Ok, so I've been planning these for some time. I searched garage sales for weeks trying to find throw pillows, because I wasn't willing to spend very much money on them when I was going to recover them. One Saturday after searching I came home to find that the apartment next door had put a pretty worn out couch to the curb. And guess what it had with it? Matching pillows! So I didn't even have to pay a penny for them (although I washed them several times before bringing them in from the hallway). So this is what I had to work with:
The tear was present when I picked them up, but the washing machine made it larger.
All in all, not a bad pattern, but they weren't meant to stay that way. I made them to match the wall hangings that I made awhile back to go in my bedroom view the post on how that all worked out here. The buttons did involve a quick run to Scrapbook Friend'z, a wonderful local shop (but I got 15 buttons for $0.54!!). I love going there, and I think my husband even had fun helping me pick out buttons...shh...don't tell!
So... what do you think?! I find them to be a quite charming addition to my bedroom. I thought I remembered a challenge that said to alter something, but when I looked at the list, I found several more I could enter these into. Fun, fun!!
Wild Orchard-ribbons and bows ribbon is used for the horizontal stripe and to make the flower
PollyCraft-cute and cuddly I can't think of anything more cuddly than a pillow, and I'd like to think they are cute :)
Stampin' Royalty-not a card certainly not a card
Lots To Do-alter something it has been altered!
All Sorts-Plain and Simple I'm a simple sort of girl, so this works for me :)
Anything Goes-cute I'd like to think they are cute :)