Sunday, July 22, 2012

Little Puffy Pillow

I was going to title this post 'poofy purple pillow' and challenge you to say that three times fast, but that's just silly. *waggles eyebrows*

You guys, something really neato happened yesterday which made me get on the fast track. My vintage flowers for the July Stitch Along was featured on Feeling Stitchy! I'm so flattered and it totally made my day so I thought, ya know, I better get to moving on making that pretty little thing into something other than a piece of fabric that goes into the WIP pile (y'all know how that goes, right?). So Saturday night I got busy and whipped it out.

Ta-da, poofy purple pillow! Go on, say it three times fast!

I raided my precious charm pack stash of 30's vintage inspired fabrics to jazz up the front of the pillow. The pieces I used were actually cut from scraps from my on-going yo-yo project. Charm packs are small pieces of fabric to start out with, just 5" square, but I'm going to save & use every square inch.

 It was fun choosing which patterns to use, I love them all so much. Here's the left side.

And here's the right.

I used a different fabric for the back to make removable envelope style pillow cover. I love this fabric too, I've had this one in my stash for well over a year. I'm glad I finally got to use a bit of it.

Viola! A quick project, done! Kinda pretty too. It's always so nice to tick something off of the 'to make' list.

Gratuitous beauty shot!
This picture is deceiving, it looks so nice and shady and cool, HA! It was 103 degrees this afternoon when I took this photo. Oooofa! That's hot!

Thanks for visiting today, I see there are a few new folks following along, welcome! I'm glad you're here, please pop in often and say hello, I love meeting new people! 

Hope you all have a great Monday!
oxo,
Lisa

p.s. Eeeep! My little pillow is featured on Craft Gossip today, check it out!

10 comments:

Mom Wald said...

Good Morning! I am not going to try to say that three times, because I have not had my coffee yet. Your pillow is super sweet. I appreciate you saving your bits, because I agree. You never know what they can become!

Victoria said...

Congratulations on being featured! What a darling pillow!

Sandy Leigh said...

Very cute! I love making pillows for my outdoor furniture too!
Sandy Leigh at EatWriteDreamStitch

Angela Lee said...

Visiting from Sew Many Ways. Love, love, love your pillow! The embroidery is perfect, and the colors are too.

Claudia said...

Gorgeous work, Lisa! :)
Best regards, from Brazil

Charlotte said...

Found your beautiful work at Craft Gossip. New follower.

Micupoftea~ said...

Charming pillow, beautiful stitching! Never learned to do hand embroidery but I have a Pfaff that does it. (I know that's not quite the same) Add a book and a glass of iced tea to the bench scene and you have a perfect afternoon :)
Shawn

Bonnie said...

Your pillow is so adorable! I love how you did the sides...I like that idea a lot!! I would have only thought to surround the whole thing with a border, but I like this much better!! Brilliant! I'm going to use that idea next time I make something. Congrats on being featured on Feeling Stitchy, that's sooo great!

Beedeebabee said...

What a great pillow Lisa, and it showcases your sweet embroidery so perfectly. I saw your embroidery over at Feeling Stitchy and recognized it right away! You go girl!!! xo :)

marie said...

What a pretty pillow...I love the fabrics you used. The colors in this pillow are beautiful.
Congrats on having it featured!