Monday, September 27, 2010

New Pillows!

OK, so they aren't really new pillows. Just new pillow covers.

The other day I came across this awesome tutorial that Kim over at Everything Etsy shared and just had to give it a try. Here is my version...

I made covers for the two pillows on our couch (please don't pay attention to grubby kid handprints on the couch).

I chose to use a brown background, because, well, I have 2 little boys... and one big boy. Enough said.

I used scraps that I just haven't been able to part with for the leaves. Now I get to look at those gorgeous fabrics all the time!

My new pillows make me so happy! Fall is my absolute favorite season and these are very Fall-ish.

I think these pillows will have a bit of the "worn and weathered" look before long. The edges of my leaves will fray with all of the jumping and flopping the boys do on the couch, not to mention the Wipeout stunts that my 2-year old is perfecting... (You can kind of already see where the boys have smooshed and rumpled up the pillows.) But such is life as a mom of 2 boys. The frayed edges add a special charm!

Oh, and now I'm working on curtains for my kitchen! I'll share those soon, too!

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Special Order

A friend asked me to make a set of custom pouches for her girls' weekend.

She wanted the girls' initials appliqued on each one.
I had this yummy fabric I've been wanting to make into something fantastic.
I think they turned out pretty great.

What do you think?
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Friday, September 3, 2010

Happy Labor Day!

We're heading to the cabin for the long Labor Day weekend. Yippee!!! The kids are already back in school, but this is still like our end of the summer celebration. I'm looking forward to a few days filled with sitting on the dock, looking for pollywogs, pretty sunsets over the lake and maybe a cocktail or two. Hope you get the chance to do something fun and relax a bit!

I've been stocking Bagel Creations with some new pouches, key fobs, and a fun new line of wristlets. While I'm away, enjoy Free Shipping over at both Bagel Creations and The Chico Cozy!