Feb 9, 2012

Today's Pillow Projects

I had some lovely friends over today, and one of them inspired me to do some pillow projects.  Being that I finished these up at 5:00 o'clock, the sun was going and I only took some quick instagram photos with my camera.  I didn't feel like dragging out my good camera and setting up the shot while I worked either.  I was too busy laughing and chatting.  I was also trying to "show off" my silhouette machine, and I did like a MILLION dumb errors.
Discovered: I cannot talk, laugh, and concentrate at the same time. Do you want to know how many times this "&" got cut?  Too bad.  I have a little pride and am going to save a little face on my blog.  Let's just say I didn't really impress my friend all THAT much.

Do you know what this means for you?  
You get the ugly pictures. Boom.
So I started by fusing fabric to heat and bond, cutting it out with the silhouette (ahem, a MILLION times) and then fusing that to fleece or felt. We sized the pillows to be about a foot square, cut with pinking shears and then we just stitched up the edges.  We purposefully didn't flip it inside out because seeing the raw seem made a nice edge on the pillow. The red one is actually red velvet.  It looks ever so much more amazing in person.  My friend and I both made this grey one.  Actually, she picked out the colors, and I liked it so much I straight up stole the same idea for my living room couch and made one too.   I made those other pillow covers last night.  Sometime I might show you how to make the easiest pillow covers ever, that come right off to be washed if you wish
 (I have three kids, I will wish).
Cute aren't they?  And I thought the "&" was perfect for Valentine's Day.  A subtle nod without screaming PINK HEARTS!
Here is the other one chillin on my bed.  I made my bed just for you.  You're welcome.

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