Monday, February 15, 2010

I DID IT, I MADE A MISTREATMENT

Okay, if you don't know who The Nester is you probably think I am crazy.  You can check out all of her  mistreatments here.   These are her definitions:

Mistreatment: (n). covering for a window that is quick, cheap and pretty. may or may not need hardware does not require sewing. a real designer’s worst nightmare.
Mistreating: (v). the act of treating a window with dignity and respect without use of the following: hundreds of dollars, sewing, time, crying, divorce, child neglect…


Well here's the thing, I didn't do a curtain, I did a pillow.  Does that count?  Well any whooo, she inspired me and I'm calling it a mistreatment ( please forgive me Nester, I promise to do a window next time,  I promise I like to follow rules really I do).  Are you sick of my rambling yet, it's what happens when I talk to or about people I admire. I become a total goof,  just ask The The Pioneer Woman or Bakerella.

So with out further rambling, here goes nothing.


I grabbed  some pillows from Little Sisters bed.




And my trusty glue gun, Bertha.



I started by cutting some clearance fabric from Joann's into 2 in. wide pieces.
I glued the edges of the fabric onto the ends of the pillow covers.


I found the center of the pillow and the center of the fabric and glued there.  I continued doing this all the way down the pillow.



Making what looks to me like ribbon candy.  I love the unfinished edges, I think it is a good contrast on such a frilly pillow.  I did 4 stripes this way, until I ended up with this.



I have one more pillow to do and some more work on the coverlet and I will re-reveal the bed.

So what do you think, can a pillow be a mistreatment also?

Sit Relax and Read

47 comments:

confused homemaker said...

Good work! I think it can be definitely considered part of the mistreating movement & I think it looks very cozy :D

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Nice job!! :)

Sheri said...

Oooh those are SO cute!

Jeanette said...

Oh so cute.

Nancy said...

What a great idea! I think it looks very sweet. Good work!

Nancy

jennifer said...

Hey! I am so behind... I just found your blog! I'm a follower now!!! :)

Lanie Ree said...

that pillow is so pretty!

Kelly @ Make It Sparkly Mama said...

Goodness how cute are those! Nice!

Kaysi said...

These are so cute!

mishebe said...

that pillow is really adorable , might have to copy that.. mishelle

Tausha said...

You and I are kindred spirits! I too am a glue gun lover with all things pillows! I am loving the ruffle idea! I must try it! Great, now I have to go to the thrift store AGAIN! Such a terrible thing! Stop by if you can. I would love for you to see my glue gunning pillow skills.

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

I think the pillow turned out super cute!!!

Jennifer @ Back at the hive said...

So cute! I love it!

nima said...

wow...that's too pretty and cute...i love it.

visitng you from today's creative blog

The Starr Family said...

Amen for glue guns. Your pillows are too, too cute... excited to see the bed in its entirety!

The Price's said...

very cute idea! i will have to remember that!

JulieChats said...

That's Beautiful! And I love the design on the wall!

Stopping by from Today's Creative! Just signed up to follow you, I'm looking for a few new crafty followers too!

Visit my scrapbooking blog when you get a chance: http://juliechats.blogspot.com

Sherry said...

Nice job. Love those, especially love the shabby chic look.

momstheword said...

Oh I love this! It's adorable. Little ruffles, like a little girl's ruffly summer dress. To cute!

~ Nan

Kim said...

Very cute, Cha Cha! I like your new header. Did you make it yourself? If so, I think I need to get some tips from you!

Debbie said...

cute pillow...gotta love the glue gun!!~ Cute blog too!

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

Love this! Nester would be proud!

this blessed nest said...

GOOD MORNING!!!!

i think you & bertha did a fabulous job together. the pillows look so whimsical! i love that. i too, think the nester would be proud. i love how you reference the girls to little & big sister. it is the sweetest.

did i mention that when i first met my husband he drove an old chevy blazer just like your husband does? ;)
he doesn't have it anymore...he needed one of those "big" trucks that can haul for the farm. but again, i think you & i have so much in common.
hope you all have a lovely day!

kellie

Barbara Jean said...

OH. TOO. CUTE!

Love it and cannot wait to see he reveal!

Glad you jioned in on outdoor wednesday.
Off to see your pics.

hugs and blessings

barbara jean

PS Makes my day to think I may have inspired anyone. =0)

Amanda said...

Oh it's so cute and fun! Way to go!

Screaming Meme said...

You mistreat like a natural! I love what you did! :)Hi, My name is Meme from Screaming Meme...I would love for you to stop in and check out Screaming Meme...It is a decorating blog....

I have another comical blog called This Family's Gone Crackers...It is a comical journey of my family going INSANELY gluten free...

www.thescreamingmeme.blogspot.com
www.thisfamilysgonecrackers.blogspot.com

Hope to see you there, Meme

Carmie - the Single Nester said...

Wow. They look teriffic! Great job!

Annikke said...

Stopping by from ASPTL and I love the pillows!! Great work!

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

What a pretty pillow and great room! I would love to sleep in such a pretty and peaceful space.

jennifer said...

Super cute! I love hot glue gun projects (much better than sewing).

linda said...

Can a pillow be a mistreatment...absolutely! You just proved it! Adorable!!

fawnda said...

Very cute idea! And yes a pillow can be mistreated! : )

Jennie said...

This is such a fun idea! So frilly and girly. I love it!

Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

Diann said...

That turned out so cute!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Cha! Cha! Cha! Fabulous! LOVE that pillow, so pretty! And Nester, doesnt everyone know Nester? Love her!
Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday this week!
Hugs,
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Love this thanks so much for sharing. I was just trying to figure out how to do that to a set of curtins that I am mistreating!! The thought of actually breaking out the sewing machine was giving me hives!

:) Michelle

too Blessed to Stress said...

i love your take on a "ruffle" it's so fun and I totally love the unfinished edges!

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

kirstin & jordan said...

I love this! Well, I love ruffles on anything, actually... Yours turned out fabulously!
Thanks for linking up this week. :)

Low Tide High Style said...

What a cute pillow and how creative!

Kat :)

Lori said...

That pillow is so cute...

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party!

Lori

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Definitely a mistreatment. Nester would be proud.

Little Sister's room just keeps getting more and more cute!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day!

rachel... said...

Super cute! What a great idea and I am NOT a seamstress, but even I could do this!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

So pretty and dreamy!

Kris said...

The pillows turned out beautiful! I love anything with ruffle and you did a great job! Looking forward to following your very creative blog!

mary'smom said...

Really, really cute!!

Remodelaholic said...

Looks way cute!

jenjen said...

Those pillows are just adorable. So cute!

Love it! Thanks so much for linking it up!

XOXO
Jen

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