These little pillow name signs were mommy Karen’s  fabulous idea! She wanted Natalie’s little pillow to resemble Natalie’s big girl bedding, and Will’s to show off his love of sports (lacrosse, baseball, and football) and reading. Will’s also has a smidge of the same fabric that coordinates with his bedding and was used to make his custom Easter Basket (the green/yellow and navy plaid bias trim).

Natalie’s mini pillow has four sets of flowers-one in each corner around Natalie’s name. Natalie’s name is done in a dotted wrapped stitch in a warm pink. The flowers are made using a combination of straight stitches, back stitches, lazy daisy stitches, and french knots. The flower sets are connected with a stem stitch framing. The outer framing is a bias tape in the same warm pink.  The edging of the mini pillow is finished in a warm pink piping and the top two corners of the pillow each have pink gross grain ribbon used to tie a pretty bow and hang on little Natalie’s door!

William’s mini pillow has a football in one corner, two lacrosse sticks, a baseball and bat, and an open book in the other corner. The sports icons and book are all done in a combination of straight stitches and split stitches. The icons are tied together in a wrapped dotted stitch of green, then framed again by the bias tape of green/navy/pale yellow/ and white plaid. William’s name is done in a dotted wrapped stitch in navy. The pillow is edged in a navy piping and hung with two navy gross grain ribbons to tie on Will’s door.

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