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heart marks the spot pillow

by Heather Shaw $56.00
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Where In The World

From the spot you met your sweetie to the place you said "I do," this worldly pillow commemorates the locales you love. Heather Shaw created this plush, interactive canvas for her map-loving son so he could pinpoint where he was and where he'd been. A threaded needle and two hand-printed buttons allow you to sew a heart and star over your favorite or most meaningful corners of the world. Handmade in Canada.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
24397
Made from
cotton, organic hemp
Measurements
18" L x 12" W x 5" H
Notes
Care: hand wash, hang to dry, iron
  • the maker
Heather Shaw

Heather Shaw

Inspired by the concept of pillows as blank canvases, art history buff and textiles expert Heather Shaw set off on a crafty journey around 1995--and continues exploring her zeal for art and design with her whimsical line of embroidered pillows.

Inspired by natural materials, simple lines and soothing palettes, Shaw first explored stenciling and screen-printing motifs onto organic fabrics, finishing each piece with striking silhouettes of original embroidery. Since becoming a mother and an aunt, Shaw has integrated playful motifs and iconic childhood images into her work.

Shaw graduated with a degree in Textiles from art school in her native region of eastern Canada, where she currently handcrafts every whimsical pillow with care from the creative bunker of her home studio in Toronto. collection

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HEART MARKS THE SPOT PILLOW
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

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    (9)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)

Cons

  • Small (3)

Best Uses

  • Decoration (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (7), Budget shopper (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (10)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (6), Wife (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (5)

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5.0

Heart Marks the Spot Pillow

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from wendell, nc

About Me Midrange Shopper

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Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Decoration

    Comments about HEART MARKS THE SPOT PILLOW:

    quick delivery, packaged well, unique. So thoughtful to include the needle and thread for quick button attachment!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    4.0

    great gift for travelers

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    from Tx

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Keeps Shape
    • Supportive

    Cons

    • Small

    Best Uses

    • Decoration
    • Extra Support

    Comments about HEART MARKS THE SPOT PILLOW:

    I bought one for me and one for my best friend. We travel a lot, so I bought small buttons from a craft store to mark our travels.

    I wish this pillow was a bit larger, so it could have a more detailed map on it. But it's a great accent pillow, and will be perfect for napping.

    If you made a similar pillow with an enlarged US map, I'd buy it!

    Packaging was secure, and shipping was very fast.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    5.0

    Definitely worth it!

    By 

    from Hudson, NH

    About Me Midrange Shopper

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Keeps Shape
    • Supportive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Decoration

      Comments about HEART MARKS THE SPOT PILLOW:

      Perfect gift for my travel loving friend!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      5.0

      Repeat purchase

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      from Minneapolis, MN

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Decoration

          Comments about HEART MARKS THE SPOT PILLOW:

          We purchased this on two separate occasions for female colleages who were retiring from an airline career. We include a message "where ever you go in this world, remember we love you." and sewed the heart button on to our location. I imagine they will use it in their home or office as decoration. I like the heaviery fabrice and LOVE the pre-threaded needle include. Made it easy to attach the button.

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          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          5.0

          Repeat purchase

          By 

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Midrange Shopper

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          Pros

          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Decoration

            Comments about HEART MARKS THE SPOT PILLOW:

            We purchased this on two separate occasions for colleagues who were retiring from an airline career. Both were women and we thought this would be a reminder that "where ever you go in this world, remember we love you" and we used the heart button included to attach to our location. LOVE that the needle is already threaded and ready to go to sew to the special spot. I like the heavy fabric and imagine they will use the item to decorate a chair in their home or home office.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
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            • Other

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            5.0

            Great gift!

            By 

            from Raleigh, NC

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Anniversary Gift

            Cons

            • Smaller than expected

            Best Uses

              Comments about HEART MARKS THE SPOT PILLOW:

              Wife enjoyed the gift. She will use it to keep up with our traveled location.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Wife
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Anniversary

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              5.0

              Very good

              By 

              from Charleston SC

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                    Comments about HEART MARKS THE SPOT PILLOW:

                    No regrets

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Wife
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Other

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                    5.0

                    Great gift for my husband

                    By 

                    from Fair Oaks, CA

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Decoration

                      Comments about HEART MARKS THE SPOT PILLOW:

                      My husband loved the idea behind this gift-honoring where we met and where we married, and he isn't even a pillow person. It is well made, and a great design that even comes with a needle and thread to sew on the button. Love it!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Husband
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Valentine’s Day

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect Gift

                      By 

                      from Wisconsin

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design

                      Cons

                      • Small
                      • Too Firm

                      Best Uses

                      • Decoration

                      Comments about HEART MARKS THE SPOT PILLOW:

                      Great gift for my traveling best friend and her husband.

                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other

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                      4.0

                      Cute idea!

                      By 

                      from North Augusta, SC

                      About Me Budget Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Comfortable

                      Cons

                      • Small

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about HEART MARKS THE SPOT PILLOW:

                        I bought this as a "travel pillow." My family loves to travel, so I bought this to mark all of the places we've been. I plan to sew buttons on each location as a reminder of our adventures.

                        My only issue...I would love it to be bigger. It was much smaller than I was hoping, but should work just fine.

                        Super-cute idea for long-distance relationships...but I love how you can also make it work to mark vacation spots.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Husband
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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