New One Minute Video: How to Make a Felt Rose Pillow and Harold

This Valentine post is a not only a cute felt, rose pillow tutorial, but it’s a love story. Not your typical love story, but a love story none the less.

It goes like this:

I get to wake up every morning to a beautiful, panoramic view of the Eagle Cap Wilderness.

But that’s not the best part. Nope!

The best part is seeing the little green house that sits across the field in my view and remembering the man who used to live there.


You see, 24 years ago Harold made our dream of building a house come true. Even though he didn’t know us very well, he generously said yes when we asked him if he’d be willing to sell us a piece of his property. He practically gave it to us. He was paying it forward, he said. He wanted us for his neighbor, he said. He liked us, he said.


And, as if the property wasn’t enough of a gift, he unknowingly gave us the gift of generosity, the gift of devotion, and the gift of love each and every day. I wish he would’ve known exactly how powerful his gift was.

Each morning, as I look out my window my first thoughts are of love, of generosity, of compassion, and devotion all because of Harold.

When I look over at his house I and remember him out puttering around in his garden, I see generosity. When I remember seeing his adult children rallying around him as he grew old, taking turns living with him and keeping his place up, I see devotion. When I see his little green house, I see love.

Thoughts of generosity, devotion and love. Pretty good way to start every day if you ask me.

This one’s for you Harold! We love you!

And, if you happen to have a soft spot for everything that celebrates love, this delightful DIY rose pillow can be made in an afternoon and will look great on your couch, chair or even in your love nest.

Click here to watch the Facebook video: (Be sure to turn unmute the sound, it’s much better with the music 🙂

Here’s the YouTube version in case you don’t have Facebook:

Click here for the full step-by-step tutorial.

Click here for more sewing and refashioning inspiration and tutorials.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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12 Responses to New One Minute Video: How to Make a Felt Rose Pillow and Harold

  1. Mother Deer says:

    Lovely pillow; lovely sentiment 🙂

  2. Susan Luke says:

    What a sweet story and a sweet pillow!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Love this! Can’t believe it’s been 24 years!

  4. Paulina Beattie says:

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful story! A blessing in itself!

  5. J P says:

    This was such a beautiful post. I’ll bet Harold loved you too. You both are (were) kind and decent people and this has got me quite moved and teary. I wish you a wonderful Valentine’s day!

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