Time to catch up on sharing some projects I finished late last year. First up is this pillow made for my niece's 4th birthday. The great pink shell fabric is from Patty Young's ModKid collection at Joann's. The squares on the sides are scraps from other projects.
I considered using plain white for the center, but then I found the red dots in my stash. They add interest but don't distract from the embroidery. I stitched around each letter -- very slowly and carefully -- and then added large hand stitches with white perle cotton.
The back is a simple envelope closure in more of the great pink print.