This little piggy

A friend of mine asked if I’d make her daughter Kate one of my wool owl cushions, except not as an owl, as a pig. Also not a pink pig, but a blue one. Kate is turning thirteen and is obsessed with pigs. I found this a little challenging for a while as I didn’t want her piggy cushion to look too babyish or too girly as she is not a girly girl. Eventually I did what I often do and got out the materials to play with. I make my wool cushions from pure wool thrifted jumpers which I wash on the hot cycle. This causes the wool to felt and makes a lovely soft fabric. I chose a navy blue body, pale blue face and a soft dusty pink for the ears and nose. The eyes are two black buttons and the tail is embroidered on with soft pink thread. I was quite pleased with the finished piggy and am waiting to hear what Kate thinks of it when she gets it for her birthday in August.

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The owl cushion that is not an owl.

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I think he has a very enquiring expression on his face…


36 thoughts on “This little piggy

  1. That is a really cool cushion! πŸ˜€ I’m not a great fan of pigs but I have to say yours looks very cute, you just want to give him a big hug! πŸ˜€ Well done Jen, you should make some more too! πŸ˜€ xxx

  2. My Mum collected pig things for years; they are going to my RN sister and will be loved. I am going to show her your pillow, though . . . she does all sorts of crafts and may decide to make one more piggy! I love him; he looks perfect for a cuddle on a cold day when things go badly (or, for that matter, when they go well and one wants to share the joy!). ~ Linne

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