Sunday, June 17, 2012

A project for the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #32 - Roses

Hello Sweet Friends,
My post today is of a personal nature.  As some of you may know my life was touched by cancer over the past few years when my husband was diagnosed with a grade 4 brain tumor.  June 15th was the 4 month anniversary of his death and today is our first Father's Day without him.  Each one of us has a journey in life that cancer touches.  Some of us have very personal stories like I do, but these days, unfortunately, everyone knows someone that is fighting, or has fought, the cancer battle.  

I find myself often reflecting on the events in my life and in the lives of my friends that are battling this disease. HOPE is such a huge part of this fight.  And it is HOPE that inspired my project today.  I plan on giving this to someone special in my life who is fighting the cancer battle right now...she has breast cancer and our sons are the same age and have known each other since preschool.  I am hoping and praying for full healing for her and for everyone that is fighting cancer! 

Here is a picture of my project -  (you can click on the picture to see a larger view):
I have been wanting to use the French Flair Scalloped dies with felt and fabric since I received them.  And I really wanted to do something special for the Cheery Lynn Roses challenge in particular as roses are my favorite flower.  This is the project that came into my head after seeing a Unity Stamp video on You Tube which involved stamping on fabric.  I made a little door hanging pillow full of HOPE! 

The dies I used are all from Cheery Lynn Designs.  You can find their website:HERE
I used dies:
XL-13 French Flair Scalloped
B-155 Large Rose
B-152 Mini Rose
I need to order the medium rose too - these dies are wonderful and cut felt like butter!
The stamp set I used is called Faith and Hope and you can purchase it at Papertrey Ink.
I did all of the sewing by hand on this pillow using my favorite "Twendy Twine" color of Strawberry Cupcake.  You can purchase this twine: HERE

Here are a few more close up shots and a view of the back of the pillow:
The creamy white felt is from Benize Bazaar:  HERE.  The felt used to make the roses is from Papertrey Ink.

A close up shot of the lovely felt roses created with the rose dies from Cheery Lynn.  The large flower was made with 3 layers of the large rose die and 3 layers of the small.  The small flowers are 3 layers of the small only.  The crystal topped brads are from Making Memories. 

The ombre pink ribbon is from May Arts and is 7/8".  The buttons are from my stash...and may be vintage?

The reverse side of the pillow has the bible quote sentiment of "I am the Lord who heals you" from the book of Exodus.  This is also from the Faith and Hope stamp set. 

I made a little guardian angel for the embellishment on the reverse side of the pillow.  I kept this side fairly non-dimensional so that it would hang flat against the door still.  The little pink wings are from "Frost it Pink".  The felt angel body is actually the leaf portion of the mini rose die and the button is from my stash. 

Thanks for taking a look at my project.  I think I will make more of these in the future but next time I will stamp and sew on the smaller panels before sewing and stuffing the pillow itself.  I learned a lot of "what not to do" while making this one...LOL!  I hope you join in the Cheery Lynn Roses challenge too - you can find the info:  HERE

Happy Father's Day to all of the Dad's, Uncle's, and Grandfather's out there!   Especially our service men and women who may be far from loved one's today. 

: )   Jill 


  1. Oh my goodness this is the use of fabric and spectacular colors.
    I am so sorry for your loss and hope this day is one of wonderful memories and not the sadness.
    Sending prayers for your friend, I know we all have someone that is fighting this horrible disease~ soon I hope no one else.
    So glad you could share with us at
    Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge
    Good Luck!

  2. Your project is FABULOUS!!!!! I love everything about it!!!! so inspirational!!! Thank you for playing along at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  3. Amazing pillow hanger Jill, and such patience to do all the stitching by hand too. Wow. Fabulous project.
    Thanks for playing along this week at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge.
    Donna xx

  4. Well, this is just too cute and so very lovely. I really like the roses cut out of felt, they are so rich looking. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

  5. Oh Jill, what a lovely project, soooo cute and so much tenderness in it and what a great way to use our dies!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Cheery Lynn designs challenge.
    Love from France, Kianel.

  6. This is a beautiful project! The details are wonderful - I especially love your guardian angel. Hugs to you & your son.

  7. Wow, Jill, this is stunning. What a beautiful gift. You put so much love into making this. I love it and am going to share it on the Trendy Twine blog.

    Hugs to you.

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

  8. Such an amazing project, you did a fabulous job on it and were so creative with the Trendy Twine. Absolutely gorgeous!

  9. This is absolutely Stunning Jill. Love the details and the flowers are just gorgeous. Great use of the Trendy Twine on your project, so creative.



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: ) Jill