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.
I'm a mother of one "out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and four chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.