Monday, May 17, 2010

A Pretty Oops! (Deployment Projects #112- 120)

Today was a day filled with pillow making – and a few other projects!  I made 8 pillows and a cushion today - -  I call that a productive day!  Four of the pillows were for a friend, and 4 were for me. 

I wanted to change out the pillows in my living room - - nothing fancy, nothing too dramatic, I just wanted to bring in a little more blue.  Last week while I was perusing our local Salvation Army, I found a king size flat sheet that is the perfect color blue.  For $1.99 you can’t beat the price!  I was able to make 4 pillows and I still have fabric left over!

Two of the pillows are finished with a vintage crocheted lace trim.  They turned out so sweet! 


The other two were supposed to have a matching tiny knife pleat edge (this would be where the Pretty Oops comes in) - - I was a little sidetracked while I was sewing the second pillow and I didn’t pay attention to which direction I sewed the pleats on which meant that the rough edge ended up on the outside.  I decided that instead of ripping it all out, I would just go with it and see what happens.  Turns out, I really kind of like the effect.  It has a rough, fraying, ruffled effect.


Isn’t is a pretty look on the couch - - the blue really frame the bird pillows beautifully.



Here are the other pillows I made today - - this is a fabulous idea - - my friend is getting ready to move, and her new home has a front porch with plenty of room for a wicker couch and two chairs.   I’m working on the cushions for the furniture, but today I made the pillows.   She had me embroider the house number on one pillow and “Welcome” on the other.  These will be on the chairs right by her front door.  What a cute way to help people find your home!!  Love it!



This last pillow is for my friend’s new dining room.  She has an old church pew that she is going to put along one wall in there for extra seating.  I made the cushion for the pew today and this sweet pillow.


“The fondest memories are made gathered around the table.”     


Autumn said...

Beautiful! As always!
Hope your birthday was special!
Miss you!

coryshay said...

You are some kind of talented, girl! Thank you so much for answering my ruffler foot questions on my blog. I love the frayed edge ruffles on that pillow...what a great oops!

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