Keepsake Pillows

Welcome my Sweet blogging friends! I hope that you all had an amazing weekend. I want to give a special thank you to all of you that stopped by A Joyful Cottage. I was over whelmed by special comments and kindness. Thank you Nancy for spotlighting my little nest and to all of you who visited!

Today I want to share with you something that I have been wanting to do for a while now. If you have followed me for very long you will know that I love to make changes in my home seasonally by changing my pillow covers.  I finally broke out my sewing machine and this is what I came up with.

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These darling pillows are called “Keepsake Pillows”. What makes them so special is that they have a little pocket in the front where you can put little mementos. This pillow is my favorite. I used blue and white trims and then put in an antique hankie from a friend and a personal homemade card that a sweet blogger sent to me. The backing of the pillow front is from a vintage table runner that I had. It worked perfect.

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This is what the pillow fronts look like. I made them for a 15 X 15 pillow insert. All you do is sew a little pocket on the front. They are super easy! Then I sew them to the byfold pillow cover before I sew up the sides. I did a post on how to make them so if you are interested just click the photo above.

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If you want a project that you can use a lot of the bits and bobs that you have been saving this one is it. On this pillow cover I used a vintage linen tea towel for the pocket.

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Here is a sweet little lacy pillow that I made for a special friend.

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Pillows add so much character to a room. Who wouldn’t feel comfy in a room full of soft pillows? They are very inviting. I never spend more than four or five dollars a yard on my pillow covers because I like to change them out often.

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Here are some new covers that I made for the sofa in my sitting room. I love the soft blue and whites for Spring.

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I also made a curtain to cover up my storage area as you come in through my front door. It made such a huge change in my kitchen that I should have done it a long time ago. What was I thinking? lol

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Last but not least my sweet pink chair received her new cushion cover with lots of lace. I decided not to paint her I’ve been told that it is not comfortable. So even though she is thinning in some places she will stay pink until I can afford to have her covered. Maybe I’ll get brave enough to do it myself. SCARY!

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Here is a sweet lovely pillow that I put a lot of lace on. The Keepsake pillows are not washable, I either sewed the items on them or used fabric glue. So I will spot clean them and I put them in places around the house where they will not be used a lot.

I hope that you enjoyed my post today. Let me know what you think of them.

What is your next project? I would love to know.

Hugs,

Jo

I will be partying at these blogs:

Monday

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home

Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes

Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House

Show and Share @ Coastal Charm

 

Tuesday

Tuesday Garden Party @ Creative Country Mom

Tuesdays With a Twist @ Back 2 Basics

The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm

Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner

Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose

Tweak it Tuesdays @ Cozy Little House

Lets talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques

43 thoughts on “Keepsake Pillows

  1. Hello, I am visiting from Judith’s Mosaic Monday.. I just love your keepsake pillows. They are so pretty and a great idea. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your week!

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  2. Love your keepsake pillows. Very pretty. I have one that I have my grandparent’s wedding pic in and my grandmothers glasses and my grandpa’s glasses and watch in side. Love these pillows.
    Have a great week leading up to Easter.
    Kris

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  3. I just love your idea of making keepsake pillows! What a special gift for someone who has “everything”… this is a one of a kind gift. I loved seeing all your creations… and you are inspiring me to get the dust off my sewing machine! I found you from Nancy’s site, and I look forward to getting to know you better! 🙂

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  4. What beautiful pillows and a nice keepsake idea. Just love your gorgeous comfortable pink chair, could just sit there and do a bit of embroidery.

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  5. Your pillows are so pretty, my friend! I love making pillows and it’s fun to see other ideas and inspirations. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

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  6. Hello, Jo! What beautiful pillows you make….it’s evident that so much thought and love goes into each one. Love the idea of a keepsake pillow–especially with Mothers’ Day coming soon. Personal gifts are always the best, aren’t they? You are inspiring me to finish a pillow I started (gulp) two years ago, then put aside to work on other projects. Happy Easter to you, Catherine (latest follower of your blogging adventures!) 🙂

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  7. Jo, your memory pillows are just gorgeous! I saw a similar pillow at a shop just down the road from my home called, Dear Lizzie. It was marked over $100. I thought I would try and make one but haven’t yet. Pinning yours for great inspiration. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  8. I love pillow covers and these are fabulous! I love it that you can use up little bit and pieces of fabric and mementos. Stopping by from Thursday Favorite things, Michele

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