April 15, 2011

Pillows for my cozy corner...

I have one corner in my craftoom that has a comfy chair. In theory, I should be the one sitting there when I want to pour over craft books and magazines. It's become Penny's chair. She likes to keep me company when I'm in my special room. If you are interested in getting a tour of my craft room, see this post.

While I was off on spring break last week, I found this pillow at my favorite antique/thrift store.

I fell in love with the blue birds.
It inspired me to attempt my own pillow.

I used a hankie, part of a pillow case, and a baby blanket that had a lovely bird stitched in the corner.

I don't own a sewing machine and it took me hours to hand stitch all the various layers. I told my mother she won't be allowed to inspect it. She was just proud that I even picked up a needle and thread and stuck with it.

Penny has been temporarily demoted to the end of the chair/footstool.

I don't think she really minds...
XOXO


Don't forget tonight's Easter give-away.

Random drawing to be held tonight at 7pm EST.

11 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Great job Kim!! the pillow turned out beautiful. Thrifted hankies and bibs are a wonderful to incorporate into pillows - and it looks like Penny enjoys it!

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! I am sooo impressed! That turned out sooo cute!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Jodi said...

awesome! good work! sooooo cute!!!

Sarah said...

Time for a craigslist sewing machine!

My Vintage Mending said...

Can you hear that? It is the lure of a sewing machine calling....do not be afraid. It is like working a mixer. I love them. Needle and thread are like glue and scissors. You did a fantastic job. Very creative. Smiles...Renee

Lee said...

Adorable pillows! So creative...
Thanks for sharing!

My Vintage Mending said...

I got it! Miss Penny needs a new cozy bed! You could use that new/old sewing machine to make her a sweet spot in a new/old doll crib. Its win win!

Heather said...

What a cute pillow! You really did a beautiful job. I think I hear a sewing machine calling your name! :)

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Aw you did a fabulous job and it doesnt look like Miss Penny minds one little bit. Hope you guys have a FABULOUS weekend

Cindy said...

Way to go Kim! The pillow turned out wonderfully! I am so excited that my crafting/scrapbooking cabinet has finally been ordered and should be delivered soon. I love all the Easter crafts you have done this week. I have my peat pots and paper eggs painted but have yet to decorate and modge podge them. I have to get on the ball because Easter is a little over a week away!

Hope you have a lovely weekend...
Cindy

Jboo said...

So so cute! How in the world do you get everything accomplished and do it all so well?? You are amazing!

Have a great weekend!

Janet