Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pillow II...

If ever I loved a pillow, it would be this one. I think I could marry it. I'm about ready to get down on one knee and propose. My husband should be very worried. I do believe this pillow is my favorite of all time. I finished it last night, and this is what I woke up to this morning. Hello sunshine...

Again, this is the inspiration child of a post at Jesse Kate Designs. This time I was a dutiful student and I followed the instructions and dimensions exactly. I love how it turned out. Such an easy pillow to make, but so beautiful...

I'm in love with these flowers. They make anything look spectacular. I'm thinking of hot gluing one onto my face.

Again a little ruffley goodness on the back of the pillow.

The ruffle hides the opening where one can slip in a pillow form...

This pillow fits the chair I'm putting it on perfectly. This chair is one of the "well-loved" items in our home. ("Well-loved" is a nice way of saying it looks like heck, but it's got sentimental value so it stays.) It was bought about 32 years ago when my husband and I were expecting our first child. We've rocked many a screaming and contented baby in that chair. You should hear it creak when it rocks. It's a miracle any child can fall asleep while being rocked with all that racket! Lots of good memories in that chair...

This pillow resides close to the pillow I made yesterday. This is the room I've been painting the last couple of days. I used the same paint that I used in the basement on the accent wall and put it beneath the chair rail in this room. I was really surprised how different the "aqua" paint looked in this room -- it turned a soft, baby blue here. I finally figured out that the creamy paint above it brought out the blue in the paint. In the basement bedroom this paint is next to a stark white, which brought out the aqua color in it. Again I bought these bed linens at Marshall's. Comforter: $39; Shams: $12. I'm in love with that store.

Back to the business at hand. Yes indeed, I'm going to make one of these and plant it right on my forehead. (Go to my sidebar to find the tutorial on how to make these delicious flowers!)



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19 comments:

Olivia @ Swan White Curtain said...

Those pillows are adorable. And as cute as a flower would look on your face, try scotch tape. Hot glue= ouchy! LOL

Emilia Julia and Ryan Jensen said...

This is adorable!!!

artisticblend said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! I love the fabrics and color choices. Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Quilt Hollow said...

I've been watching your room redo and your eye for color is amazing!

Elizabeth said...

So sweet! Gee whiz, you're amazing!

rosie's whimsy said...

Oh Suzanne! The pillows are fabulous! I really, really love them! I can see why you are so smitten :-) Great Job!!

Chris said...

Oh...these pillows just scream of relaxing on a breezy front porch overlooking a beautiful ocean!! LOVE them both! You really have chosen a perfect combination of fabrics and textures...I really REALLY like them. I agree with Quilt Hollow and Elizabeth...you do have an eye for color and you do an amazing job !! Thanks for sharing, what inspiration.

Julie said...

I'm gonna fight you to marry this one!!! LOL! I do believe you are right...it is exquisite...and quite possibly the most beautiful pillow (on many different levels) in the universe!!! It helps that this color blue is my new all time favorite!!! Lawsy!!!

Mama Thompson said...

Both of your pillows are so fantastic...just love them!

Frugal Home Design said...

Gorgeous pillows! Your room look likes it is coming along beautiful. Thanks for stopping by.

rosie's whimsy said...

Just wanted let you know I linked back to your blog on these lovely pillows! http://fabricshopperonline.com/pillow-inspiration/
((hugs)) rosie

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

Your pillows are so cute!
gail

CJ said...

Saw the pillows at fabricshopperonline.com and my jaw dropped. GORGEOUS!! I want them!!

Lori said...

You are just too cool... Great job..

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she wears flowers said...

These pillows are GORGEOUS! I love, love, love them!! I blog hopped into your site and can hardly wait to explore. Everything is so beautiful--who has time to sew when there is so much to check out?! Thanks!

Andy Porter said...

SOOO Beautiful!! Don't glue one on your face though...lol.

Shawn said...

Ohhh, can I just live with you and your amazing pillows?

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Can I use the word "breathtaking" to describe that pillow. I am in love also. Oh my...


Jen

Falaxy said...

lol @ making a flower and sticking it on your forehead, i'm tempted to do the same! : )
i love the pillows, hey ar ebeyond cute, i wish i could sew!!