In her swap questionnaire, my partner Diane said one thing she would like is "...the beginning of a little forest land setting that relates to Christmastime--I like the idea of snowy woods with little creatures around a tree..."
I mulled that over for a while; I thought about making something small, then something bigger...trees...snow...Christmas...and this is what I came up with: big snowy Christmas tree pillows!
The center tree is 14", the two side trees are 12". I just drew a tree shape on paper and cut it out, and used that for the template for cutting the fabric. I used iron-on interfacing to firm-up the fabric, then sewed on the buttons, and then sewed on the backing and stuffed them.
I was thrilled when I remembered that I had the stuffed-raccoon-making-kit I showed you yesterday; the raccoons were PERFECT to go with the trees because Diane's Christmas decorations are all red, lime, and turquoise! I whipped up the two raccoons, and voila! A wintery, Christmassy, forest scene for her sofa!
But this was supposed to be a Ninni swap, right? I didn't forget the Ninnis; they don't go with this forest scene though. I made them smaller, as ornaments for her white Christmas tree:
"Fa la la la la, la la, la la!!!"