Monday, July 4, 2011

Pretty Little Things

Sometimes I really can't decide what I like best...
 
vintage lace
a pretty floral print fabric
striped ticking
a fluffy, downy pillow to lay my head

well... they almost all came together...


this little gem has all of the above except a place for my head - it's only about 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" in size!
I saw this pillow pin cushion in a quilting book and couldn't resist

 
found some vintage eyelet from France

rustled up my most favourite striped fabric

and literally five minutes of time was all it took!


What a perfect, fun little project to while away a few spare minutes before work this morning

and speaking of pretty little things...

Miss Josie-phine is not well. We came home to her suffering from the early stages of renal failure and so I have been spending much of my time cuddling and coaxing her to eat and drink. Today she was curled up in her perch looking pretty content and I couldn't resist flipping up her little blanket to tuck in under her chin. 
I haven't tended a sick child for many years but it all comes back pretty quickly. 

Kitties or kiddies, the goal is the same - comfort.

30 comments:

Laura said...

Oh my gooooooooooodness! The little nugget looks so cozy! You and Dad make phenomenal caretakers...

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a perfect little pillow pin cushion Jillayne and while it may have taken YOU 5 minutes, I can assure you the rest of us may have taken a wee bit longer! And so sorry to hear Miss Josie-phine is not well :O( She looks very comfy and cozy and very much loved in your picture. She is a lucky kitty to have you for a 'Mom'. Deb

Becca said...

Love the little pillow pincushion with the lace and ticking.
I'm so sad about your kitty. That is the one that looks like my fetzer. She looks so warm and cozy. Im sure she knows how much she is loved.
Hugs, Becca

oldgreymare said...

Josie looks comfortable and content. I know it is difficult, but she is loved and safe.
xx
z

Maggie said...

So sorry to hear about Josie-Phine.......but she looks so content, your a good mom and dad....hope she will be feeling better soon. hugs
Maggie

Dorthe said...

Your little one looks so cute, dear Jillayne, hope she will soon be happy again.
And such a sweet idea, -the mini pillow is just the most lovely pincussion. Hope your working day, is a great one.
I`m off to Copenhagen to pick up Mathilde and take her here for some dayes- you can see why on my blog.
Hugs,Dorthe

dianehobbit said...

Your cat looks very content. Let's hope for a full recovery.

Robin said...

What an adorable combination Jillayne! That is the sweetest pin keeper I have ever seen. And your little kittie looks very comfortable thanks to her Mom. Have a great day.

Hugs,
Robin

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Love that pinkeep girlfriend! Fantastic combination!
Josie looks adorable all snuggled up in her bed. She's lucky to have such a wonderful mama.
xx, shell

Lynn Stevens said...

How darling! Maybe you can use it for you sweet kitty. I'm so sorry to hear she's not well.

Thank you for entering my giveaway Jillayne and best of luck!
hugs Lynn

Appleshoe said...

Poor Josie. She’s in safe and loving hands. Hopefully she will fully recover soon. I will keep your family in my thoughts. Take care.

Diane said...

Jillayne, you've been busy! I love, love, love the wings! And the driftwood heart too! AND the tiny little pillow pincushion! And I feel so sad for you that your little kitty is so ill....I don't blame you one bit for the TLC.

I took a break all weekend - semi-forced, as my pc required security updates and every single time I do that it then rejects my camera. So I just gave up after awhile until I could be more patient and enjoyed the holiday weekend on our porch.

Hugs to you!
Diane

MosaicMagpie said...

Cute pillow and I love the fabric too! I was wondering how Josie was doing. The best thing you can do is what you are doing. Comforting her and spending time with her.
Deb

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jillayne,

I love your sweet pillow, the fabric and French lace is lovely.
So sorry to hear Miss Josie-phine is not well, sending healing wishes that she will feel better.

Hugs
Carolyn

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Jillayne, I'm so sorry about Miss Josie-phine. It's so hard to see our sweet pets suffer. I know you take good care of her and send all the best wishes.
Your pillow is pretty. I love the fabrics and lace you chose.
xoxo,
Julia

Becky Shander said...

This pincushion is both pretty and practically. And I love all things with ticking, especially during the summer time.

Alisa Noble said...

What a darling pin cushion.

I hope your little kitty is feeling better!

Marj Talbot said...

Very nice pincushion.

Best wishes and hugs to Josie - hope you're soon jumping around and getting into Mommy's studio.

Patty@ Time to Boom said...

I'm so sorry your kitty is sick. She looks comfty and well cared for. That little pillow pincushion is adorable. I love the detail of it especially the little tick stripe fabric. Very vintage looking.

Glad your back safe and sound. It sounds like you had a fantastic trip. Patty

Caroline said...

I go for pretty floral print fabric..hope your kitty get well soon.

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