Bee with Wreath and Rosette Pillows

I had the day off with my car in the shop so I used
this day to work on projects for my next craft fair.
cotton ticking bee and wreath pillows

You had to see my kitchen... sewing machine out, paint, tables, trunks, transfers, totes... you name it, I was working on it. It looked a little like Santa's workshop.

I thought I had more time but just realized that the craft fair I signed up for was taking place in 2 weeks...Yikes!

Today I'm using scrap pieces of grain sack fabric from repurposed napkins for the front of the pillows and striped ticking fabric on the back.

Hand made wreath and bee pillows

Using a product called  Transfer Artist Paper I printed out a bee and wreath image from the Graphics Fair.

Wreath and bee small pillows for craft fair

Drop cloth pillows with transferred bee and wreath image

I added a cute little rusty bell to the center of the wreath.

Another pillow I made is the same as the bee/wreath 
pillow but without the bee. On this pillow I added a rosette with a tiny pearl bead that matches the ticking fabric on the back of the pillow.

Small rosette DIY drop cloth and ticking pillows

The rosettes are easy to make. With a long strip of the cotton ticking fabric, I twisted the strip then wrapped it into a rosette shape. I used a few stitches on the back to hold it in place. 

DIY drop cloth rosette pillows

These were easy to make and look amazing. 

Update: They all sold out at the craft fair! 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .