Saturday, July 28, 2012

Pillows. Peeeeeelows.

I'm on a big honkin' pillow kick right now.  Probably because my mom bought me FIFTEEN (I paid her back) of these pillows at a furniture store because they were a really good deal.  I've been having a blast embellishing them.
Here's how they looked in their original state.  You want to know what the silver fabric is from that I used for those big huge rolled rosettes?  Get this: a bridesmaid skirt from my wedding.  Yes, my bridesmaids did actually look like they were wrapped in tinfoil.  What's your point?
The light and airy fabric came from a a huge curtain I just picked up at a garage sale for twenty five cents.

Totally love the white ones that came in the mix.  But they're just begging for.... embellishing!!!
This is my first time actually making these kind of flowers.  I can't believe they turned out so well.  I used a hot glue gun, since I stay away from the sewing machine as much as possible.  In fact, ALL my pillow embellishing was done with a hot glue gun!!  I did however, make the pillow cover for the one on the right.  That fabric was also from my mom.  Ain't she a sweety?  I love it when she comes to visit - she usually has a big bag of goodies for me. :):)  I'm spoiled....
The center of the yellow flower on the left is a clip on earring, and on the right I just hot glued small bronze colored beads in the middle of each opening.

Now just for fun, let's look at some pillows I've done in the past.....

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  1. Wow those are beautiful! Can't believe it's your first time making those kind of flowers! You did great!

  2. Love all of them, Kammy! The yellow flowers would work for something I'm doing now. Any chance of a tutorial? I don't mind sewing, but if I can get away with not having to, that would make it go faster.

  3. Love love love them!! They are all so fun and pretty!!

  4. Yes, I'd love a tutorial too - I'm a little stupid when it comes to fabric. And don't sweat the tinfoil bridesmaid dresses - my bridesmaid looked like they were in mourning (the fabric was on sale - thanks mom).

  5. Oh and my bridsemaids wore light gold so I feel ya!

  6. Your peeelows are caaaauute.


  7. Your pillows totally inspire me! I adore them all! I have loved the turquoise ones for a long time but my new favorites are the light and airy garage sale ones - gorgeous with a capital G!!!

  8. I really like that you have taken store bought pillows and really made them your own. Very cute, all of them!

  9. Jenny Lynn is right, I thought you made them too until I read your post! Very unique!

  10. Great pillows. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It is open until Sunday night.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above


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