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Monday, March 29, 2010

My Three-Year Pillow

Okay, Okay! So maybe this pillow didn't take me three years to make, but I have been thinking about it...and I've had the materials *gasp* for three years. Can anyone say procrastinator??

So here is what I did:


This is the fabric I chose. I love the "chunky" feel to it and the neutral color. And the fact that it was on the clearance rack for only $1. 


First, I laid the fabric out and cut around my pillow form. A seamstress I am not...


Then I stitched up three sides, reinforcing the corners by back-stitching.


I turned my pillow right side out and then (insert pillow form here) stitched up the end. Since my "blind stitch" stinks (it is never actually blind), I opted for the slip stitch using some really cool floss-sort-of-stuff (my name for it, lol) that I picked up at the local consignment for $.19.  It is a rich brown color that adds just a little bit of color. (I liked it so much that I actually continued it on the other side of the pillow, lol.)


Next, I cut out three large and three small circles from the same fabric. (Three=one circle for each year.)


I laid them out on my pillow to see what they would look like...


Here's a closeup.


I continued my fabulous slip-stitch around the edges of the large and small circles. See how nice the brown thready stuff works? 


And here's the finished project!  I. love. it. (Might I add that my ds's response was "WOAH!" *smiles*)

But there's a problem...


I can't decide if it should go here...

Or maybe here...




Or what about here?  

It will probably take me three years to decide....


 


9 comments:

julietk said...

:-)

beckaboots said...

Wow- great job with that pillow. Sometimes I'm scared of the fancy "chunky" fabrics because I don't want to mess them up- but it looks like you did an awesome job with it!

Chelsea said...

Wow! Great project, such a pretty pillow. ~Chelsea

Milnie said...

Gorgeous Pillow Debbi! Also many thanks for entering my candy!

hugs

MarvelouslyMessy said...

That fabric is great. I love the idea of a flower for each year (I procrastinate with my crafts too).

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

delightful! great job! I'm dropping by from Making the World Cuter. I hope to see you back at my place soon! until later...

Crafty Dawn said...

Wonderful pillow looks great! good luck with yr candy entry on my blog

love Dawn xx

too Blessed to Stress said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I just adore the textureand the little posies totaly make me melt. I LOVE pillows... your's is darling:)

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

jenjen said...

It turned out great! I procrastinate too - I have a bunch of projects that I really need to finish :)

Thanks for linking up to my party!

XOXO
Jen

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