Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sweet Little Pillows

I've been having fun making pillows this past week.  Here are just a couple of the one's I've made using recycled fabrics, trim, and vintage lace found at Scott's.  I love their pretty colors which make me long for spring.
 
 
The rose fabric was a sundress and the green check was a shirt I purchased at Goodwill.  The lace was really a vintage linen that I cut up and used the edges to make the lace.  I covered the buttons with flowers from the floral fabric to dress the pillow even more.
 
 
The back of this pillow is a solid piece of the rose fabric that is beautiful and delicate.
 
 
The other pillow is very similar, just made with different fabrics and a different color scheme.  The floral fabric on this turquoise themed pillow I got from an Ann Taylor Loft skirt.  I love this fabric and would love to do a whole room around it if it was available.  Wouldn't it make a great jumping off point for a bedroom for a child?  Such a cheerful and happy fabric.
 
 
Again I used the same green check and vintage lace, but this time I also used the little pleated ruffle and rick rack that was on the bottom of the skirt.
 
 
I so enjoy making pillows.  There are endless possibilities of colors, fabrics, and trims.  Plus they are a project that you can complete in a relatively short amount of time, making you feel like you're accomplishing something rewarding.
 

Linking with
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The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
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Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
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33 comments:

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Very pretty Cindy and very sweet! I do love the colors and all the florals!~Hugs, Patti

Cozy Little House said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And you're recycling too!
Brenda

sissie said...

I love these pretty little pillows.

hugs
Sissie

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

SO SWEET!

Love those sweet pillows!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How pretty these are and so creative. Love all of the fabric you have used.

Mary Ellen said...

Cindy you are amazing with putting fabrics and trims together! These pillows are so pretty - I am going to Pin these pretties!

Love how you used clothing for fabric- my only problem with this is that I have a huge pile of clothes set aside for projects!

So fun taking with you the other day!

bee blessed
mary

Lacrima said...

Poduszki są prześliczne:)
Pozdrawiam Lacrima

Pat said...

These pillows are beautiful Cindy! I love the mix of fabrics.

Renee said...

very pretty

June said...

Cindy these are so pretty. I LOVE that you used made over clothing for these! They are beautiful!!!
hugs from here...

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those are the cutest pillows.

Passionate for White said...

They're adorable and just shouting Spring!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are so adorable! I just love the mix of patterns and how cute they are! I'm visiting from the Cozy little house! I just had to come and see more! ♥

Summerland Cottage Studio said...

Cindy I LoVe your new pillows.
The fabrics are happy and charming as is the sweet designs and the quality of workmanship is impeccable!

Ms. Redo said...

Oh my goodness, I am so excited to discover you. Brenda at Cozy Little House told us about your pillows, so I had to come right over and see them. I love them!!! And what a fantastic idea to use thrift store/ used items to make them. Thanks for sharing the beauty with us. Come by to see me anytime, if you'd like. Hugs ~ Mary

Cindy said...

Beautiful pillows! I just had to stop by after visiting Cozy Little House and I know I will stay and look around awhile:)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your pillows are so pretty. I admire anyone who sews because it is not something I can do.

Poppy said...

Oh I am in LOVE with your pillows! How sweet! I especially appreciate the recycling aspect of your work. So glad to find you through Brenda @ Cozy Little House!

Have a wonderful day!

Lucille said...

I just discovered your blog through Brenda. Wow! You are one talented lady! Your cushions are little masterpieces!

Carol Pirozek said...

Thanks for giving me an idea to do this too for some much needed new pillows~I love pillows and yours are very pretty!! awesome Cindy!! :-)

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

How very sweet they turned out. Great use of recycled fabrics.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That is one of the cutest ideas I've seen in awhile. Those are great!! How do you make the outside edge piping?

Leslie's Garden said...

How cute and clever! I can't pick a favorite because they are all adorable!

Coopy said...

I came over to visit from Cozy Little House. Wanted to purchase your pink pillow and it was gone. No surprise as it was, WAS, beautiful. Hugs.

I'm having a GIVEAWAY if you would like to put your name in the mix. Hugs.

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

Beautiful pillows! You put mine to shame...I'm going to have to get more creative! I love that you used clothing!I'm a new follower! XX ~Deanna

It's All Connected said...

These are so sweet, I pinned them! ~ Maureen

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Great pillows...they are just wonderful

Karena said...

Cindy I just found you through Cozy Little House..I've signed up to follow your blog...I think you may have found a perfect side business for yourself..I love ...love..love the first pink pillow you showed...BRILLIANT...Blessings talented one..

Karena A Loblolly Life

SouthernHeart said...

Gorgeous pillows! I love the fabric and designs. Do you put zippers in your pillows? I'm about to make four pillows for my husband's younger daughter and the zippers are the part I dread most!

Maki said...

Your pillows are just beautiful!!! You have a great eye for design! I think most anyone would love to have one of these beauties in their
home.
Wishing you a happy day
Hugs, Maki

Maki's Little Red House

Sall's Country Life said...

Very pretty!! Love all the fresh colors and your handiwork is exquisite!

Páginas de Rose said...

Your work is beautiful!
I loved your blog.
Congratulations

Bj
Rose
http://amigasqueengordam.blogspot.com/

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! I love what you have done with all those old clothes! What a great idea! They turned out beautifully.

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