Friday, May 28, 2010

Monogram Pillow & Friday Follows

I'm on pillow/flower kick. OK, I'm on a "I make stuff" kick, and the point of having a blog is to , well, blog about the stuff right? I had some "I know I'll use it someday" fabric in my stash and it went well with the colors of the other pillows I recently made and I still had some scraps left from the dress I cut up. So I created a monogram using a desktop publishing program ( Printshop Deluxe) and decided to add the year we were married. Printed that on transfer paper ( don't forget to reverse the image!) and ironed it to a linen dress scrap:
 I wanted a casual shabby look so I top stitched it to a flour sack towel panel and then to the pillow top. I didn't care about the linen or flour sack panel edges being finished because I wanted a ragged look. Sewed the rest of the pillow cover together and stuffed it w/ a 14x14 pillow form.

Being flower crazy, I made four black organza flowers with centers made from scraps of the fabric I used to make the pillow.  Here's the finished product:
It's hard to see in the picture but I pulled threads on both the linen and flour sack panels to fray them.

Linking Up and Participating in the following:


 Beyond The Picket Fence



The Girl Creative


lori said...

That is so adorable. I wish I could sew! I am coming at you from New Friend Friday. I have never participated before :) Have a great weekend.

daniii♥ said...

Adorable! Happy friday!

(visiting from nff)

Elder Esplin said...

This is too cute! I have so many projects I want to do with so little time!

Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

Cheryl@scrapaddict4sure said...

Hello awesome goddess of sewing I am always in awe o f people who can do it
nice looking blog by the way . I am stopping by from New Friend friday
have a good weekend

Unknown said...

darling pillow... love it! Jenn

Michelle L. said...

Hi! I was clicking around (I can't even remember where) and came to visit because I love the title of your blog. I am really impressed, you make super cuteness, all very elegant. Keep blogging please! I'm coming back often!

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Great Job!!! I saw your link on Sunday Showcase and I am your newest follower! Nice to meet you. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Love the striped ticking fabric. I'm a sucker for anything monogramed...fabulous job! Thanks for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn