Wednesday, September 21, 2011

popping out pillows

Last week I finally set up my sewing machine. It has been sitting in a garage/storage shed for over 5 years! I never seemed to have somewhere to put it, I would forget about it and we moved so much it just got shoved aside over and over again. Well it is finally set up and getting put to use! I am not a pro at sewing, I have sewn here and there at my moms, so I am having fun getting back into it.  I decided I wanted to make some new throw pillows for the living room couch. I took a curtain panel I had that I wasn't using and decided to cut it up to make the pillows. I am really happy with the way they turned out (of course I had to call my mom a couple times to get it right) but now I know what I am doing for the next time.The toile pillows were an Ebay purchase, I can't take credit for those ;)


I used down feather pillow inserts that I already this project cost me nothing. Gotta love that!

 Then Today I was looking at some scrap fabrics I had and threw together an applique pumpkin pillow. It's a little rough around the edges but it was the look I was going for.

Last but not least, I made another pillow out of a toy store bag that we bought when we lived in Germany. I had in lying around in my closet, we never used it anymore...sooo I thought why not make it a pillow for the kids. Now we can actually use it. I love that it's special to us and brings back good memories...a one of a kind piece :)

I wanted to leave you all with a Georgia night sky...

I'll be linking up with funky junk interiors SNS party


  1. Thanks for visiting nucheysmommy! Funny you are redoing 2! :) Thanks for the follow!

  2. I love how changing out pillows can transform a space. Hope you'll post pics of your new pillows! Thanks for the follow :)


  3. Rachel:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Love your handmade
    pillows. Also is that a horse rocker in one of your photos?

    I also miss Highland Orchards in West Chester. Have you ever tried their apple cider donuts? They are to die for!


  4. Simple, yet wonderful. Pillows are another one of my MANY winter projects! I am a new follower.