Thursday, March 28, 2013


I'm getting ready to spray paint.  The sun's out and it's in the 60s.  I have to find my motivation first.  Right now I'm having a strong desire to lay face down on the couch on my new throw pillows while watching Gilmore Girls.  But I know if I lay down I'll never get back up in time to paint.  As it is, I'm watching Gilmore Girls and trying to channel my motivation.  It's there somewhere.  And I hate to waste the warm weather.

So, while I work on the desire to do something I'm going to show off my pillows.  Yesterday after work I worked like crazy to finish my pillows.  While watching Newsies.  Yup, Newsies.  I really hope you've seen that movie, if you haven't go watch it now.  It's one of my all time favorite movies.  I was making sure it was appropriate to show at school.  It pretty much is.

Okay.  Pillows.  There were only two left to sew.  I'd already done three of the flower print pillow covers and one tan one with a stripe of the flower print sewn in.  And I already had the main part of a lumbar pillow cover done.  And pieces cut for the sixth and final pillow.
So these are the pillows you saw yesterday.  I threw them on the other couch but still the same pillows.

Then I got to work on the lumbar pillow.  I had a plan.  It was a great plan.  I was going to make flowers to make a pillow look like this.

But it turns out I suck at making fabric flowers.  I can do a halfway decent job making them out of felt, but when it came to linen, they looked like absolute garbage.  So I gave up.  But not before busting out a $1 spool of cream lace.  I cut it into strips and hot glued it to the pillow cover.  My husband came home and was super impressed.  I was pretty pleased with how it turned out.  I'll call my initial mis-step a success.
Seriously, how cute is that little band of lace.  I'm in love.

And then came the most ridiculously time consuming pillow I've ever made.  It was totally worth it though.  So super cute (in my opinion).  I sewed around 40 separate petals and then sewed them onto the pillow front.  Then there's the cute poofy center.  Adorable.  I used this tutorial.  I won't do a step by step, but her directions are great.  And this pillow was totally worth all the time it took.

And that's the pillow covers.  Now I'm off to at least try to finish painting my kitchen chairs.  There's a lot of spray paint in my future.  And sleeping in.  No school tomorrow thanks to Easter.  That's the best.


  1. OMG You are AMAZING!!! I love all your pillows and the petal once took some serious dedication (and sewing time) but it turned out beautifully!

    P.s. Why isn't it 60 here?? I'm definitely coming over now and we can go thrifting! :)

    1. Thanks! It took forever but I think was definitely worth it!

      Come on over! It's supposed to be warm again tomorrow.

  2. Love the pillows! They are super cute! :)

    Have a good weekend!