I love my little pillow-lol Very happy with the results, hope my Mom loves this too-as she does not always like things I make for her.
recap of project:
tea dyed cotton
gathered flowers, leaves here on property
flower pounded onto the tea dyed cotton
Let dry a few days, then I iron on hot cotton setting
layer flower pounded piece with cotton batting, embelish with a few long running stitches I used wool thread (crewel I bought cheap at the resale shop)
take another piece of tea dyed fabric (I had tea dyed a white cotton with very small print to use for the back) and sew around to make pillow, leave on end mostly open: I sew on one of the short ends just an inch (both sides) and back stitched.
I sewed another seam inside of this one for stability, and trimmed to a 1/8 inch, trimmed the corners at an angle to turn better.
I mixed about 1/2 pound of cheap white rice with handfulls of lavender buds til I liked the look of it-put a few drops of lavender essential oil in too and mixed it all up.
Fill your little turned pillow, hand sew the opening.
Enjoy! or give as a gift-lovely!