Painted Cross Stitch Pillow and Locks of Love…

Hello friends, I hope you are having a great week! 

Today I received a sweet email from no one other than Eline Pellinkhof .  She had seen my mural and was nice enough to let me know she liked my mantel composition and the colours I had chosen for the painting.  It made me smile…:) 

I just wanted to give you a close up of the little Valentine
pillow I had made to coordinate with the cross stitch painting. 

I used a canvas pillow from Canvas corp and
asked hubby to lightly draw a grid with a pencil. 
Following the pattern here, I used DecorArt paint
and Fabric medium and simply painted the x’s with
varying colours to match Bella’s decor….

It took very little time to make
and I think it looks very sweet….

Bella’s baby shoes…awww.
There are days when I miss having a baby around the house.  And speaking of babies (no we’re not having another baby, I’m afraid I have reached my expiry date for that) this here is the baby of the house and…

I shared these pictures on my FB page last week when Isabella and I had a Mama/Daughter date.  She was inspired by her older brother who donated his hair last summer to Locks of Love…

Now more than ever, helping anyone undergoing chemotherapy means so much more to our family.

We had had a little fun doing a mini photo shoot.  We haven’t done this in a long time and being silly and laughing felt good.

I hope today you get to be silly and laugh today….

much love,


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  1. says

    I just love the painted cross stitch pattern! It is so sweet <3

    Your Mommy & Daughter day sounds like so much fun. It is always a good day when you can laugh & be silly :)

  2. says

    Love your pillow. When I am actually awake, my brain may wrap around how you actually did it. Congratulations on having such wonderful caring children. Great job, Mom.

  3. says

    Hi Lucy,
    I was inspired by your cross stitch painting and have corresponded with Eline as well. She is a lovely person and an incredible talent. I wanted to purchase her latest book, Eline’s Huis, even though it’s in Dutch, but she told me that it will be available in English, in the US in June. It is FULL of wonderful home decorating ideas and lovely photography and I can not wait to buy my own copy!

  4. says

    Bella looks absolutely beautiful (inside and out). Great job on the pillow. Lu, I just spent the last 2 hours working on today’s post. Literally, it’s my mother of all posts. It’s the final installment of my Family Rules Project! Done! Whew! Hope you can visit, although I’m sure you could have figured out the steps from the very first post, you crafty-chick, you! I wanted to go into lots of detail for those out there that aren’t so crafty. That’s how important I think this Family Rules project is for families to do! LOVD tidings!

  5. says

    I love your little pillow but I love that Bella girl even more. She is just darling, Lu. I love her new sassy hair cut shorter. What a fun photo shoot you girls did…she is gonna grow up to be a beauty just like her Momma! xo Diana

  6. says

    As an avid cross stitcher, this is a great idea! I love the look of cross stitch, but it seems easier to achieve with paint. The best part is that you could apply this technique to any simple design. Thanks for sharing!

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