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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Prim Pillows

Hi Friends, I just wanted to share some of my crafty creations with you  I had a surge of creativity one weekend and finally finished these decorative pillows.  Unfortunately, the surge occurred about 3-4 weeks ago and I just completed the finishing touches now LOL.  Oh well...at least they're finally photo worthy.  I had to hide a portion of the rectangular one in a previous post as it hadn't been sewn up completely - oops.  I was hoping nobody would notice.  I did make some other items that weekend but let's just say...they're not photo worthy yet.





This heart pillow just took shape on it's own, it came together as I went along.  I just knew I wanted to make a heart shaped pillow so I thought, okay...here goes...I had no idea what size, etc.  From prior experience, I know when you're making stuffed hearts they either turn out or become very odd looking.  The flower was my first attempt at creating a prim flower from scratch.  I stained it and baked it briefly to brown up the edges.  It's not my favourite but I think it turned out okay.  I also stained the pillow itself along with the doily and attached a small charm on the front.  It's double sided, it has the word "love" on one side and a heart shape on the other.





This pillow was also something that just came together.  I had a rough idea of what I wanted, it's enjoyable to throw pieces together and see if they work.  I wanted to display this with a vintage post card but I don't own one so I added a couple of bracelets to show you the pocket.  I'm pleased with how this one came together.  With some imagination, you could display so many different things in this pocket.




This is the other side of the charm.  I just love these, you can add them to anything.  Sorry, the photo isn't very clear.


I had so much fun making this little guy.  I just sewed some pieces of fabric together and added some burlap and jute and of course a charm.  It's quite small but I think it's cute (my hubby isn't a fan of the word "cute" as I use it a lot LOL.  I think it's a "guy thing").  He asked me what I was going to do with it.  Honestly, I have no idea but it's going to sit on a shelf somewhere.  I considered making it into a pin keep but I don't know if the fabric would hold up over time, being punctured over and over.  I love this fabric as it was already aged looking when I bought it.



Based on this photo, I obviously need to find different charms for my crafts as each and every one has the same one attached to it.  When I found these in the store, I was quite excited about trying them on different things.



19 comments:

  1. I simply "love" your pillows :) Burlap and lace is always a perfect combination {{smiles}} And the pocket pillow is delightful. I have made several of them and they are among my favorites.

    Also, your heart is quite pretty! The flowers and charm are the perfect finishing touch.

    Today I made a sweet little tote bag out of an embroidered table runner and vintage doilies. I am sure I will share it on my blog in a few weeks.

    Have a wonderful Sunday! Love and hugs!

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  2. Oh the pillows are really....well cute! LOL I especially like the one with the pocket! Thanks for sharing!
    Be blessed,
    Cindi

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  3. Very attractive cushions, cute really :)

    Diana

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  4. They are so pretty, and very professional looking. The blue and white fabric is lovely.

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  5. I love all your pillows!!!! They are all so prim! My fav. I did look at your older posts as well and love what you and hubby are doing with the house. You asked suggestions for window coverings check out country sampler magazine there are several places you can get ideas for window coverings or actually purchase from them. They have lots of prim things. I love the gauzy looking drapes that are kinda pinned back mid way....anyway that's my 2 cents! Lol. Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine!

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  6. What lovely cushions! The little stripey one is my favourite. Great job! xx

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  7. Love them all, I love the lace with the burlap around it and the pretty buttons and ribbon. I like your heart too, all that dyeing gives it a great look, and your prim flower turned out nice too. I have not tried a pocket pillow yet, that might have to be what I try next, like your buttons along the border of it and the charm is a sweet idea!!

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  8. Oh my -- I love, love, love your pillows!! Burlap and lace go so good together - so very pretty!!

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  9. Beautiful creations! Your pillows are so pretty!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  10. Very sweet! I just love the heart pillow the most because of it's aged look. All of them look so pretty together.

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  11. Beautiful pillows! You are really talented creating such beautiful pillows and each one so unique! :)

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  12. Popping over from Stephanie's blog...oh, these creations are just darling. You do such nice work. I really like all of them.
    I love the little details you added.
    Very sweet.

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  13. I love your pillows.. They are adorable.. I will have to borrow your idea.[smile]. I popped over from Brenda's blog..

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  14. I'm a first time visitor-over from Cosy Little Cottage. I am doing up and decorating my farmhouse. Love your style.

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  15. I'm a first time visitor-over from Cosy Little Cottage. I am doing up and decorating my farmhouse. Love your style.

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  16. Hey I forgot to tell you, when you want to remove wallpaper use apple cider vinegar, saturate a handtowel and rub it onto the wallpaper. It deactivates the glue!!

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  17. I am a huge fan of craft creations and I love your decorative pillows. The rectangular and the pocket pillow is so cute...I like all the little details.
    I made several DIY - will show them soon (recycling bottles and terracotta pots, embroidery, etc.) They are among my favorite winter hobbies. Thank you for sharing your passion. Have a lovely week :-)

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  18. These pillows are very cute. Really loved all designs. I am going to host a party at one of local event venues and want to have this theme. Would love to make such amazing pillows for decoration purposes in my party.

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  19. Thank you for the helpful post. I found your blog with Google and I will start following. Hope to see new blogs soon! Decorative Cushions

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