For my first post of 2015 I've been chomping at the bit to feature some printed silk pillows I made as gifts. These were more fun than it's possible to put into words. I brought them home just so I could photograph them under the Christmas tree, before sending off to their recipients.
I used a similar technique to print one of my own photos onto silk- sunset over the Hudson River from Croton Point. The color has been barely manipulated, just enough to enhance the turquoise and blue to blend with the beautiful watery silk strie face fabric. A little braid frame echos the creamy sunset colors, and vibrant turquoise baby corduroy microcord completes the embellishment.
Also from Spoonflower I found a great Dr Who print- the Tardis in Van Gogh's "Starry Night." One yard made two, one apiece for two Whovians. A little more rummaging through the trim treasure bin yielded this black popcorn fringe that is just silly enough.
And there you have it, Christmas gift pillows!