Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Pillow Love

Good morning everyone! I'm sitting here with my second cup of coffee, trying to get moving today. I hope you all are having a great start to your day. I can't complain too much, the sun is shining outside, ahhhhh. Yesterday I finally got around to making those pillows. It felt so good to cross another thing off my sidebar list! The only thing left for this room now is the door, yay!



My original plan was to make some fancy pillows with ruffles or ball fringe. My kids are total pillow abusers so I went simple and plain. At my house, pillows end up on the floor and carried around by their fringe. Since this room is where the kids hang out a lot, sturdier pillows were needed! I think they came out okay though, what do you think?


Here is the before:


With a nice throw and pillows:







So now when my son picks up a pillow with the intent of smacking his sisters with it, I won't have to worry about delicate trim being ruined.

The aqua toile was the starting point for the entire room so it's wonderful to see it in there finally. I hope you all have a great day. We have a half day of school here today so I need to get off this chair!


I almost forgot about the pillow parade today! Be sure and stop by Ask Kari & Kijsa to see more wonderful pillows.

39 comments:

marty39 said...

The pillows are just gorgeous. I love the fabrics and the colors. The toile is such a pretty fabric and I really like it mixed with the polka dots. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Wendy said...

The pillows look great!! Glad to hear my kids aren't the only ones that abuse pillows.

Wendy :)

Lou Cinda said...

They look so good! Love the polka dots with the toile! I am so jealous! You can sew!!!

Lou Cinda :)

carol said...

Your blog is a must to share with all my firneds. Love your creativity!!!!

Stacey said...

Good Morning! Those do not look simple and plain to me! They are adorable.

You should go hook up with the Pillow Parade at Kari & Kijsa's today.

beth said...

Those look great! Smart choice going with a more durable pillow. Our kids are always taking my throw pillow all over the house, too. Oh, I love how the before picture is kinda dark, but the after picture is full of light. Those new pillows sure brightened up the room, huh? :)

kari and kijsa said...

We understand the coffee (but our morning pick me up is ice cold diet coke!! Teehee!!)
Your pillows turned out beautifully!! Love the blue and brown combinations and that yummy toile!! Thank you so much for sharing today in the parade!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

bj said...

Your pillows turned out so pretty..they look great on your sofa!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Such pretty pillows! And I'm so envious that you could make them! You girls with sewing talent always amaze me. I wish I could do that, but I'm afraid if I could, my house would be overrun with pillows!

Loved seeing these on the parade route...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Michelle,

I just love your colorful toile pillows.

So precious yet elegant.

Have a wonderful day.
~Melissa :)

xinex said...

Sooo pretty! I especially love the one with 2 patterns. Gorgeous colors!..Christine

Shelia said...

Those are some mighty pretty pillows! Love that fabric and the polka dot banding you put on it.
Be a sweetie,

Shelia ;)

june@craftyniche said...

The pillows are so pretty! I am going back and forth with my projects, lol. I am so ready to get my inside rooms painted and looking much nicer, but want to work on my porch. Too many projects and too little time! :)

Tara said...

Hello, I am new to your blog, I just ran over hear from Tracy's at Loving pretty things, and I just have to say your home is so pretty. I love your kitchen with the old scales and the cute little island and I have a cat named Tucker!! I wish I could live in a 1920's home, you are so lucky! I can't wait to read more...just wanted to pop in to say hi!

Also, very sweet pillows above I love the colors and they look great with the throw.

Susan S. said...

LOVE the aqua toile....It's BEAUTIFUL! Your pillows are precious and you would have paid BIG money if you'd bought those or had them made. GREAT JOB!
PS: the birthday party for Ella looks like great fun and the picture of her in front of her pretty cake is priceless. She looks like she is just glowing.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

What beautiful weapons, I mean pillows! I'm SO with ya, everything becomes a light saber at my house.

C Maisy said...

so pretty. now if i could just get ya to sell them.
your post reminds me...i really need to get the right color thread so i can make the pillows i've been talking about for 2 weeks.
thanks again for letting us into your home!
happy st patty's day!

KayEllen said...

Pretty Pillows...we just can't get enough of them! right?!

Happy Saint Patty's Day ;-)

Smiles,
kayellen

Our Back Porch said...

Simple but simply lovely!! I love the aqua toile!

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

Linda said...

That's a great combo with the toile and polka dots - really cute! Great choice! Linda

Florida Sue said...

Toile and dots..yes you sure could sell these. By the way, not only are your kids adorable but you have a cute little "Tucker" too!

Tootsie said...

Toile is my favorite!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Michelle...I'm so jealous you can just whip out pillows whenever you want them!!! And these are gorgeous! Love the fabrics you chose...as well as the colors...beautiful! Susan

SILVIA said...

i love them,they look really nice against the white chair....silvia.

Angie said...

The pillows look good. I love toile.

Lisa said...

I HAVE LOVED THIS TOILE FABRIC AT WALMART FOR MONTHS. I LOVE WHAT YOU'VE DONE WITH IT.

HUGS FROM MAINE

Anonymous said...

Love Love Love the toile!! I think your house is adorable!!

Jen

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

I love your pillow designs! The fabric looks great with your white chair. Have a great week!
~Misti

Anne Marie said...

wow- you start searching for pillow ideas and I had NO idea how many women out here in blog land LOVE their pillows!
I really do like yours though :)

mishebe said...

Very cute pillows. love the Polka dots with toile. mishelle

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

I agree with you, such a nice pillow. It really brings homey feeling to your home.. thanks for sharing..

Rue said...

Good morning Michelle :)

I finally made it over here again! LOL

Those pillows are absolutely darling! I love the materials you used for them :)

Happy Birthday to Ella!! Her party was perfect and she looked beautiful.

rue

beth said...

LOL. :) My before pictures are never very good. Of course, I always try to make my after pictures look as good as I can. I think everybody does. It seems to be a common theme with before and after pictures. "Sorry my before pictures aren't very good." Ha ha. :) Have a great day!!!

Happy To Be said...

GM, Girl I was reading your DONE list and I don't know how you get so many things done !!! I am lucky to get a closet cleaned out and I have no babies left at home..ha ha!! Love this aqua Toile that you used here on these pillows...we have no fabric stores where I live only thing we have is WallyWorld and its 30 mile round trip to even do that...Beautiful job you did on these..girl you make me want to drag out my sewing machine and finish up the drapes I started in Sept. last year..Thanks for coming by...may you have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

Darlene said...

Your pillows are BEAUTIFUL!! They look great on that chair and it is wonderful that you won't have to worry too much about them. LOVE them!!

LuLu said...

Your pillows turned out great. How i wish to sew, I really need to get a sewing machine! Love the fabric.
LuLu

prof en retraite said...

Oh Michelle...I love that toile! And I think the pillows are lovely! I laughed at your pillow smacking comment! In my house, my grandson uses every one of them to make a fort, so things have not gotten much better after all of these years! I still need sturdy pillows! Have a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

tam said...

Well first of all I love toile! I think the pillows and the room look terrific~Good choice! Have a fun weekend~Smiles~Tam!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Your pillows turned out beautifully...love the toile. Too funny, planning pillows for pillow fights :-)