Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pillow Talk

I did manage to get some household chores done on Saturday and in the middle of it all I slipped away to the basement. My corner of the laundry room is nothing special in the form of decorating fashion, but it is my corner. And I love it. It is there that the imagination can try to sprout some wings and take flight. The projects are stacked up there at the moment, but this one was put together on Saturday using materials that I plundered from the piles.

An M that I enlarged from some font, transferred to red felt and then zigzag stitched onto some lightweight denim.
The pillow cover ended up being a few inches too large. Maybe that is good. The seams won't burst!
Double stitching around the front edges.
Pockets that have seen better days.
And then the back. Roughly cut and sewn together with denim ties that allow slipping the pillow form into the cover. I am a serious fan of used denim and making them into something fun that will be used often around here.
I love it. I probably wouldn't have gotten around to it yet and would have just kept the idea tucked in the back of my mind, but the previous pillow cover's zipper gave up. It was all the excuse I needed.
The wooden couch is coated with polyurethane.
Tia's slip cover is on.
It may end up moving back outside someday, but for now ...
when the sun starts streaming in through our second story dining room windows and heating our non air conditioned house to rather warm temps ....
I'll have a perfectly cool place for a quiet afternoon nap.


Joni said...

Love the pillows!! Wish I was that creative.

mrs. skoog said...

Your pillow...and the bench...and Tia's cover look awesome! .....but are you resting your shin splints?!?...Somehow I don't think so.....