Tuesday, September 2, 2008

NSM - Project #2

A plethora of pillows. The two on the far right were made a couple of weeks ago. The remaining four were made today.

I saw a pillow made from an old dresser scarf at a garage sale and fell instantly in love, but not $5 worth. The idea was planted and here we are.

I picked up some old feed sack material for a ridiculously low price at the newer thrift store a while back and used that for the pillow. I dug in my stash of worn out dresser scarves found some that complimented the fabric in color.

The dresser scarves I used had holes in the center and generally weren't usable. I thought this was a cute way to showcase old handwork and be able to enjoy it.

4 comments:

Sandra said...

Great pillows, and a good way to showcase and give new life to doilies/scarves that aren't in perfect condition. I like the way you used them to put a "flap" on the pillows!

I have lots of not-so-perfect doilies from my days of going overboard on ebay - I've been using mine to decorate gift bags :) It was hard cutting up the first one, but seeing it go from shoved in a corner in the cupboard, to wrapping up a gift for a baby girl, made it a lot easier! I

Living on the Spit said...

I love them and the whole idea you used here. You always have the best ideas.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Great pillows, and you are really get things done for the month of Sept. and it is only the 3rd. I need to join the National Sewing Month... I came over from Country Blessings.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

SchnauzerMom said...

Beautiful pillows, that's a great idea.