new pillows

November 12th, 2009

It’s been quite a while since I made new pillows and I always hate my couch a little less when I do. So I cut into this awesome Anna Maria Horner huge flower print and slapped some gingham on the back. 15 minutes and you have a pillow. Why do I put these things off for so long? The grey pillow is made from old felted sweaters. After making my bears, the arms of the sweaters are always leftover, so I have a box full of arms (creepy). I cut them apart and sewed them up in strips with the seams exposed. I’m not in love with it, but I’m happy I used them up. And my couch is happy too.

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14 Responses to new pillows

  1. Jennifer says:

    I think they look great, great idea to use up the arms.

  2. you are too clever. i love this combo.

  3. kirsten says:

    I like the idea of the sweater pillows for fall/winter. adds some texture/warmth to the room. and then maybe switch them out for cotton/linen in spring?

    i have sweater parts around, too.

  4. nath says:

    i really like your grey sleeve pillow (cushion), it looks really expensive and plush.

  5. tammie says:

    oh my gosh-how can you not be in love with the grey pillow?! it is so cool!

  6. AJ says:

    Really cute! I love the sweater pillow. Your “creepy” comment made me snicker. I have the most random collection of chopped up clothing leftovers, and always wonder what my grandkids will think when I kick the bucket some day, and they have to empty out my craft closet, lol. “Grandma had a very strange obsession with the top portion of little girls tights and shirt sleeves…”

  7. kara says:

    love the seams on the grey pillow
    have that same AMH flower pillow in yellow [love]

  8. Mom says:

    You just keep getting more and more creative every day. I kinda like that big buttony blue pillow.

  9. Ellen says:

    Ah, but the grey one is the best of them both!!!!! Perfect for warming up the house for winter!

  10. Michelle says:

    I am in love with it! Just imagining its snuggly goodness.

  11. Cara says:

    I love the grey one!

  12. CitricSugar says:

    Well, if “not in love with” the grey pillow ever gets downgraded to “don’t want it in my house anymore”, let me know and I’ll pay the shipping to my house. :-)

  13. Denise says:

    fabulous. great blog you have!

  14. Briana says:

    I think the felt pillow is fantastic!