wooly wednesday [oh d-d-deer!]

Custom Order for mistyhillard Wool Cowichan Style Sweater


Chunky Circle Scarf - Dark Grey and Red Nordic Deer Sweater Knit.  Eternity Scarf, Infinity Scarf, Loop Scarf, Winter Scarf, Tube Scarf


Super Chunky Knit Infinity Scarf - Dark Charcoal Huge sweater knit circle scarf, eternity scarf, winter scarf, loop scarf, hand knit


Recycled Gray and Orange Deer Pattern Wool Sweater Mittens, Fleece Lined


the urge to make things…

Do you recall the rustic cutlery I found at the flea market this past summer?? First, this beautifully carved deer-handle woodland set…

…and then [who would believe] a week or so later, I’d stumble upon another beautiful rustic carved bone-like ‘set’? YAY!

Both ‘sets’ of cutlery are intended as Christmas gifts for my twin brothers (the youngest of five siblings). Both brothers are rugged, outdoor-sy hunter-type of guys (they’re both avid duck-hunters! quack quack!). Their respective homesteads are both nestled in a stand of woods with lodge-type interior decor (if I had to describe their manly decorating SKILLZ)!

I usually include something simple and hand-made along with my found-gifts. So, with trusted kitty [Mose] nearby to supervise, I began my brothers’ project(s), er, gift.


I’m really BIG into anything deer, moose, natural, woodsy, wildlife and simple this year. So, I decided on a DEER-themed pillow (along with the deer-cutlery motif – why not?)?! Let me just say, there are soooooo many beautiful hand-made deer/woodland graphic pillows — already made and ready to purchase — OUT THERE, but, due to budget constraints, I decided {and wanted} to make my own – especially since I have ALL the necessary materials on hand.


You’ll need: a pillow-form or stuffing/fiber-fill. I used a 12X12-inch pillow form from JoAnn’s. You will also need fabric of choice – for the front and back. I used a faux burlap linen/cotton blend for the front and a heavy remnant print for the back.


I sewed a simple envelope closure – to accept the pillow form inserted via the back.

You’ll also need an iron-on fabric transfer to run through your printer (also purchased at JoAnns) and a ‘graphic’ of choice. There’s many graphic resources available on-line for free and/or to purchase! I like the Graphic’s Fairy! Or, you can scan a favorite graphic that you already ‘own’ to your computer.

I sewed my ‘pillow’ form first – measure twice, cut once!! Carefully place the matching ‘right-sides’ together and sew a good 1/4-inch seam all around. Turn the pillow right-side-out and iron as necessary. Now, following the specific directions that came with the iron-on transfer paper, print and then transfer your image to your fabric.

Viola! My deer-motif pillow, times two [one for each bro]!! A nice, simple accessory to accompany the cutlery!


Happy day!