Monday, March 16, 2009

new pillow for my birthday

You may recall my thrift store stack of a couple of weeks ago. In there was a pink cashmere sweater. Beautiful. Small. For some reason I thought of my sweater Sunday night, after everyone else was asleep, and realized I had pink thread in the sewing machine. Ten minutes later the pillow was finished. It is 14 inches square but the 14 inch pillow form looked wimpy; so I stuffed in a 16 inch pillow. Nothing fancy but I think it will look great on my bed when I get the pink red green sampler quilt finished.
This pillow I made about 4 years ago. I used a .99 velour shirt that was perfect but a turtle neck (I can't stand to have anything around my neck). So I enlarged the letter S in Word and printed it backwards then sewed through the paper on the wrongside of the pillow with a piece of batting between the paper and the velour; then trimmed the batting out around the S. The fringe was from a 40% off sale at Hobby Lobby. I have pictured a pale pink version here and this pillow with another green one here. 
My all time favorite pillow though is blogged about here. But here's a picture.  I have posted and pictured more pillows (check my side bar under pillows) since I started blogging. I'm inspired to make many more after seeing what some of ya'll have come up with through Kari and Kijsa's pillow parade. Go ahead and look at the beautiful pillows around blog land.


Melissa Miller said...

Happy Birthday!

Love the pretty colors. ;)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Birthday to you! Hope it's lots of fun! :-)

You certainly are creative with your pillows. I think that's neat that you recycled your sweater to make that pretty pink pillow, and I love the mongrammed pillow. I love monograms so much! And if that one goes missing, a magpie might have "borrowed" it that happens to have an "S" initial. ;-)

And your last one has such great colors! Color makes me happy, too!

Happy Pillow Parade St. Patrick's Day Birthday to you!


Sheila :-)

KayEllen said...

Happy birthday...a st patty's lady;-)
Loooove the checkered pillow and all the colors!!!

So pretty.
Have a blessed day.


Linda/"Mom" said...

Oh, you are GOOOOD... really GOOOOOD!!! And it seems HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES are in order... (and on St. Pat's Day too)! You are one lucky gal! THANK YOU for sharing these, and "Happy Day"! Warmly, Linda

bj said...

Happy Happy Birthday !!
I love all your pillows but that last one is stunning!
Happy day..

kari and kijsa said...

Happy Birthday! We love these pillows- especially the monogram- what a fabulous technique!! love the recycled sweaters many neat ones!
kari & kijsa

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

So them all! Way to use things you already have and convert them into something else you really love. This would be a great Metamorphosis Monday post!
:-) Susan

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Love your pillow ideas! The "S" pillow is so my style. I always keep my husband's old shirt just knowing that I can make something with them. Fabric is fabric, right?
You have a great week.

Patty Cake said...

Your pillows are delightful. I have a box somewhere of scraps of velvet similar to the ones in the silk pillow. I have had them since high school, now... I know what to make with them if... I can only find them. I was saving them for something extraspecial.