Thursday, December 11, 2014

Happy Birthday to ME :)


So, the other day I bought myself a little present for my birthday tomorrow, and it arrived today.  I don't even know where to begin to describe how much I love this product so let me just say, if it were possible to fall in love with a pillow, THIS is the pillow to fall in love with. Really.

I create custom designs for other people all the time but rarely do I create them for myself.  Just busy doing other things, I guess :)  But this idea popped into my head the other day and it came out exactly on canvas (so to speak) as it appeared in my head, and I was very happy with it.  I decided to go with a burlap design for the background and red for the heart and names to match our dark brown couch and my super soft red throw blanket that lays on the back of it.  It was a perfect match!

Now about the product itself:

zazzle offers these pillows in either Polyester or cotton, and I decided to go with the Polyester as customer reviews always mention how silky soft it feels.  They weren't kidding! Super smooth to the touch, and very very soft. It has a hidden zipper enclosure at the bottom seam and that's the zipper pull you can see at the bottom right of the pillow above.

The pillow insert itself is SUPER fluffy, which is awesome. I chose the 20"x20" size (they also come in 16"x16") because I require large pillow-fluffy-ness :)

Two more added bonuses: both the cover and the insert are machine washable and this product is made in the USA.

As for the printing:  zazzle's print quality never fails to blow me away.  Depending on the product (fabric, texture, etc., the final color may be a shade different than what you see on the screen, and that was the case with the pillow.  The faux burlap background is slightly lighter, a more muted shade, but still the same color.  The red I used in the design is actually a much deeper red in the final product and that worked out wonderfully as well since it matches my throw blanket almost exactly.

Overall, I couldn't be more pleased with the final product.  I do offer customization on these (both top and bottom lines of text can be changed, as well as all the names on the right and left), so if you'd like one for yourself or for a gift for someone special, please contact me here and I'd be more than happy to help you with that.