Thursday, February 26, 2009

So Shabby Pink - Make Two Pillows out of One

Hi, everyone!

It's been such a pretty day today in south central Texas. It was in the 70's - you know, the temp where you don't seem to even be able to feel the air on you skin.

In my last post, I said I would show you how to make 2 pillows out of one.
Take a look at these pillows below~~~~
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What you see are 3 creamy neutral pillows...... right?

However, pillows #1, #2, and #3 below are the SAME PILLOWS as shown above. I made the fronts and backs different on each pillow. I also love silks so I used silk on one side or part of one side only and saved lots of money.

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These three pillows above are the same 3 neutral pillows shown on the bed above.
Here is another example:
Here are two more very neutral pillows in the living room.
Oops! Here is the other side of the larger pillow!
Making one side of your pillows in a neutral will help you be able to use them anywhere, no matter how many times you change your decor. The colors I am using now are much softer than the prints you see above. However, since I made one side in an off white color, I don't have to spend money again for pillows. They are just on the other side.
Hope you enjoyed reading about my pillows. I think they add such a soft and cozy touch to a shabby chic style or cottage decorated room.
Thanks for stopping by!
So Shabby Pink

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

Monday, February 16, 2009

So Shabby Pink - National Anthem

These are 6, 7 and an 8-year old young ladies. I read that the entire arena remained completely silent throughout the song. You could hear a pin drop.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

So Shabby Pink - Some New Products and Beach Pictures

We have some new and pretty things on our website,

We are using vintage jewelry to adorn some of our pretty framed roses.

Of course, there is always something available with our signature roses.

Pretty Metal tray all dressed up with roses.

When we took our weekend retreat a few weeks ago, this beautiful scene was right outside the large glass windows and doors.

Oh, my goodness. We went to one of our favorite restaurants, Snoopy's, and this little seagull decided he just wasn't going to leave. He kept screaming and throwing his head back demanding food! However, feeding the seagulls is a BIG NO NO so we
were amused and delighted to just have his company.

The pelicans in this area are very tame and get hand fed frequently by local fishermen. This fellow had just landed and I caught him before he folded his wings.
This is all for tonight. Hope you all are doing well.
Thank you for visiting,

Monday, February 02, 2009

So Shabby Pink - Perfect Beach Road Trip

As the sun was setting Friday evening, my husband and I settled in for a nice weekend at our favorite beach get away in Texas.

It was a nice 60 degrees most of the weekend and perfect for beach walking and patio sitting. I'll post more pictures soon. I hope you enjoy this one.

Thanks for coming by,