Friday, March 11, 2011

my new fav thing...

...is pillow covers! 

recently, i made 2 new covers for our bedroom toss pillows at the mountain house...currently there are 2 faux fur pillows in our room for 'winter' but since spring is right around the corner, i'm going to 'lighten' up the decor so to speak:

i bought this rectangular pillow form from hobbylobby and it's going to remain on our bed and get the covers changed out seasonally...here is my spring (maybe even summer) version...

all fabrics came from my ginormous stash!
this little birdie is the 'boy'...note his tail feathers

this one is the 'girl'...her feathers are prettier ;-)
i made this cover using my BRAND NEW sewing machine*!
the 'feathers' were some of the heirloom stitches the machine came with...

i make all pillow covers with a simply envelope back cause i'm too lazy to put in a zipper...and like to zigzag stitch in a contrasting color for extra pop



this really nice down pillow form was languishing in my junk filled craft room...so i pulled together scraps leftover from a custom client project to make this 'happy campers' pillow cover...

astute readers may notice that i made our shower curtain using this same fabric in another colorway...i love this fabric and would have never noticed it had that etsy client not chose it for a custom bunting...

because the scrap of the center fabric was too small to make the pillow, i used the coordinating flower print to edge it, piecing it together sort of like a quilt square...

the back is scraps of solid cream canvas...no contrasting stitching cause i was too lazy to change out the thread...

i really love how both pillow covers turned out and cannot wait to put them in our mountain house bedroom tomorrow!  we are headed up in the morning for a few days with some teenage girls on spring break...

happy weekend!

~k

*after the great sewing machine debacle, it became clear that i was not in any way shape or form a sewing machine repair person...the tension was shot...so instead of forking over money to fix a machine that i had never even liked (it was a refurbished machine and thus never really functioned as it was supposed to, in my opinion) i decided to bite the bullet and get a really nice machine...and i love it...moral of this story: you get what you pay for!



4 comments:

Sandy said...

Those are all so cute. I like them without zippers, too. I'm glad you got a new machine because you will use it! I know you'll be having fun at the mountain house.

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

So cute! I love the birdies!

girlville husband said...

Somebody PLEASE ask her where the material came from those birdies are made of. PLEASE - you won't be sorry. Unless she refuses to answer in which case, I will :-)

Swampgirl said...

I really wanted to know what kind of machine you got?? But, now I want to know about the birdie fabric??? Could it be The Husband's favorite shirt or boxers??