Pillows!

If you follow the blog on facebook you might have already seen this picture.

fabric that took me two trips plus forever to pick out
fabric that took me two trips plus forever to pick out

Well, here is what they became!

imageSadly, I’m not the best measurer or cutter, so they were a wee bit small for the pillows I was recovering. I’m still really happy with them, though. It’s a much better match for our white spread than the warm brown and reds.

My sweet and talented friend helped me, i.e. seam-ripped the one I sewed inside out, but I sewed most everything else on her machine. Yay for sewing! It’s been a crazy long time!

fun blue and white chevron
fun blue and white chevron
This one looks a little throwback to me and I love it! It's also the one that originally was sewn inside out. = /
This one looks a little throwback to me and I love it! It’s also the one that originally was sewn inside out. = /
The bright big pattern I was looking for to pull it all together.
The bright big pattern I was looking for to pull it all together.
This fabric is probably my favorite. Unfortunately, I cut this one really small. After seeing what it looked like when we finally got the pillow stuffed into it, I gave it the nickname "fat man in a Miata." I took it out and cut off the original cover to give it a little more room. Now it's affectionately named, "Lumpy."
This fabric is probably my favorite. Unfortunately, I cut this one really small. After seeing what it looked like when we finally got the pillow stuffed into it, I gave it the nickname “fat man in a Miata.” I took it out and cut off the original cover to give it a little more room. Now it’s affectionately named, “Lumpy.”

Imperfect all, but I love them. One small step at a time, right? = )

The cover is the envelope style where you can just put your original pillow in and switch it out whenever you want. There are literally tutorials everywhere for it, and most are probably more specific than the one I used. I just searched on Pinterest for easy pillow cover.

It’s fun to see a little update in our room and think, “Hey, I did that.”

The total cost was about eleven dollars for fabric.

Hmm… let’s see if I can find a before picture here… nope.

Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed the after!

Here’s to bright, cheery colors; just in time for fall. = )

Mr. Giraffe! Paul bought him for me on the day we found out we were pregnant with Hope. It sort of looks like a pregnant giraffe. Still can't figure out why I call him Mister.
Mr. Giraffe! Paul bought him for me on the day we found out we were pregnant with Hope. It sort of looks like a pregnant giraffe. Still can’t figure out why I call him Mister.

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