9.15.2009

Tick talk...and a 300th post giveaway~

I love mattress ticking! It has such a wonderful vintage feel to it...even when I purchase it new at JoAnn's. Ha!


This past weekend I was working on a special order for my Etsy shop....vintage-firetruck pillows. Some of you may remember these sweet little pillows. They are made with mattress ticking and photo transfer paper. Two of my favorite things!


As I sat at my table with cotton ticking everywhere (I'm kind of messy when I'm in creative mode), a thought occurred to me. I make birthday shirts for the kiddos to wear on their special day, and I had been having a hard time deciding what I wanted to do for Mr. Two whose birthday is coming up in just a few days. I have had the t-shirt for a while, but none of the fabrics I had on hand really worked. Well, the ticking and the photo transfer called my name and I came up with this...


I made a patch with the ticking which I appliqued to the t-shirt using Heat n' Bond Lite .
Then I just sewed around the edges.

After I had the patch in place I printed out a reversed "4" on some photo transfer paper and ironed it onto the patch. ( I learned the hard way that I couldn't put the photo transfer on first...)


Here's a close up of the patch...so graphic...and kind of sporty...I couldn't be happier with the result.


But that ticking was still calling my name. Can you guess what I might be doing with this little rosette?


Why I'm making new pillows for my Etsy, of course! Actually, since yesterday was my 300th post (yeah, I didn't notice that until today)...I think I should give away one of these new rosette pillows...don't you?

Just leave a comment on this post and you'll be entered for the drawing! Blog about the giveaway, or mention it on Twitter or Facebook (or all three) and I'll give you one additional entry for each. But please make it easy on me and leave one comment for each thing that you do.

The drawing will be open until Wednesday, September 16th at 11:59 pm.

Edited to add: THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to all who entered!!

Have a great Tuesday~

150 comments:

Simple Sage said...

I LOVE your pillows, and I would LOVE to win one!

a little bit biased said...

Count me in! I love your pillows too!

Beverly said...

love everything that you make!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Awesome! Happy 300 posts! Such a milestone! Love your blog and love all of your pretty pillows, the firetruck ones are absolutely adorable!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/BugaboosCreate

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

Pillows=bliss.

I keep thinking about making some, but never seem to get around to it and it's kinda hard to sew with a half cast on....so please count me in!

Shannon said...

Ok, those are so sweet! I love the fire truck, and it would be so sweet in my sons room.

Barb said...

That train is adorable, and cute idea with the ticking and the number.

thanks for sharing it.

blessings
barbara jean

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I posted on facebook!

Check out this great giveaway over at The Shabby Nest! http://bit.ly/yn0K7

or under Nicole Alicea

Jaime said...

I have had my eye on your pillows for quite some time now, i love this pillow and it would look so great in my son's room!!
JloMamaJama@aol.com

Pony Girl said...

You are so creative! :) I love ticking, too (I found some of that Joanne fabric at the Goodwill, lol!)
I'd love to be entered in a drawing for one of your fabulous pillows, thanks!

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

That firetruck pillow? Perfectly cute and would look awesome on my nearly 3 yr old's reading chair :)

Photo transfer paper, huh? WHY have I never heard of this before? Off to investigate...

Sue said...

I am soooo excited about the cushions...I'll complete the order tomorrow...YEAH Christmas shopping has started :-)

I tweeted..but I can't Facebook because my firemen son's will see their firetruck cushions that they are getting for Christmas! Thanks so much. I'll complete the order tomorrow :-)
The cushions are soo cute...love them!

Pat said...

Hi Wendy,
Love everything you create and cannot wait to see your new pillows. I love black and white ticking so I hope some of your new items will be in that fabric! Take care.
Best Regards,
Pat

Ms_Pea said...

OOOH, I would love to win one of your beautiful pillows! Congrats on reaching 300 posts!

ohiou_girl said...

Ticking Fabric is my absolute favorite! Luv..Luv..Luv..It! Please count me for a chance to win one of your beautiful pillows!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

I had one of those "creative messy modes" just the other day - I had crafts spread all over the house!

I love the rosette and I really love that you were able to make something so lovely out of scraps.

Deb said...

I love the rosette...and I remember my Mom calling it "ticking" when I was a little girl...never did understand that term!!! Would love to win!!!

Shana said...

The rosette is adorable!!

angie128 said...

Love love love!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jen R. said...

Very cute! Congrats on 300!

Mrs. S. said...

I really like your idea with the ticking. Especially the t-shirt! What a great idea to make a birthday shirt each year!

A Little Bit of Dreams said...

I love your pillows! They are adorable! Would love to win! BTW Im doing a post on my blog.

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

So cute! I would love to win a pillow!!

Astrid said...

Oooooooo! I love mattress ticking! Cute pillow! Sweet shirt!

Jen said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Love the mattress ticking...had never heard it called that but now I'll be keeping an eye out for the JoAnn's circular and coupon! Happy Birthday to your son! Cute shirt!

Happy Nester said...

Congratulations on your 300th post. Thanks for the great giveaway! I love ticking.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I absolutely love the firetruck pillow. What a wonderful idea! Congrats on your 300th post!

anniedavis said...

I love that pillow! I love ticking too - reminds me of my Grandma.

Christy said...

I LOVE your pillows. One would look great in my house. Happy 300th post to ya!

Melissa said...

You are so creative!!! Love the shirt for Mr. Two!

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

Great job! Love the pillows!

Kasey said...

sweet. I'm almost to my 300th also....
xo

Anita said...

Nice job...those pillows are so cute and the shirt is wonderful. I haven't seen ticking in years and you have created some great pieces with it.

Johnson A GoGo! said...

I love those vintage firetruck pillows! Very creative!

Jeanneoli said...

This is my favorite fabric right now too. I love to tea dye it and I love how it looks. Congrats on the 300th post.

Sheri said...

I'm with you, ticking is so "crisp" yet vintage. How is that even possible?!

Laura said...

Love, love, love your pillows! Would love to win one! Congrats on your 300th post!

northern cottage said...

I'm in LOVE with ticking too! if I don't win - I'll be so ticked off! tee hee

LindaSonia said...

Love all your creations - they are all adorable!! Great ideas. I'd be honored to win. LindaSonia (baddabinda@yahoo.com)

Jamie said...

I love ticking! The birthday shirt is so perfect!
I would be thrilled to win one of your pillows! Such an exciting giveaway!

Bonnie said...

I have always loved pillow ticking. I did my son's bedroom walls in it (paper) and it was just great for a little boy for many years. The pillow is so cute!

Kate Starr said...

It certainly goes without saying... would LOVE to win a pillow! Such a talented gal!

Amanda said...

Love the firetruck pillow! Can't wait to see the new pillow. I am sure it will be just as fantastic as the others!

Jan said...

put me in the drawing...i love your things!

Sandy Toes said...

What a sweet pillow...I love the picture!
sandy toe

breanne said...

Brillantly cute!!!

Samye said...

How cute! I would love to win one!

Amy in PA said...

I love your blog & your pillows! Hope to win one, too. Thanks!!

jill.christine said...

Adorable, and will look perfect in my almost remodeled living room. Thank you for the great giveaway chance!

Laura said...

I am in love with ticking fabric too! I got a purse on my etsy site made of it. Love your pillows, they are too cute!

Anny said...

You make the most darling things! You should make me a 31 shirt ;)

Kristi said...

so super cute! congrats on 300 posts!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love the graphics - congrats on hitting 300!

Nicole said...

Love them! Very cute and fun idea!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Count me in!
Your pillows are precious~

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Count me in!
Your pillows are precious~

Six in One Hand said...

I love ticking and your pillows are too adorable.
I hope to win.
I have the perfect place for your pillow. :)

Nicole said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog! Not that I have a lot of people reading it right now but you have to start somewhere right? Have a great day!

P.S. Please visit my blog and follow me...hint, hint..thanks! :)

Nicole

Francis Family said...

I'm always needing new things for my house and these would be awesome!

Kristina said...

I love your work and one of these pillows would make my day! Happy 300th Day!

Kimberly said...

300 posts; WOW! I would love to win your cute ticking rosette pillow! Thanks for the chance!

Candace said...

I was reluctant to enter because I never win anything. But my bedroom quilt is ticking and I love it. So, I thought I should give this a shot!

Danielle said...

I adore your site and would treasure owning one of your pillows!

aggiemomof2 said...

I've been drooling over your pillows for awhile--would love to win one!
sylviarj at yahoo dot com

Linda, Greg and Drew said...

your pillows are divine! would love one....

Morning T said...

I've been coveting your pillows for some time now and I would LOVE one with that sweet rosette. It would go perfectly on one of my chairs just recovered in white linen.

Joanna said...

your pillows are divine and I have the perfect spot for one!

Darlene said...

That Birthday shirt is adorable and the firetruck pillow would definitely come to my home if I had a little boy. It is fabulous!

Congratulations on your 300 posts....keep them coming!!!! I would LOVE to be entered in your giveaway for a beautiful rosette pillow.

Elisabeth said...

I love ticking too!

Thanks,

Elisabeth

Dixie said...

I just love your blog. Love the pillows and hope that I win it. Thanks for the chance.

LuLu said...

You know I love your pillows!!! So now that I see one with ticking and with a flower i'm HAPPY!!!
Congrats on 300 wonderful posts. You are so inspiring. A mom who has a talent and shares it with us!! big thank YoU!!! can't wait for your next 300!!!!
xo,
LuLu

MandS said...

I love your style, its amazing and your pillows look so comfy and cute.

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

300, what an achievement! Your posts are so inspiring. Love seeing all you create and all your "O.C.D"-ness!

hugs and congrats!

Tracy.

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Congrats on the big 300! I do NEED a new pillow too. Well, not need, but really want! ha!

XO*Tricia

Carol said...

Wow, 300! That's Great! I could use a new pillow too!

Carol said...

I posted your contest on my blog!
http://songberries.blogspot.com/2009/09/almost-good-for-you-chocolate-chip.html

Carol said...

I Twittered your contest!

Carol said...

I Facebooked about your contest!

Emily said...

Such cute things!

Michelle Ribbing said...

I love your ideas!

Katie said...

your numbered pillows are always a favorite of mine! I'm broke, but plan on buying a bunch when I can afford it!

Katie said...

My blog mentions your wonderful giveaway! stampingwithkatie.blogspot.com

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

wow 300 posts! congrats! love the new projects. Pick me!

Mandy said...

Oh - i love your pillows - please put my name in the hat - thanks

Diana said...

I love this idea. You have darling pillows!

Michelle said...

I would LOVE to win a pillow! *fingers crossed*

Holly said...

I have always thought that the pillows were adorable!! But,...talk about cuter than cute,...I can't wait to see that little rosette on a pillow!!!

Andrea said...

OMGoodness! That birthday shirt is SO cute! What a great idea...hope you don't mind if I copy of it. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, you know?

Elizabeth said...

I would love to win one of your pillows! The ticking rosette is adorable!

wildwesthome said...

I never win anything but a girl has to try!

~vee

Sarah said...

cute ideas!

Barbie said...

Wow - what a cute shirt! I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks,
counttwice at gmail dot com

Christine said...

Happy 300 post! Your pillows are lovely!

Andrea said...

Such cute little ideas you have ;)
I blogged and FB about your giveaway! Congrats on 300!
Decorative pillows are something I "need" more of :)

Leanne said...

The pillow is gorgeous. I would love a chance to win your new one. Thanks!

Style and Grace Events said...

Love Love Love the ticking fabric! It's my new obsession too :) I am in the process of redoing my son's room and I plan to make a dust ruffle and curtains with the blue ticking fabric. :)

imafoofoo2 said...

I was just sitting here reading you blog when my 2 year old came over and said, "Look, Mommy ... FIWETWUCK!! Please, Mommy ... have it?" LOL. My poor child thinks it can magically come out of the computer! :) Your pillows are absolutely precious!

Tiffany said...

I have been in love with that fire truck pillow ever since I laid eyes on it. You are so good. I can't even imagine how cute one of those rosette pillows would look on the bench in my kitchen! LOVE it! Thank you for the chance to win! : )

laurie said...

This is my first time seeing your blog and I love that shirt! Count me in on the give away.

2Belles2Beaux4me said...

I love your rosettes! I would also love to win a pillow! There's nothing more comfy for fall than a new little throw pillow!

princessmimi said...

Love your pillows and your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

KEB said...

I think that the firetruck pillow would be so cute in a little boy's room....I looked at your Etsy shop...I love all of your pillows!

lavlu@aol.com

steffany said...

I love it! and I love your blog.

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Oh Wendy, I'm so excited about this! I just love mattress ticking. How adorable will these rosetted pillows be? Congrats on 300!

Beth said...

Oh, please enter me too...I love a good contest! :-)

Pam said...

I love ticking, too. And the birthday shirt is adorable!

Suzy said...

I love ticking fabric!! That rose is so cute!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

So cute Wendy! I love the ticking too. Makes me want to go out and create something, just seeing that adorable shirt. I am impressed! :)
Carrie

Robin said...

I'm a fellow ticking stripe lover, please add me to your list - - I would love to win one of your wonderful pillows. Thanks

andersons said...

I love your blog. I have been inspired by it many times! Cally

Cathy said...

Count me in! I love pillows and yours are caaute!!

Gwen said...

I love ticking! Thanks for the chance and congrats on your 300th post:)

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

I love ticking and so appreciate all the ideas you share. Thanks for the fun give away!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Beautiful beautiful work darlin! I love ticking too....love the images you picked. cherry

Kim said...

I love your pillows! And, I love your son's shirt! I'll have to make one like that for my boys birthday's next year. I had someone make transformer shirts for them for this year.

Bahama Shores Mama said...

love it ~ want it :O)

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Love that shirt! I wish that my kids were still willing to wear something that I made! :) For some reason, they're only interested in stuff that guy named Abercrombie makes...
The rosette is adorable!

Karen@CitySeed said...

Love that shirt! So cute for Mr. Two!

I would love those rosette pillows.

jessie said...

I would love to win one of your beautiful pillows!!

~Jessica
lewis.jessica1@gmail.com

HollyDays said...

You are so amazing talented! I enjoy all of your beautiful ideas. Would LOVE one of your sweet pillows.

Elyse said...

post-o-rama! how fun and congrats! love the pillows and post title, too.

xo

julie said...

i love the way the shirt turned out! and that pillow sweet!

CaraM said...

I love ticking!!
And my son would go nuts over that firetruck pillow - I might try doing one myself :)

Stefanie said...

You are so creative! I just found your blog, added it to my google reader and now I have made you a "favorite" on etsy! Happy to have a chance to win one of your pillows!

The Flying Bee said...

Love ticking fabric! Love the pillow and that shirt is so cute! My little one will be four in a few days, too!

Count me in for the giveaway!

Thanks!

Adrienne

Wendy said...

Those little rosettes are adorable! I love ticking fabric. I want to find a quilt/comforter in that.

Lora said...

I love mattress ticking, too!

Count me in:)

Sheri said...

Fun Fun! I love ticking! Rosettes are a great idea. :)

Room to Inspire said...

I love ticking, count me in! The shirt is super cute.

Chelsea

Lenemora said...

You have a wonderful blog! Never been here before...

Please count me in ;-)

I'll think I follow you on my way...

Hug from Lenemora from Norway

Susie said...

Wow, 131 comments..unbelieveable..do I stand a chance? Maybe...we'll see. Love your stuff!
Have an awesome day...Susie

Shannon said...

I love ticking too and that shirt is so cute! Of course that pillow is adorable!

Kim said...

I'm using blue on my front porch and making some ticking cushions. Would love to win!

jmberrygirl said...

I'm making a ticking shower curtain for my rustic guest bathroom. I'm going to leave the egdes frayed and just let it get more ratty with each wash. Also using red, blue, and tan ticking on pillows for the guest room bed. Would love the flower!

Stephanie said...

Love your blog and love your pillows! Happy Birthday to your son and Happy 300 to you!

Allison said...

I want to win.

Aubree @ The Weathered Cottage said...

i hope i win! I never do, maybe just maybe...

Donna VanWert said...

I love the rosette pillow - the ticking brings me back....

Michelle said...

Awwhhhh! How cute is that pillow!!!! Congrats on 300, and BTW I hope I win...Take Care!!!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Hi Wendy! I would *love* to win!! That shirt is to die for too~love it!

Kate said...

Oooohhh! Pick me!

Carmen said...

Happy 300 posts! I would love to win one of your pillows! :)

Mindy Nelson said...

I love following your blog. Congrats on #300! Great giveaway!

allthingsjuice said...

Happy 300!

Danelle- said...

I absolutely love your ideas! :)

Danelle

Amber said...

I love the ticking fabric too and I would love to win your pillow! I can only imagine how cute it is going to be by how cute that rosette is!

Lisa said...

Such cute things! Happy 300th post!!!

The Clines said...

Pick me! Pick me! I love your blog.
Teresa

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