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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a sweet little lacy pillow that I made for a special friend.
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.
Here are some new covers that I made for the sofa in my sitting room. I love the soft blue and whites for Spring.
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
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!
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.
I will be partying at these blogs:
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 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