Here is what the valence looked like.
Here is the pillow I made. I found a 16 x 12 pillow at Joann's today which was a great size for what I had in mind. I used the curtain holders for tabs.
I cut the fabric to be 16 1/2 inches long and 12 1/2 inches wide.
I also made her a satin edged lovey with minkey backing and a taggy. I hope all of this shows her how much we appreciate all she did this year!