6.08.2010

Pillow Talk

I was in the mood to sew today. It had been a long time. This is what I had on hand to stitch up. (Well, that is not all I have that I could have stitched up) A fabric sample from Joann's and some grosgrain ribbon. I think the ribbon came wrapped around a blanket I got for Christmas.

I only had enough ribbon to make little pleats in the corners. Pinned then basted the ribbon on to the front. Then I just used some solid cream fabric I had on hand for the back. A remnant from Joann's. Pinned and stitched around all four corners but leaving the bottom open.


Stuffed it with a down insert I had and hand stitched it closed. I need pillows for the couch so if I find some I like and they go with this than great. If not, this really didn't cost me anything to make. No biggie. For now, it's better then the plaid one I had on there.



I need to gather what I already have around the house in one area so I know what I have. I'd like to use some of what I have stashed here and there that I forget about. Am I alone? Do you forget what you have too? How do you keep track of the things you are not using so you don't buy what you already have?

Well, I'm down a bit of fabric and some ribbon. It's a start.


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13 comments:

  1. Love te olors in the fabric...lovely. And thanks for stopping by and being one determined lady. I am glad you were able to get to it! Thanks again. I would love to meet you so I wish you could pop over to the shop!

    Molly

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  2. Well done Anita. I am impressed with your cushion you whipped up. Very impressive for using what you've got! xx

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  3. That is such pretty fabric.

    You made a really cute little pillow there~well done!

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  4. Love your new pillow! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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  5. I think that ribbon worked really well for pillow trim. never thought of that before.

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  6. I like the fabric, good job.

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  7. What a pretty remnant. I'm never that lucky at Joanne's.

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  8. Anita.. thanks so much for your visit today.. and your commenting on "The Gulf".. this also had me confused for several weeks until I really started to listen to what is going on! As a business owner your also responsible for the product you sell and that product is hurting many... This is a hard thing to have to think about I'm sure... Just say a Prayer, that's really all we can do...
    Sandy

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  9. I love that you used what you had on hand! Beautiful!

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  10. I love how you used the ribbon for trim. I didn't know that little pleat trick for the corners. {I try to make things harder than they should be}!!!
    Love the pillows!
    Rhonda

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  11. Your pillow turned out lovely...great job!
    Thanks for stopping by and for you sweet comment about my kitchen! Go for it...you can paint those dark cabinets and, viola, new kitchen! :)
    Hope you're having a great week! ~ Jo

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  12. What a cute blog you have... I'm your newest follower!

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