People who can sew beautiful items make me jealous :) Sewn Inspirations has beautiful pillows, Sleep-n-Stash pillows (Camper Pillows with Secret Pocket), tooth fairy pillows and more! Cheryl uses beautiful fabrics that will match anyone's home! Just take a look -
*Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.
I live in beautiful northern Virginia, originally from Wisconsin. I am a lucky stay-at-home Mom to 2 fantastic elementary school-aged boys. I discovered a passion for pillows when I couldn’t find the perfect pillows for my family room, so I decided to try making them. I received so many compliments that I began a business creating one-of-a-kind decorative pillows.
*What do you do when you’re not being an artist? What activities do you enjoy?
I volunteer extensively in my community and at my children’s school. I love being outdoors and “playing in the dirt” in my vegetable garden and landscaping. In the summer you will find me near water either swimming or hiking to a stream or waterfall.
*How did you decide on your shop name?
The name is literal, when I step into my sewing studio I am “inspired” by what I could create with my fabric and my stress melts away. Sewn Inspirations.
*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
My original design, the Sleep-n-Stash Pillow, has a complete internal “secret” pocket. This was originally made for a soldier’s return to Iraq to keep his letters and photos inside. Now it is popular for children to teens to stash their special items inside - trading cards, music players, retainers ( that is what a Mom found in her son’s pillow recently), etc. Going back to the original roots as to why this pillow was created, I now have a link on my website where a portion of the proceeds will go to the USO for every pillow purchased.
*What or who inspires you?
My Grandma inspired me to create something by hand. I was always in awe when she showed me her latest quilt that she hand stitched. I am lucky enough to own five of her quilts. Admiring her quilts keeps me moving forward.
The fabric I purchase also inspires me. I love working with many types of fabric from decorative to soft fleece and flannel. My process starts when I place all of my fabric on my cutting table and start matching up the complimenting fabrics and begin dreaming up its design. I like to have some traditional sizes and styles and end up with a few “wow” pillows per collection.
*What do you like about being a seller?
I want to make a difference in the way you view your home. I believe that by adding a few pillows to your sofa, bed & chairs, you can create a whole new look without the high cost of buying new furniture. I design, sew and deliver the pillows right to your doorstep, all without the hassle of searching numerous stores for the "perfect" accessory. All you need to do is decide which style and size best suits you and the quantity needed to make your room look distinctive.
*Are there other places on the net we can find you?
www.SewnInspirations.blogspot.com for decorating ideas
NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!
One lucky person will win 2 Sleep-n-Stash Pillows from Sewn Inspirations!
Sleep-n-Stash Pillows are perfect for a camper where they can tuck letters from Mom and Dad inside the "secret" pocket and comforts of home. An Original by Sewn Inspirations. Great party favor or gift item.Children love the "secret" pocket to hide their notes, trading cards, music players or other special items.
These 11 1/2" x 11 1/2" pillows are flannel, include a poly-fil pillow form inside, hand stitched closed and is machine washable on a delicate cycle. (props not included)
THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED!!
Audrey's Country Crafts is in no way responsible for the mailing of the prize. After the name is drawn I will contact that person. They have 2 days to respond before another name will be picked! The name and address will be forwarded. Thank-you for entering!!