Sunday, November 1, 2009

How are you all doing? I hope you had a Happy Halloween! I am joining up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for another Met Monday and another transformation for me.
After moving my daughter into her new apartment in January (See post in Jan and Feb. 09) We need some accent pillows. We purchase two at Marshall's for 10.00. We added them to the room but it was not quite right.
So I decided to take the left over fabric from the window treatments we had made and make a couple of pillows.

I have to say I do procrastinate when it comes to getting out the sewing machine. That is not my first love. I did finally drag the machine out and made two 20" pillow covers. I used the check fabric, the brown window treatment fabric and purchase some coordinating ribbon for 2.99 for a spool. I purchased two spools of ribbon. I made one pillow with the check fabric in the center, and a board of brown. I then took the ribbon and outlined the entire square with it. I made a envelope type opening in the back to slip the Marshall's pillow in.

The second pillow, I made slightly different, taking half the check and half the brown, using the ribbon two separate the two fabrics and added three buttons that I made out of the check fabric.
Those were simple to make with button covers that I purchased at Joann fabrics for 3.50 for the kit. Here is a picture of the second pillow. Sorry I do not have a picture yet of the first pillow. My daughter took that one too quickly.
I think it turned out nice and goes well with her window treatments. Shown here and in an earlier post.
I still have the sewing machine out as I need to change up two more window treatments before I put that baby away. Wish me luck!.

Thanks for stopping by and please make yourself at home and browse around a bit. Also don't forget to browse around Susan's at Between Naps on the Porch as she is always happy to host a Met Monday.

See you again soon


  1. Beautiful job. They look so fresh and better than anything she could find in a store. Made with love from mom, she'll cherish them always.

  2. Beautiful expertly tailored.