I am a blog stalker and not afraid to admit it! I subscribe to ALOT of people's blogs and it almost becomes overwhelming at times when I don't keep my email up to date. But I don't want to miss out on so many cute ideas! I love the creativity that abounds in blog-land.
My latest project was inspired by one of the talented ladies I
stalk....um I mean
follow :) She got the idea from someone else so I don't feel bad.
Well actually I wouldn't have felt bad anyway. My mom always told me
that copying is the highest form of flattery. No she wasn't
encouraging cheating at school....not that kind of copying silly!
The only problem with looking at so many projects is I forgot where the original came from. If I find it again I will link it up....promise!!!!
I decided I wanted a new pillow one of the chairs downstairs. I recently redid the room and changed out the big blue chair with a neutral slip cover. I was going to make a slip cover out of drop clothes but when I found one at Kohls on clearance for about $40 and I had an extra 30% off how could I go wrong! Besides I don't think I could have made it any cheaper and my sanity was worth spending the $ on!
Back to the project......
Here is the old pillow. (If you have an old pillow that doesn't work for you it is very easy to remake it into something that will!)
I cut out a square that would be the front of my pillow. I used a heavier, duck type of material. Something I had found in the remnant section a long time ago. Next I cut the back pieces. I cut 2 squares that would overlap so I could make the pillow slide into the case when finished. The back pieces overlap. All I did was fold over the ends when I sewed them.
I made a pattern out of cardboard for my birds. I traced them onto the fusible web and cut them out and ironed them on the material I wanted to use. I then ironed on my pieces to the pillow front. I embroidered by the hand the legs and ground and sewed on some buttons. I then pinned on the back pieces on and sewed it up. This is a fairly fast and inexpensive project that I really enjoyed.
Now I have cute little birds on a fun pillow. I still have not seen my first robin but I know Spring is on it's way when I glance at my cute pillow.