Friday, February 20, 2009

So Shabby Pink - I love to Sew

I really love to sew but don't seem to find the time as much as I used to. I don't know, I've made clothes in the past and have always made pillows and curtains for my home....there's just something about it. Maybe it's taking a piece of beautiful colors and making them form something that never was before! Okay, sewing really isn't philosophical but it is almost instant gratification for me.

If you just want to change things around a bit, a few new simple pillows can convert a wintry look to a spring garden in just a short time. I like to make pillow covers so I don't have to store the entire pillow. I just remove the cover, fold it flat and apply the new one. You can store OODLES of pillow covers in a tiny space instead of having to store all those pillows!

I made this soft blue pillow awhile back and was going to put it on our website. I kept putting it where I could see it because I just loved looking at the colors. It has ended up blending with a new duvet cover so it's mine now.

Vintage doiley and fabric rose.
This is a full pillow, not a cover.

Next time, I will show you how to get two pillows out of one.

Glad you stopped by,

So Shabby Pink


debi @ life in my studio said...

LOVE your beautiful! I love the doilie over the top,and the flower is perfect.
Have a great weekend,

Sharon said...

Peggy~ Thanks for stopping by~ I am doing well~ thx for asking. And you?
Sharon@C'est Chouette

NeereAnDear said...

Hey Peggy...nice to hear from you.... actually my computer went down about two days after I wrote that post.... I just got it back a week ago... and have been trying to catch up... but its taking a while...Do come back soon ... I will have a new post up within a few days... LOL January 16th is a long time

Hope all is well with you


Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Hey Peggy, so good to visit you again. I am Sonia from C. Crafts & Collectibles. I went out of touch with everyone for a while when I had my little one but now hes 9 months old and I'm still trying to catch up. I will be back!! =)

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Peggy!
Wow you sew too? Is there anythingi you don't do? LOL! That pillow is really beautiful, love the doily on it, what a great effect :)

Jan (J.T.) Thomason said...

peggy, i just read your sweet comment on my blog and can't find an email address for you so am posting a comment on your blog to tell you 'THANK YOU'! i so appreciate you taking the time to read my blog and to leave such a dear comment.

also, seeing that you're from texas i have to tell you about a retreat that you may have missed (even though i've been screeching about it in a lot of blog posts recently! LOL)- the paper cowgirl retreat.
it's SO much fun and i would like to invite you personally to come and join us! there are some amazing classes being offered and i know you'd have the BEST time!

if you're interested, go to - registration starts TOMORROW:)

i'm going to read your blog now:)
thanks again,

oh, and i LOVE estate sales and collecting pretty rose plates:)

Jillian said...

The pillow is gorgeous! I love the doily idea as well as the fabric rose. Very creative!