I had this idea quite awhile ago but never got around to it. I finally started to make this and it dawned on me that it goes well with New Years! That certainly wasn't why I made this, but you have to admit the timing is a great coincidence :)
I grew up with a mother who collected antiques. And she REALLY LOVED clocks. I don't have any idea how many we had in our home growing up. All I know is that when we had sleep overs, our friends had a hard time sleeping because they were not use to the chorus of chimes every hour.
I inherited my mothers love of clocks and I thought a clock pillow would be fun and a reminder of my mother and her many clocks :)
I used some fabric I had left over from another project and some fabric ink from Silhouette. They have stencil vinyl that you use in your Silhouette machine to cut out a shape that you want. Then using a foam brush or sponge, you dab the ink on. Then VOILA! You have a custom pillow :) If you do not have a Silhouette you could always use an exacto knife (razor blade). I did that for years before I ever got my machine.
Silhouette sent me this starter kit which has everything you need. It has:
* 3 feet of see through stencil vinyl
* 3 feet of transfer tape
* 2 oz bottle of fabric ink
* foam brush
* mixing tray
* 10 free designs
Silhouette is offering my readers a deal on the CAMEO and the Fabric Ink Starter Kit. You can get both for $299.00. Just use the code HOUSEWIFE at checkout! You will need to add both the CAMEO and the Fabric Ink Starter Kit to your cart first :) So if you didn't get one of these bad boys for Christmas, you still have a chance to get one PLUS the ink to play around with.
If you already have a Silhouette machine and you just want the Fabric Ink, Use the same code (HOUSEWIFE) and get 20% off the starter kit!!!
This promo only lasts until January 5th and they have a limited amount of CAMEOS set aside for this sale, so if you are thinking about it then I would hurry.
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Jen @ a place 2 call home
This is a really cute pillow, i could totally see pottery barn doing something like this. I also love that it has meaning to you, I'm sure you smile every time you see it : )
This sounds too good to be true. A machine and an ink kit, what a deal. I would love to have one of these.
Love this clock pillow! I have an affinity for clocks, too!
I agree with Jen it is reminiscent of Pottery barn. That fabric ink is too cool!
linda @ craftaholics anonymous
LOVE this pillow!