Friday, January 8, 2010

A snow day......

We got a snow day today! Long weekend for us=).

I just wanted to show the little project that I did today. Since it is FREEZING outside and roads are bad, I needed to entertain myself here, inside. Luckily, Zach has been playing with Kole, so that left me free to be creative. Here is how I spent my afternoon.

I made a pillow! Now, I know what you are saying. Pillows are easy! And I would say, yup they are.
But this was a fun project to fill a few hours on a lazy day when there was nothing else to do but clean. And who wants to clean on a snow day?!? Not me.

The cool flower is on both side of the pillow so there is no front and back. I cut random sized strips from the extra fabric that I had from the aprons. I sewed them together, the cut off the extra length from a few long strips. I cut out my petals, cut out the fusible interfacing, and ironed it all on and together. THEN, I topstitched along the edges of the petals to make sure they would never come off. That was time consuming but I think well worth it.
So, then I just folded the fabric in half, stitched along the edges (and the bottom), and flipped it, stuffed it, and slipstitched the opening.
I love it! And I get a little reminder of all those aprons. I just used the fabric that kinda matched, so I am going to do some more with the rest of the fabric I think.
So now, I have a new funky pillow for the house! I am totally making more=).
Now, I need to get some more stuffing from walmart, but we are snowed in!!
Oh well, another day. It is time for dinner anyways.
P.S. We are the P.J. family today! I just noticed that we all still have on our pj's and it is 5:15 pm. I LOVE snow days!!!!!!


elizabeth said...

Cute pillow! As someone who doesn't sew, I'd never guess that was "easy." I love that it's a little piece of each of the gifts you gave, too.

Lynn said...

How cute they are, you did a great job. Got to love scraps!!! I went to my first knitting class lastnight I have been working on my first project, A Hat!!! Amanda is going to have a blast knitting too!!!

Kim Hodges said...

Girl, you are so creative! The pillow turned out great!

Tiffany Rose said...

you should TOTALLY think about selling this stuff on etsy! it could go for a pretty penny!

Very cute pillow!

Deborah said...

That is absolutely adorable, and I'm with Elizabeth--I would NEVER guess that was easy.

What a sweet reminder of all of your aprons.

Rachel said...

So cute! You could definitely sell stuff like that on Etsy! Sounds like you had a great day. :)

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