Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Pillow & More Etsy

I finally picked up a lumbar pillow form to make a pillow for the master bedroom with that beautiful toile fabric I used for my lampshade makeover {which you can read about here}.   As pretty as the fabric is, I felt like I needed to add something to it, and I decided to add a small ruffle.  I chose this blue linen.

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I really like the way it turned out! 

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I like it so much that I made another using a 10 inch pillow form and have put it in my Etsy shop!   This pillow also has the blue linen ruffle.

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With the little bit of linen I have left {I only ordered a yard} I intend to make two tea towels.  With ruffles, of course!  That is if my sewing machine bobbin stops throwing up thread. I’m hoping to do a bunch of tea towels in the coming weeks.  Meanwhile I moved onto some tote bags using some new graphics I got.

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The small ones are great for a quick errand run or when you don’t need to bring a loaded up handbag with you.   They have a zipper top and each one will be different and unique.

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The others are larger with an open top and would be useful for carrying some of your smaller purchases or on your visits to the flea or antique market.   Each of these will also be embellished differently so you will be getting a one of a kind tote!

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In recognition of Women’s Heart Health month, all my sweet hearts are discounted for the month of February.

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27 comments:

Marla and Steve said...

Adorable pillows. I have such a hard time with ruffles. Any tips on how to ruffle easily? I've used my ruffler - disaster, thread pulling the fabric - disaster and even pinning by hand. I know I should keep trying so what's your secret?

Debbie said...

I love all of your fabric choices, and the blue ruffle addition is really stunning. I love ruffles. I hadn't thought about it until reading this, but most of my pillows are currently piped and not ruffled. I need to remedy that.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Beautiful pillows Kathy.. love the ruffle.
Marla had a great idea about a tutorial too..

xoxo
Sonny

Design Esquire said...

Wow! You have been so busy whipping up beautiful creations!

Cindy said...

So Pretty! I love the fabric and the Ruffles! My sewing machine throws up bobbin thread too... :( I'm not much of a seamstress but I don't care when it's only things for my house! XO Cindy

LuLu Kellogg said...

That blue ruffle really just made that pillow! It's gorgeous!

LOVE the totes also!

xoxo

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kathy you are so talented!! LOVE that pillow! Heading on over to ck out your shop now!

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Your pillows are gorgeous. I love the fabric and the blue ruffle just sets it off.
Hugs Jackie

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

LOVE both of your new pillows you made- you are so clever and talented!

I about shouted HURRAH when I saw your totes - the one with the birds is screaming my name!

Well done, yet again!

Hugs.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Everything is stunning. I love it all. Wow, the totes are fabulous too. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

It looks like you have been keeping that sewing machine busy! The pillows are just beautiful...I love the fabric and the ruffles are so cute. The totes are great, too! Wonderful job!

XO,
Jane

Sue said...

You've been busy in your craft room, Kathy! Love all of your totes! Did you use transfers and your new tool? Your toile pillow for your master turned out really nice. Blue has always been a favorite color, but I haven't used it much in this house. :-) Sue

Olive Cooper said...

Love the totes and transfers and that pillow fabric is just dreamy...

Judy said...

The pillow looks great. I am in LOVE with those tote bags. You really did an awesome job on those.

Gail said...

OMGoodness Kathy, you have been busy! I love those totes and love the ruffle you added on the pillows. Have a wonderful day, Gail

Jo's This and That said...

Great work ! Love them! Joann

Carolyn said...

Hi Kathy,
I see you are very creative!!! I love the pillows and the tote with the birds-great job!

Carolyn

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful pillow Kathy..I adore the fabric!! Your totes are both pretty and functional!..

Angela said...

I love your toile cushions and you matched the blue material so nicely.
Also the bags are so romantic.
Hugs,
Angela.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I love the pillows Kathy! And those totes are really gorgeous! AND the hearts! Your killing me!

Going to visit my friend "Etsy"!

Lou Cinda

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Lovely pillow, Kathy!

LOL, it seems my heart and tote swap have filled you with inspiration!!

xoxo

Cozy Little House said...

You can do a zipper! I can't do that or a button hole. So you won't be seeing that at my place. You're so talented.
Brenda

Linda said...

LOVE THE FABRIC. You did an awesome job on the pillow.

thistlewoodfarm said...

Perfect pillow....and that stool! I am so glad you waited for the perfect trim....it makes all the difference. Thanks for the inspiration.

blessings,
karianne

Debbiedoo's said...

That is such pretty Fabric. Makes for a great pillow.

Creations from my heart said...

Hi Kathy,
Thanks for visiting my post on my foyer. The toile fabric you used for the pillows is the same fabric I used in my master bedroom re-do but in a different color. I love the vintage look of the print. I haven't posted yet cause now we started a master bathroom re-do and the bedroom is a mess!

Kim said...

Look at you!! You are super-talented Kathy. I absolutely love that fabric on the pillow. I'm off to go check out your Etsty.
xoxo,
Kim

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