Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Flower Pillow and a Birthday Cake

I have wanted one of these flower pillows ever since I first saw them in this etsy shop.  I decided to try to make one, so I bought the PDF pattern and made one for Haley's 18th birthday. It wasn't as difficult as I thought it might be, it just took a little time because the flower is sewed completely by hand. I just love that flower!  I decided to use polar fleece instead of felt for the flower, because I couldn't find the right shade of green in felt.  It was pretty easy to work with and turned out great!  This pillow will look great in Haley's room or her dorm room.  Now I need one to coordinate with the quilt on my bed!

I simply cannot believe that Haley is 18 and headed off to college soon!  Here is a picture of the cake I made for her birthday:

By her request I made a mocha coconut cake, and she said it was the best birthday cake she ever had. (See my earlier post for the mocha coconut cupcake recipe).  It was pretty delicious!


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY HALEY!!! What a lovely pillow. I love the green flower, it just pops! And the cake is so cute, it even looks delicious. Enjoy your remaining days together before Haley leaves for college.

  2. Oooohhhh...totally love the pillow! I'll take one! =)
    Kristina J.

  3. Do you have any suggestions for sweet 16 venues nyc where i can celebrate my 16th birthday? I have searched a lot but not got anything yet. Looking forward for your advice.