Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pillow Talk

So if you did not know or notice, I have taken up sewing for our new shop and just for something to do for fun to get a little break from the kids every once in awhile. I had been looking online for pillows for our new bedroom and was not about to pay 30-40 dollars for 2 pillows so that is one of the main reasons I took up sewing, to customize my house in my own style rather than following with what a store offers. I found the cutest red floral fabric at Wal- Mart and just got a bag of pillow filler.

 I had also bought a pillow pattern but when I opened it, it just confused me even more...I think I am going to sign up for a class because I have no patience on my own and I have little extra time to figure it out. So I just turned my fabric inside out and sewed a 16 x16 square, left a little bit open flipped her inside out and added stuffing and sewed the last bit shut and in less than 10 minutes I had my 2 accent pillows...that is what I like...fast and speedy decor! I must say they turned out pretty darn cute, they may not be accurate but they work great.




I think they match our cute pinstriped duvet and pillow cases from Ikea. I am still decorating our master bedroom and will post pictures once it is complete. We moved in over a month ago but are still settling in. The next big project is to get Vincent moved into his big boy room (twin bed) and Luke moved into the nursery! I am so behind, when I was pregnant with Luke I wanted to have Vincent moved into his big bed by the time Luke was 1-2 months, well life turned crazy with Jordan's new job and moving and the unsteadiness of it all, or the fact that I am just too tired to endure what it will take to make the big switcheroo. Nonetheless that is the goal in the coming months. 

Do you have any tips on moving your toddlers into a big kid bed? If so I would love to hear them.

Hope you all have an amazing weekend, we are going to go check out running shoes today...hopefully I can pull off a cute pair that is comfortable. Jordan is super serious about these shoes, as am I so we are hitting up a store that will watch me run and fit them perfectly. Hey maybe that is why I hated running, because I was always in cheerleading shoes with zero support! I hope that is the reason...but I have a feeling I hated it because it hurt...oh well this baby weight clearly isn't melting off by itself!!

Until next time....xoxo


13 comments:

  1. Those pillows are super cute! It's so nice being able to sew and make your own things! I'm like you though...I don't like patterns or taking the time to figure them out. I always wing-it! Have fun shoe shopping! Josh loves his Oasis shoes for running if that helps at all :)

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  2. Cute pillows...I want to take up sewing sometime soon! I love your etsy shop as well...super cute!!

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  3. Well I'd buy them! I couldn't have done any better myself! I love the fabric. I think every room should have a pop of red!

    New follower from Bloggy Moms! Love for you to stop on by at http://1funkywoman.blogspot.com

    Megan

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  4. OhEmGee! Those pillows are adorable! I totally have the urge to make pillows now...except for I have no idea how to sew, lol.

    http://vandylandmommy.blogspot.com

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  5. I LOVE THOSE PILLOWS! Gorgeous! I look forward to following you! God Bless!!!

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  6. Pillows look great, love your blog, I am very new to blogging and found you at bloggy moms. Follow me here http://tupperlorrie.blogspot.com/ My little boys always had a great fit with new balance sneakers! have a great rest of your weekend!

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  7. Great job on the pillows! They are so cute! Good luck with the big boy room transition! :)

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  8. Those pillows are super cute! I feel like I need a sewing machine now... my house could use some pops of color without the big price tag.

    I wish I had some advice for you about moving into the big bed. Abby fell out of her crib the other day and the mattress is as low as it will go so I know we're going to have to move her out of it sooner than I hoped. I'm dreading it!!!

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  9. Love the pillows.


    Good luck with moving to a big boy bed.Just be persistent and dont give up. Eventually he will get it.

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  10. Love the pillows. Following you from bloggy moms, hope you follow back. : )

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  11. Nice jobs on the pillows! For future reference, Fabric Dinner napkins make great pillows and you don't have to cut or measure at all! Just sew them together, turn them inside out and stuff. Target used to always have cute, cute napkins too. Following now from Bloggy Mom. Did you go to UF? I'm a Nole!
    Michelle
    http://www.heartfeltbalancehandmadelife.blogspot.com

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  12. LOL. Never mind about the UF thing. I thought you went there b/c of the Gator thing. Just saw that your husband calls you that!
    Michelle

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