Kissing Ball Stamp Pillow

There is nothing better than stitching with wool when it’s a handwork project! I love the texture because it’s so soft, supple and cushy. When wool is felted, raw edges look lovely and seams aren’t needed. I also enjoy the rich, dark colors and my preference is hand-dyed wool if I can afford it.
The pattern, Mistletoe Magic is from Wooden Spool Designs. I followed the pattern… mostly. The embroidery was applied with Sticky Fabri-Solvy. It makes embroidery so easy!


Also, more embellishment than required was applied because it needed a little sparkle. Instead of white buttons there are sweet red buttons and on top of the little red buttons are small sparkly beads… so pretty!
It also called for muslin in the center so I used Osnaburg. Osnaburg is muslin but it is a much looser weave and looks a bit like oatmeal in color. I love the texture and it adds a bit of visual interest.
Finally, the pattern requires one silver ring tag. I couldn’t figure this  out so, I asked Judy. She thought it was one of the price tags with the paper inside the silver ring and you remove the paper.  Well, as you can see, she was right! It worked great and is very light and flat.

Well, I’m off to a new project, Mistletoe Wishes Stamp Pillow. It’s about halfway completed but it’s looking good isn’t it? It’ll be done for Christmas this year. You wait and see…


  1. Marilyn Lessner - December 11, 2012

    Love both of the projects, Mari! I think I am going to have to put them on my “definate” to do list for the coming year. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sue Joos - December 11, 2012

    Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!

  3. Carol Freeman - December 11, 2012

    That is absolutely gorgeous. Going on my to~do list too. Love it. Thanks for sharing.