Sunday, January 24, 2010

Valentine's Day Pillow





****updated to add better pictures****



So it is raining again in Georgia today.  For those of you who don't live in Georgia it has rained more in the last five months than it has in the last five years ( I don't know this to be a fact, but it surely seems to be true).  So to keep from going crazy today I decided to go through my fabric stash looking for inspiration.  I found some old burlapish ( I like to make up words) drapes from our last house and some rusty red fabric I had bought on clearance a couple of years ago because it was MY red.   The red made me think of Valentine's, so I started plotting and came up with doing a fluffy heart out of circles of fabric.  I started by cutting the burlap to the size I wanted and then got busy on the circles, it took about 50 circles.  Cutting the circles out was the most time consuming part. 


Then I folded the circles and hand stitched them into a heart shape.



The final product makes me smile...



I love the fact that it blends in with my other decor and doesn't scream  Valentine's Day, in fact I am thinking I may leave it out long after the other decorations are put away.



I plan to work on another one this week that is the same colors, but different design.  I'll share as soon as it is done.  I hope you have found something to make you smile today.

Sit Relax and Read

44 comments:

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Very cute!
I really like the color of the burlapish (I enjoy made up words!)

~Amy

Kat said...

That is absolutely fabulous!!! Ugh, this rain. I can't stand it. Enough already!

Suzi said...

I love your Valentine pillow. It turned out beautiful. It was fun featuring you on The Apron Goddesses and we are so happy you are going ahead with your Etsy shop! Congratulations to you!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I had to laugh when you said southern girls and monograms go hand in hand...you are so correct..Ha!
Your heart pillows are just too too sweet! I could see them across my bed..xoxox Susie~

mishebe said...

very cute,cute cute... mishelle

Jeanette said...

Very cute. Just so sweet.
The raining in middle Georgia today was just pushing me over the top. Then at around 3PM we lost power for almost 4 hours!

KarenB said...

That pillow is adorable! Such a cute idea! BTW, I totally understand your language. I make up my own words too.

See you soon!
Karen

Sheri said...

Oh that's just precious!I am not sure I am talented enough (trust me on that one) to make one of those, but I WANT TO! Stomping foot.

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

That is so cute. You are SO crafty! We've had a ton of rain this week in CA too. My poor dog hasn't had a walk in about a week.

I'm hosting my very first Mcklinky party on Wednesday. I'd love it if you'd come over and link this up!

::cottage instincts:: said...

Very sassy! Perfect touch for Valentine's day, or for a bedroom anytime :)

Glad you could Mi4M...

trish said...

Too cute!
-Trish

Kristi @ Pink and Polka Dot said...

it's raining her in NC too! that is the cutest pillow...i just may copy cat you!

Mandy said...

Very cute! Love that you can use it all year :)

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Smiling with ya! Way to go!

Nancy said...

That is so cute! I'm off to make one right now.

my home sanctuary said...

Very cute pillow great idea.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a Blessed week,
Sherry

Wendy said...

This is so very cute!

Cat said...

Beautiful pillow. I want to make one too, better yet- can you just make one for me? Great job!

TaraRose said...

Hi, I wanted to tell you that I love your blog!! I had noticed a few weeks ago when I found you that we live close. Beautiful pillow!

Tara

this blessed nest said...

it's beautiful!

i love it. yes, leave it out - always. can't wait to see what the other one is going to look like.
my pillows, that i talked about in my other comments are from burlap. so yep. we do think alike.

Carli said...

This is adorable and woulkd make me smile too! Great job!

2sisters said...

It's darling! I love the word burlapish! It's great. Made up words are sometimes the best, much more descriptive than real ones.

Kelly said...

Can't go wrong with anything burlapish! Great Pillow. I feel like I need some valentinish things in my home.

Rene said...

Great pillow! I love the way it turned out!

Cha Cha said...

Valentinish love it Kelly, you make me smile.

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

What a sweet pillow, I love it! I may have to try this, it's definitely something that could be left out all year!
~Michelle

Sabrina said...

This is SO CUTE! Such a subtle and chic way to say Valentine's Day is coming. Be careful....this is so good you might start getting online orders. ;)

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

You know I love this!

Thanks for linking up!

AlchemyJunk said...

I LOVE this!! I taking this idea and running with it for my living room!
Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Linda said...

Love that pillow. Great Job. I too live in Atlanta area and today it was finally sunny, but it's Wed as i'm reading this!

Keetha Broyles said...

Well, no WONDER you are smiling! That pillow is THE BOMB!!!

Chari said...

Hello...

Oooh...love your pretty pillow! I think it's very creative..love how you made the little heart shapes! When I seen that first photo of the little cone shaped piece, I had no idea what you were going to do with so many! Hehe...now I know! Love it!!! Very creative idea and I also love that it doesn't scream Valentine's Day...Oh,yes...I would leave that pretty pillow out all the time! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Warmest winter wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

jennifer said...

You make it look so easy! That pillow is so very pretty!!

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

This is lovely! And you're right; it doesn't scream Valentine's Day!

Lou Cinda said...

I LOVE this pillow! It is so perfect!!

I could SO see this in my house :)

Lou Cinda :)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

You should REALLY think of selling those! I'd buy one. Thats gorgeous!!!!!! and I would leave it out year round.
Great work! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!

Leigh
Tales from Bloggertiaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

featuring this tomorrow on my blog, ok? Link love included!

Low Tide High Style said...

That is just beautiful! Like Leigh said...you really should think about selling those!

Kat :)

Joyeful said...

I really LOVE this!!! Such a stylish and beautiful way to decorate a pillow!!

Alisa said...

I love your pillow! I keep meaning to make one of those ruffled ones, but haven't made it there yet.

In answer to your question, I would be more than happy to have you link to me. Thanks so much!

Have a wonderful weekend!

fawnda said...

That turned out so cool! I love it!

Casa Mia * My House * said...

This is fabulous...I love it!

Lisa said...

That is truly the cutest pillow! It turned out amazing.

southerninspiration said...

REALLY, REALLY cute!! I love hearts!

Suzanne

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