Thursday, February 04, 2010

Two Funny Pillows

The first one was made from a thrifted dish towel (and photographed upside down, oops!). I used violet cotton for the back and added my new thing--


a bright zipper as part of the design. How else am I going to get rid of a giant kelly green-and-metal monstrosity?


This little chica started with an offbeat embroidery I snagged. It's nicely stitched, but the buds? I'm going to go ahead and call them ungainly. No matter!


Some hot rickrack, a little lime green, and a lot of stripes on the back and it's a statement.


These will go in the shop later this week--I'll announce.

9 comments:

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

I likey likey! Very, very clever! And, the best part is that they remind me of spring!
XOXO
Joni

AmysZoo said...

You make me smile, Anna :) These pillows just exude fun!

Lisateresa said...

I don't embroider, so I don't know what you mean by ungainly buds - it's a lovely design on that pillow! I'm planning on making a pillow - using the embroidered bodice from a jumper I don't wear anymore, so your pillow creations are a definite encouragement to me!

As for your unusual zipper placement - I'm guessing that there isn't anyone in your family who ever says to you - "What did you do THAT for???" I'm assuming you're the queen of your house - you are fortunate! :)

Elisabeth Black said...

The second pillow is mine. *stalking shop*

Cupcake Mama said...

my email isn't working -drat, but wanted to send you this link for a sweater that looks like something you might enjoy!http://tearosehome.blogspot.com/2010/01/tutorial-sweater-to-make-believe-tweed.html

Rie said...

Love the ric rac one especially!

Kimmie said...

Oh we'd so like to learn how to do zippers here. I watched a few how- to tutorials, but just don't get it.

Your pillows are so cute.

Kimmie
mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

Anna said...

Kimmie, these zippers are too simple--no tutorial needed. Just take your fabric and press the end under the way you want it. Lay it on top of the zipper and pin, then stitch it in place. Repeat for the other side. You don't even need a zipper foot if you keep the fabric far enough away from the zipper's teeth. This is different from installing a zipper in a garment. You can do it!

Kristen Kill said...

Its been so long since I have come to visit your site and been blogging in general, but thank you, *thank you* for the inspiration! I always get warm fuzzies here and appreciate the beauty you create!

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