillow ever! You just have a gift with sewing. Maybe you'd better put one of those on your Etsy for those of us who don't win! I love it. ;)

Rose Haven said...

Oh goodness...what an adorably precious pillow! I'd love to win it!!

Adrienne said...

What a darling little pillow. It looks like you did OK sketching during Sunday School. Nothing too over the top that took your mind away from the class time! Whoever wins this give-away will be most blessed to have your little drawing on the heart. It looks like something right from your heart to us! ~Adrienne~

Jane said...

Kathy, I am new to the world of blogging and I must say yours is so inspiring, uplifting AND classy. Believe me when I say that the first thing I do when I get up in the morning (coffe in hand, of course) is to read your blog.....your black/white/red pillow is fabulous---I am a black/white check officiando. I can think of many places in my home where your pillow would be, well, right at home!


Diva Kreszl said...

How precious!!! I jus love hearts and this is just too cute...of course I expected nothing less. as a follower of your blog I know that everything you post is eye candy!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Kathy! You made that for me right?? It is my colors after all!! It is adorable. Please enter me in this wonderful giveway....

Elizabethd said...

That is just sao lovely, and oh, wouldnt I love to win it!
Yes, I'm a follower.

Karen said...

This is so sweet! I can think of just the right place for it in my home:o) I don't always comment, but I read every post!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

That is such a sweet little pillow! We love the "home" coming out of the smoke.
Karla & Karrie

aimee said...

ADORABLE! well you could say the Lord gave you the idea while you were in Sunday School :) i love it. i can't believe you made your own cording! it is a labor of love :)

aimee said...

i am a follower. sometimes being a follower is ok :)

Tricia Anne said...

What a darling heart! :o) It is one of my favorite creations by you! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Anonymous said...

Kathy, Oh Yes! I am a follower. In fact, lately I have been re-reading some of your past posts. I think I am at October, 2006.

I love the little pillow and I agree with "Stacey" from above. You need to make one of those for your Etsy shop.....maybe more than one. :-)

Love, Debb

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

KATHY!!!!!!!! I love that!!! It is one of the cutest things ever. You are so talented :) I love anything with a little cottage on it too :) You're a doll!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

On I forgot, YES!!!!!!!!! Please make some for your shoppe :):)

Laurie and Chris said...

Very cute! I love the black and white.

Inspired Tokens said...

Kathy, I truly feel you have outdone yourself this time. What an adorable little heart pillow! Really, it's just adorable. I will keep my fingers crossed (doubly crossed) that I will be the winner. Please do make some up for the shop though, for if I don't win ...I will certainly have to purchase one! I believe that listening in church with paper and pencil in hand gives you true inspiration!

PS ..My new Nikon L100 camera is wonderful. It's so easy to use and takes fantastic photo's! Just thought I'd leave the camera review since I know you are looking for a new one.

Inspired Tokens said...

PS ...I forgot to mention I'm a follower ...who wouldn't be with you beautiful blog.

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

LOL! Penny thinks you made it for her, but I know you made it for me!
Love it! It's so cute! Absolutely make some for your Etsy shop! I have you on my bloglines does that count?



Hi Kathy!!!
LOVE the Pillow!! If I don't win one...I sure hope you will make more. Just darling!!

CONGRAT'S on your 400th POST!!!


I won't tell your SS teacher that you were drawing instead of listening LOL


Hi Kathy,
I am also one of your "followers"...
sure hope that darling pillow comes to MN!!!
You do such nice work.
Come visit me sometime!
Deb :)

Thanks for having such a Awesome giveaway!!

Gretchen said...


At least you were "in" Sunday School when you came up with the idea. I was probably "in" bed.

I am a follower and would love to be entered in your drawing.


KarenHarveyCox said...

I love this design, I can see the love you sewed into this heart too. I am pretty sure I follow you, but I will check to make sure when I finish this comment. Have a lovely day. I used to make cards with cottages on them and they said "Some Houses Just Make You Smile"...that's how I feel about your creations.


bee'nme said...

Oh Kathy - you've outdone yourself!! This pillow is just the cutest THANG!! (as we say in the south) I LOVE the colors...PERFECT!! And the fact that it was born of an inspiration during Sunday School just makes it that much more special!!

I am indeed a follower of your precious blog and I am looking forward to MANY more posts from you dear one! CONGRATULATIONS on 400 - that's an awesome milestone!

And yes, I think this design would be a big hit on Etsy for sure!!

Have a great week!

Hugs & Blessings,
Becky S.

They call me Estatez... said...

What a sweet little pillow. Looks like you did a fabulous job. It would look really cute on the bed in my guest room redo.


parTea lady said...

That is really pretty. I love the black and white with a touch of red.

Angela said...

I would love to win your cute little pillow! It is soooo cute!


Angela said...

I'm also already a follower and would love a second chance at winning your cute pillow!


Dolly said...

Dearest Kathy,
congrats on reaching 400 wonderful posts!
You have inspired me and gave me hope and often times made me see things differently!
Thank you dear friend!

God Bless you

P.S. that is the sweetest cottage pillow and the story that goes with it makes it extra sweet! :-)

Dolly said...

Oops forgot to note....
I am a follower and faithful visitor!



Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Gosh, that's gorgeous Kathie! Your stuff always is, though....I've enjoyed following your blog for quite some time and have enjoyed your ETSY shoppe, too!

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

it's so sweet! I love the "smoke" coming out of the chimney! I've got you on my google reader...am I a follower?

Mimi Sue said...

I adore that pillow! It will look so great in my house! I am now a follower, I just signed up. You are just the cutest, ever. Mimi

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

This is just too cute! You KNOW I love it already!!! The little details of the flowers and different fabrics are precious! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Please add my name in the hat and I will be posting this on my sidebar!!


Jackie said...

Too cute! :-)
Add me in the drawing too please.

Elise said...

Hi, just wanted to leave a comment to say how much I've enjoyed reading your posts today. You have a really interesting blog & great pictures too. Best wishes

Sandi Hixson said...

i am on Miss Julie's computer, as i am out of town...but saw this darling pillow and cannot resist trying for it! precious! it is kind of Mary Englebreit-ish, don't you think? i am a fan of ME and black and white...with dashes of red, that is! i will be a follower from this day forth!..my email is ugogrl52@windstream.net...blessings to you...i have a blog too...will be in touch when i get home...

Sharon said...


That is just adorable!!! Congratulations on 400 posts!Please enter me in your giveaway. I love your blog.


Sharon said...

I'm a follower too! Thanks Kathy :)

Anonymous said...

mom. I am not a follower lol. I just live here :) I love your SHOP! you are awesome!!! xxooxxoo

Kathleen Grace said...

I love you sweetheart, and it doesn't matter if you are a folloower becasue you are ineligible to win:>P

Anonymous said...

Please enter my name into the drawing for your sweet pillow! I started following your blog a good while ago. I love your little birdies....so sweet. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Kay - No Central Texas

vwestermeyer said...

what a sweet little pillow. I found your blog thru another (gosh I can't remember which one now) and I adore yours. I can't wait to come back again

Brenda said...

I love your pillow, so cute!
I would love to WIN!

Thank you! =)

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

This is such a sweet pillow and I've a bench just waiting for it :0). I "now" follow and hope that I can be entered in your give a way.
Thank you and have a great day

Firefly Hill said...

Kathy, you always make the cutest things...I adore my apron and the little burlap sachet too! One talented lady you are....I love your newest creation.



Lee Laurie said...

This little pillow is precious! I love it!

blushing rose said...

What a darling homey pillow ... I love it.

A follower ~
TTFN ~Marydon

Bliss said...

Oh #53 here siging in!
That is just a wonderful piece of art and soo soooo cute!
Me and Anna Griffin are really tight so I think I should win it ;)

Amber said...

Oh this pillow is so adorable!!! I would love to have it on my couch, if I don't win I just may have to recreate one of my own! :D So cute!!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Kathy,
I just found your blog though Becky-Sweet Cottage Dreams. I love it. Please enter my name for a chance to win your "Home Made Pillow". I love home made, the fact that you took your time and love and put it into creating this sweet pillow for the home,is just the best give away.
I will be visiting often,
Take care and enjoy your day,

Anonymous said...

I'm a Cathy, you're a Kathy, wouldn't you like to be a Cathy, too? (Please excuse my warped sense of humor.) Because you were in Sunday School when this pillow design came to you, it must have been because you have built your home upon "THE ROCK". Your work is adorable, and your blogs are a blessing. Continue in good health and great joy, knowing how you uplift others. Love in Christ, Cathy.

Judi said...

Hi Kathy
What a darling little pillow...so sweet. Thats exactly right our heart is at home.
Please enter me into your draw and I'm also a Follower!
thank you!

Marilyn said...

Hi Kathy, that little pillow is gorgeous. I follow your blog and would love to be entered in your giveaway :) Marilyn xoxo

Julie said...

Oh my goodness, Kathy! This pillow is utterly adorable! Your ideas are so unique and I love them! Happy 400th post! WOW! I hope to get back to blogging soon and will aspire to reach 400 myself! Thank you so much for creating such a special giveaway, and for your Beautiful blog!

following along, ;-)

Shirl said...

Hi Kathy, how sweet this little heart is and the embroidery just makes it even sweeter. Please enter my name for your drawing, I am a follower!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Helen said...

Cutest pillow I've ever seen :)

Alison Gibbs said...

Kathy what a cute little creation, The colors are wonderful.
Thanks for dropping by and alwayas leaving such sweet comments
Take care

Gingerbread said...

Hi Kathy, what a sweet story, lovely detail on your cushion and a pretty design. I would love to entered in your giveaway please. best wishes Julie.C

Lynda said...

Your pillow is so cute. Hope I win it!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, isn't that the CUTEST pillow ever!!


blessings to you, Kathy!!

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a lovely house pillow. Please enter me.

Irma :)

Martha said...

Please enter me.What a cute pillow! Thanks for the chance!


Tracy said...

Oh.my.goodness! That is the cutest pillow I have EVER seen! I came here by way of Judy of Just a Little Something for You. I'm so happy I did! (I'm sorry I didn't see you long ago!) I'll have to become a follower and scroll back through what I've missed. I'd love the chance to win your adorable pillow. Thanks!


Sue said...


Aubrey said...

after peeking at your blog for awhile I am now a follower...I also would love a chance to win this adorable pillow for my black and white bedroom. All your pics are wonderful inspiration to me!

Linda said...

What a sweeet pillow..I love it....the little button flowers are the cutest touch. hugs, Linda

Susie Q said...

You know I love yor work!! This is just so precious! Perfect colors!!
The little button flowers are the perfect touch!

Have a sweet weekend!

Looking Forward said...

Follower, here. Love the b/w cottage pillow. We just moved from our old home of 30+ years to a new community and a newer home. My colors? B/W w/ red accents! Perfect! Have a great day.
Jodi in Texas