9 December 2012
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As previously posted, I have made a pillow to house Raspy’s remains. Naturally, Atilla’s will have the same treatment.
Atilla’s pillow is not finished but I have made some progress. I decided to pad the pillow with something she loved, tea-towels. She had done a good job shredding a couple that I had draped over the back of her beloved Poang chair. It was these two I used to pad her pillow & protect her remains.
As with Raspy, I used yellow velvet to make the inner sleeve. This was embroidered in a thread that matched the delicate colour of her cheek patches. This cushion/pillow now sits by the digital photo frame, alongside her sister.
I am currently working on the outer sleeve. I have embroidered her name.
All the other parts are ready but need to be assembled. Watch this space.
Love you, my beautiful ‘Tilla.
1 September 2012
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Previously, I had posted that I had started to make a new “home” for Raspy’s remains.
Her final resting place is now complete.
I was not happy with the original writing on the inner sleeve, so replaced the wonky writing with…. wonky embroidery… I chose to do the letters in a colour closely resembling her cheek patches.
Newly embroidered yellow velvet inner sleeve
This little yellow pillow is now inside a little blue pillow. One side is blue velvet, soft to touch as Raspy was. The blue is similar to the colour she was before her first moult. I embroidered some wild grass underneath an early photo of her.
Light blue velvet side of outer sleeve
The other side of the pillow is a cotton material with a feather design. It has shades of blue & green which are very close to her colours. Next to a favourite photo of her, I have embroidered her name in yellow – the colour of her little face.
Feathery cotton fabric on other side of outer sleeve
You will notice I have done one side portrait & the other is landscape. This is so I can be flexible with where I keep the little pillow. Currently, it is beside the digital photo frame, ready for a gentle touch & a quiet remembrance each night at bedtime.
Night night my beautiful Raspy Bella. Have sweet dreams of wild grass & millet….. x