Monday, February 9, 2015

More on Betsy's Crow

This pattern really is going faster than I thought, even tho I've been distracted, (duh, Saundra it is small).  Here is the crow so far and the design measures 12 x 16. 
For those of you just joining (why do I always have the need to say that?)  because you can just scroll down to see what was previously said.  Oh well, guess my mom gene is surfacing.

I'd decided to hook Betsy's Crow and make it into a pillow. Some preliminary work was required to have all the ingredients on hand.  In a class taught by Betsy she told us about short cuts in both money and hooking techniques. 

So today using her knowledge purchased a cheap Wal-Mart pillow today (the top one) which cost me $2.37.  The one below was a 14" square pillow form on hand which cost over $5 if you check the price on the package.  Yup, Betsy was right.  Hey, don't worry, I will design a hooking project to use up that small pillow so it isn't money wasted. But didn't want to compromise Betsy's crow 12 x 16 pattern either.  So stay tuned to see how this big pillow works.
There's lots more to this pillow thing and more prep that I've done so watch in the coming posts.  Believe me it isn't hard work but if you like primitive you will want to check back.
Have a great night.


  1. Excited to see your pillow technique, Saundra.

  2. I'll be waiting for your pillow tutorial.
    I still haven't hooked a pillow yet.
    Your little crow looks great so far.

  3. I like how you hooked the colors in with the black, nice look to the crow.


  4. I always have trouble with pillow, especially the back so anxious to see how you "do it". Love how the crow is turning out.

  5. I love all the colors of wool you are using in the crow. Are they from your worm basket? I look forward to your sharing of knowledge!
    Hugs :)

  6. Okay, I am waiting...pillow making is always a struggle.


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