I know, can you believe it? I've now posted two days in a row ~ three times in less than a week.
And. it. wasn't. even. a. holiday.
Anyway, after one of my friends saw the pillow I made for the birthday party favor, she asked me to make some pillows for Hanukkah gifts for her. I hesitantly agreed, being sure to make a full disclosure that I'm still learning to sew and am not PERFECT by any stretch. She brought over two beautiful bolster covers and three Pottery Barn pillow forms. Ummmm, the pillows I've made were shaped according to the letters in the name and then filled with stuffing. Like Ann would be wayyyy shorter than say, Annamaria. And if the seams weren't straight, well it just looked "homemade" (hopefully in a good way). But that wasn't gonna be the case here. I thought, "Ok, I can figure out the pillow forms". But the bolster covers made me nervous. I was afraid of sewing directly onto them and messing them up. But I agreed nonetheless. We went shopping and choose fabric together. Once I got sewing I was liking how they were coming together. But I refused to applique each letter directly onto the bolster covers. I came up with tacking a separate fabric on top of the cover, therefore if it turned out horrible it would be easier to remove and do something else with it.
And low and behold, I was happier with the end result than I imagined. It's not perfect, but they will do.
Here, look for yourself:
Sorry about the blinding white background, but I just wanted to get a picture done to force me to post. And it worked.
I'll be back soon to show what Santa's little elf has been up to...........stay tuned!