Monday, April 30, 2012

The domestic bug is biting: Pillow Decor

We are moved into our new home but are far from being settled. I can't wait to have a free day and spend unpacking....if that will ever happen. In the mean time I am seeing pillows in every home magazine I look at. And as we packed up our old place we realized we do have alot of pillows but we couldn't throw any of them away and believe me, Andy loves to clear clutter. Pillows are a great, inexpensive way to change the feel of a room.

New way to remember that last vacation on Stitchagram. Have your photos imprinted onto a throw pillow.

Create your own pillow on Stitchagram

Mix and match ideas from Apartment Therapy. When doing this try to stick to a few colors or one motif. 

mix and match 

from Miss Eva Diva Designs on etsy

Wiener Dog Dachshund Pillow - Doxie and Owl's Day at the Park

from Persnickety Pelican on etsy

Or add monogramming to your pillow

Monogram Pillow from  Lil and Gaines on etsy

My friend Kayte has been settled into her place for about a year now and she is adding some color by learning to make pillows. Kayte is a beginner sewer and made these pillows with no problem. She is using 3 different fabrics on 4 pillows. We still have 2 more to sew but here is what they look like so far. 

This is one pillow with 2 different fabrics. The linen fabric with pink berries will be used on all 4 pillows. The 3rd fabric is from the same collection at the aqua fabric. She chose a white vintage button from my collection to be the closure. The pillow size is 16 x 16. 

Will post the final pics as soon as Kayte and I finish them....hopefully this summer! 

1 comment:

  1. I love my new pillows. Thanks Tracey for teaching me how to sew them!