Monday, February 7, 2011

I fought the pillow...not sure who won!

I sew.  I am not a great sewer.  I try.  Sometimes I succeed. Sometimes not.  And most of the time, it's somewhere in between.  Kind of like my life.  I am in the process of redoing my sewing/craft/misc room in our house.  It's been fun to redo on a BUDGET!  I have a black and white theme with red accents.  So I wanted to do a statement pillow.  It was supposed to be for a 24 inch pillow.  It ended up being 16 inches.  That's what I mean.  I'm not so exact.  I entered it in Sew, Mama, Sew Blog.  If I win, it will be a God thing!  Here's the pillow:
I used fabric that I had in my stash or that my mom had.  I wanted to use some red ric-rack but it didn't work.  So I had to rip it out and start over.  I ended up using grosgrain ribbon and hand pleated it.  This was a pain!  And I sure there was an easier way.  The birds are actually iron on transfers that I used with my Silhouette Cutter.  Oh, let me mention the pillow form.  Since I had 2-24 inch pillow forms and NOT a 16 inch pillow I went shopping.  Blank plain pillow forms can be $15-$25.  It's really crazy.  So I went to Ross and got a ready made pillow for the inside.  Done.  And it only cost $5!  (Take the cover with you to the store!)

Now I need some ideas for the 2-24 inch pillows!

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