Saturday, April 10, 2010

Pillow project

I did it! I finally finished all the pillows for my bed. I am very pleased.


I did a small rectangular ruffle pillow for the front, pucker pillows for the middle, and plain straight pillows for the back.


Next project: bedskirt. YIKES! We rise our bed up cause we like it tall, AND Dante is so tall he can like rest his head on it- even when it's raised up, and we don't want to escalate the problem by keeping it regular height. So it looks really tacky I think....and I want a bed skirt!

I've had the ruffle and pucker pillows done for a LONG time...but I knew what fabric I wanted for the back pillows, and decided to wait to use birthday money for the fabric. I'm glad I did because that fabric was 50% off! Since it was seriously 8.99 a yard (and it's only cotton), I was glad I waited. The other pillows were made out of fabric laying around my sewing room. The yellow one was made out of one of Patty's old dresses:) The pucker ones were made out of this fabric I got a long time ago to go on the back of a second duvet cover. The fabric I used for my chair was the fabric I was planning on making that duvet cover with, so now I have a ton of that backing fabric. But it's been great because I've now used it on both pucker pillows, and all the backs of the plain polka-dot pillows. I know I'll end up using it for lotsa stuff.

I really want to get some art in our bedroom too. Along with painting our dressers. I just want to make our bedroom PERFECT! I've heard my mom say before, that designers always say that people decorate their bedroom LAST because guests never see it. But that you should decorate it FIRST, because it's supposed to be the most peaceful "hideaway" place for you, and you want it be a place you WANT to go. Make sense? I completely agree. Clay is like, "What's the point of the pillows? We are barely in there, and when we are, we'll just take them off." ...............men. I told him that it makes me happy, and that's all that matters:)

Aight. Better go have my Saturday morning date with my hubby. We are watching some movie on netflix instant play- that I'm not quite sure about. But Clay claims it's GREAT! We'll see.

Oh yeah- I have pictures and stuff coming on how to make all the pillows. They are all really simple. Time consuming, but simple. Anyone who knows how to sew a straight line can do them all.

16 comments:

Courtenay Beth said...

SO PRETTY!!! I love the pillows, and I am so looking forward to the tutorials on how to make them! Good work! Also, your drawstring bag tutorial rocked, it looks so professional and nice :) Plus, perfect for putting treasures in!!! CUTE!

Sharon/mom said...

I am so happy for you!!! Your bed is so cool and beautiful!!! I think you definitely need the bed skirt and you will love it. I love dust ruffles.(bed skirt). I am going to take my advice about the bedroom. I need to paint even though your dad will have a cow. I wish I could get someone to come over on the 2nd halibut day and help me so it would be done or almost done by the time your dad comes home. Maybe I will ask one of my friends. Or pay Chris to help me. We'll see. Anyway love the bed!!! Plus loved the dialogue with Clay. I read it to your dad and he laughed and said, "I think I have said that before". Love you!!!!

Alisha and Braeden said...

The pillows turned out so cute! I love them!

Sharon/mom said...

Oh, and yes art you love really makes a bedroom cozy and warm. love you!!

Chad and Jessica said...

I love your blog! Seriously...if I only have a few minutes to check blogs, I check Amy's and yours, and this girl called, Busy Bee lauren...she's on my links...she rocks.

Anywho....WOW....chic chic chic. And that headboard? I am amazed. Sometimes I think I'm good....but you're way better. The textures! I never would have thought of the puckers! I love the ruffle pillow. It all goes together beautifully! I can't wait to see what else you do with your hideaway! I completely agree about the bedroom thing...and that's why our living room is EEEWWWWGLY!!!

Flints said...

so cute!! i also saw your chair on that all thing thrifty site!! way to go!!!

Sutherlands said...

Dan you're so talented! I love them!

Sutherlands said...

Oh, this is Megan (your sista!) I'm at Greg's cousin's.

AMY AND MIKEY said...

oh my gosh danielle! your pillows are amazing! Did you make the puckers on the white ones? or was the fabric already like that? if you made that, I'm going to freak out- ever since I saw that on lizzie's blog- or in real life (don't remember) I loved it! You're making me feel like my style is grandma, you and lizzie make everything so clean, modern and chic- so beautiful! andI love those ruffle pillows! I want to make one. I don't know how- love you!

Grandma, Nonnie said...

The pillows are beautiful! I totally agree with you the bedroom should be the most important room in the house. I love your bed and I think a bed skirt would make it perfect. Men are funny but you sound like you know how to talk to him about it and he accepts it. Art is wonderful and get some you really really LOVE. I love you lots

Lizzie said...

Those pintuck pillows are UH-MAZING. wow. They look perfect. Were they really hard or just super time-consuming. Your bedroom is so beautiful . I love the contrast between the polka pillows with clean lines, the pintuck pillows and the ruffle pillow. And of course your headboard is unbelievable. I love how high your bed is. Bedskirts are really easy....it'll look great.

Lizzie said...

Ummmm....I just noticed you have hardwood floors in your bedroom. HARDWOOD FLOORS! Your are so stinkin' lucky.

Megan and Greg said...

Dan, what's this new Home, Test 1 and 2? It just takes me to Google.

Josh and Lauren said...

YOU are SO talented! LOVE it all!

The Conger's said...

I get so bummed all these people say how cute all your craft stuff is and for some reason my computer won't load the pictures..bummer. But I bet they turned out cute, oh by the way we went with Brit and Tyler to get our taxes done at AARP and I got to teach the guy about the American Opportunity Credit, thanks for the heads up. And I bet you are getting excited for tax season to slow down.

Patty said...

Your bed is so lovely. You did a great job with the pillows and you are so resourceful. by the way Michael Bolton is rather dreamy. His concert was the best and the music was wonderful. Have a great week. love you. bye now.