Saturday, June 12, 2010

Pillow, pillows, pillows

I love me some pillows. And I've made a few in my time.
This one I did for my sis Ginger for her b'day in March. I used a vintage antimacassar and some lovely linen from Dharma Trading. (Many of these I've shown before. Bear with me, please.)
And this I have in my Etsy shop here. It's made of a vintage tea towel. It's one of my faves.
This is also offered in one of my shops. Here I took a vintage tea towel with some purty big holes in it and cut it up to use with a remnant chenille fabric I found for a song in a lovely store in Austin.

Another vintage tea towel turned into a pillow, this on the bed in my guest room. I made the one on the right as well a lo-ong time ago, using a vintage needlepoint I picked up at an antique store and a remnant of fringe. Cheap those, but then I had an 8" down pillow form made for it. I mean, who can tell if a pillow that small is down? It's not exactly sink-into-able. Silly, silly used-to-be me!
This I made not too long ago for my hair stylist. It's a design I intend to re-use. (I fixed that right corner but didn't take another shot. Sorry.)
This I didn't actually make, just sorta redid. I picked it up for four bucks in an antique store in Port Townsend, Washington. Its filling was all flattened and as trim it had this yucky hand-made cording--I know handmade's cool, but not this stuff. I loved the look of the old worn velvet on the back so I pulled off the trim, restuffed it--polyfil this time, not down, which most of mine are. As trim I used a couple of handmade buttons I also picked up in Port Townsend, though on a different trip.
I love this one! I made it from a sampler I stitched ages ago, using a design borrowed from a $125 pillow and vintage fabric I salvaged from an old table runner picked up in a thrift store.

And the point of all this?
This pillow I just made for the bedroom my sis Billie is decorating in her new apartment. (Yes, I know it needs pressing. I will do before I send it to her.) The lamp I showed here has sent her in a new direction--blue--so I used a tea towel I picked up at Dollar Tree when we were all in Fredericksburg. Few tea towels are big enough to make a decent square pillow so I embroidered some of the Dharma Trading linen to stretch it.

So, that's my show and tell for this lovely Saturday. The hub should be waking soon, and I haven't had breakfast so I'd best get moving.


I'm linking this post to Fabric Fun Thursday at Cheap Chic Home. Check her out!


And to Strut Your Stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple.

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Ta, y'all.

4 comments: said...


You left a comment on my blog about where to get the blue fabric. Here you go:

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Amanda said...

I love, love, love the "G" pillow with red buttons... So pretty! I love one below it, too, with the flowers! :-)

Staci J said...

Great job on your pillows!! I love the 3d flowers, so clever!

Kim said...

Thank you for sharing all of these ideas! I really love the checkerboard one, what a great use of old damaged fabric. Wonderful job all the way around. Thank you for joining FFT.