Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Simplify...

Have y'all seen enough pillows from me lately? Seriously, with all the pillows I've been making you would think my house would be full of them by now. Not. Quite.

Yesterday I posted about making a new pillow that will reside on a landing in my entryway. After completing it I wondered if it was a little over the top. I really appreciated the positive comments that I received about it, and as the day wore on I fell in love with it more and more. As I passed it going from room to room yesterday, I would look at those cute muslin flowers and bunched up gathers and realize that over the top can be a good thing!

The space in my entryway where I will place this pillow and two others is a landing going up to our second floor...

I've had some darker -- more wintery -- pillows there for the last 6 months, and I'm choosing to lighten the area up a bit. I'm making three pillow covers and using the pillow forms from the previous pillows. Because I'm using different types of muslin @ $2.99 & $1.99 a yard and buying it on sale at 40% off, I would say that each pillow is costing me about $3 at the very most!

Even though I have grown to appreciate the little rosette pillow I made yesterday, I knew if she was going to "work" she would have to be paired with two other more simple pillows. This is what I came up with for one of them...

I love the simple, classic lines of this one...

Just one pleat with a few unmatched buttons adorning him.

The perfect backdrop for the star...

They are a cute match, aren't they?

Have a nice day.


Linked to:
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Show & Tell @ Blue Cricket Design
Be Inspired @ Room to Inspire

17 comments:

Joy said...

Your pillow is super cute! I love the clean lines of the pillow.
Joy@thriftyparsonageliving

Bunny said...

Your pillow is gorgeous and love the tutorial you so generously added. The muslin we get here is different that what you are showing here. As always your work is fabulous.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

How did I miss that one from yesterday??? FANTASTIC!!

MiaKatia said...

Cute pair! Love the ties on the buttons.

Room to Inspire said...

As you know, I think your pillows are beautiful! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today!

Chelsea

Elissa said...

Oh my! I am so in love with All of your pillows and bags! You are so talented and inspiring! I will definitely be visiting again to keep an eye on what you are making next!
Thanks for visiting my blog. It's nice to meet you!

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

I agree the more I see your rose pillow the more I love it. The detail is so interesting. I am working on a few pillows currently and really want to incorporate some of your ideas. Thank you so much for sharing all of your pillows,

junkdreams said...

Your pillows are gorgeous....so wish I could sew like that!
Happy day!
xojanis

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

I must learn how to do that. Those pillows are gorge and I love those rosettes on t-shirts, pillows, and as corsages.

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

Your pillows are a perfect pair! They look so pretty. I hate to sew! :( but I can appreciate what you do!
thanks for visiting and leaving a comment on my table redo.
gail

The Little Red Shop said...

Sweet!

: )

Julie M.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Yay!!

pamela said...

Suzanne,
I don't which ones are my favorites. These or the aqua pillows you did a couple of weeks back. I see so many pillows on the internet looking for my pillow of the week feature but yours are some of my very favorites. You definitely have a flair. I would hide the two pillows I attempted to make if I knew you were coming over.
Thanks for stopping by Becolorful and commentng on my gift wrap obsession. I know, out of control but even wrapping can be a creative outlet.
Pamela

Aiming4Simple said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today. Your pillows are lovely. Some day I hope to get back to sewing a little. Your creations are so inspiring!

Patti said...

The pillows are lovely...especially the flowers you added - well done!

Stop by Pandora's Box to enter a giveaway! ~patti~

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

You can never have too many pillows! :) These are really beautiful! Wonderful job!

Tina said...

Oh I love both of these pillows Suzanne! The simple one with the buttons is just beautiful ~ Tina x