Monday, April 28, 2008

Pillows

So, I neglected to tell you all that a few weeks ago when I made those fabric frames, I had bought some other fabric for some pillows I was hoping to recover. I found some I thought I had liked, and figured "what the heck, if I screw it up at least I got it on sale." Right?? Wrong. I got to the register of the fabric store that was going out of business and spoke to the employee about how I had hoped the fabric would look right. I left the store with my "no returns" fabric and realized I had just paid $44 for 2 yards of fabric!!!!! I guess I never looked at the original price because I thought it should have been a steal! So, now instead of making my own pillows for cheaper, I just spent as much on pillows as I would have had I not made them myself. GRR.

Which brings me to today. Mondays are generally set aside for cleaning. So, in the midst of laundry, sweeping, vacuuming and picking up, I sewed. Actually, I fought with my sewing machine for 3+ hours. It kept backing up on me and sewing in five layers of thread onto the back of my fabric. GRR. But now, I can finally say they are DONE, complete with zippers! AND they look much better than I was anticipating!!! I can thank my Nana for my skills :)



8 comments:

jess.elise said...

Stef, those are GORGEOUS!!! When I move into my new place, will you sew some pillowcases for me!?

Love you!

Doreen T. said...

Beautiful! I am REALLY impressed!

Bridget Beth said...

WOW. They look so good! And I'm really impressed by your zippers. They are HARD to sew!

Chris/ty said...

I almost forgot to tell you! I was at Joann's on Friday and all the home decor fabric was 1/2 off. Just wanted you to know in case you were inspired to do your own curtains...

Stefanie said...

Thanks everyone!! I am definitely proud since I only sew once in a great while. Thanks for the info, Christy! I may have to stop by, although I bought some curtains the other day-we'll see if they look right :) I have been overly picky.

Our growing family said...

Great job! I love them-they look so beautiful with your other pillows!!!
What fun (not the dumb sewing machine part though!) =)

Danice Collins said...

I am so excited, I didn't know you have a blog. Beautiful pillows!

Stefanie said...

Danice!! Glad you found it...miss you!