June 09, 2010

Plethora of Pillows

Well, I've never been a sewer.

I'm learning.

You might still say I'm not a sewer at the end of all this.
But I tried! :)

Here was my inspiration for this particular pillow:

But mine turned out slightly different.

Remember my post about my 5$ Canvas Art?
That fabulous place mat I found and used?

I used it here as well.

I grabbed a bit of burlap and place the placemat over it.

I used Valspar Espresso and sprayed carefully over the placemat.
The 'step 2' picture shows the burlap after I sprayed and then lifted the placemat off.

I loved the design.

Watcha think?

I'm in love.

It looks so much richer in person, believe me.
I think it's funky and fun.

So this one pillow gave it to a couple others:
one inspired by:

That one turned out like this---

My crazy camera hates taking indoor pictures and it was raining outside so sorry about the crazy glares.

But I love this fabric. It was kind of a pain to sew but it got done... I followed the tutorial just on a larger scale to cover a pillow I had.

The button is my favorite part- I added a piece of ruffle ribbon for the loop and it turned out soo cute.

The white one is my very first pillow I ever attempted.
I used my mom's sewing machine and we had a big fight over these pillows.

We don't get along. :)

But my cute little new purple sewing machine loves me (it sewed through that burlap like a pro)

So there ya have it.

My little pile of pillows.

Ooh I might just go curl up on them with a good book and listen to the rain.
Sound good?

**I'm so excited that my burlap pillow made it to the top ten picks on the CSI Project...
check it out here...



These pillows were also featured over at Sweet Charli's...


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  1. I am going to have to try this! It is so much easier than the way I did it my pillows last week {}.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. what a fantastic idea! i love how the pillow turned out. i am going to have to try this out.

  3. The pillows are gorgeous! Love them!

  4. Oh my GOSH! I have those place mats in black! I am totally going to try that! They turned out beautiful. Love all of the pillows actually, great job.

  5. What a great idea! I love the pattern :)

  6. Just made some pillows for my sofa. Really simple, but I'm glad I saw this so I can try it to make some for my bed. Thanks, enjoyed it.

  7. Kelsey! I'm so glad you stopped by Kreative Knack! Cuz that lead me to you blog! I ♥ that burlap pillow! Great job! Oh and I'm your newest follower :)

  8. I love them all, especially the painted one. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love the burlap one and am drooling over that placement find. I'd be using that baby to stencil everything in my house!!

  10. That is an awesome pillow! I love that it is spray painted. I will feature it at Grab my "featured" button.

  11. These are all so darling! I am so glad you shared with us! Thanks for linking up! ;)

  12. That is so cool! I'm going to be looking for placemats like that, now!

  13. This was an amazing project. Congratulations on your top 10 win!


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