I made this little beauty this weekend - the first weekend we've spent at our house in too long - and I am in love! I was inspired by this guy right here:
It's from Antrhopologie, and it retails for $78. You all know how I feel about overpaying for random crap at Anthropologie, right?
Dude. This pillow is worth $78 in labor alone. It was kind of a pain to sew. If I had used some sort of interfacing before attaching all of the bits and pieces to the front, I could have saved myself a lot of fabric-bias-related aggravation.
Also? I need an acrylic ruler. I don't usually sew home decor stuff; I'm more of an apparel kind of gal. I was hurting for a good straight edge, and had to improvise with a paper pattern made out of one of my kids' discarded art projects. I'm so pro.
The good news is, I really like how it turned out:
I couldn't decide where to photograph it, because I'm not sure where it's going to live in our house just yet. I made this out of the "jelly roll" packages of coordinating fabric strips you can buy at Joann's. I really liked the colors, and how they are complimentary, but don't exactly match. I think it makes for a good balance between Pottery Barn ('Look how coordinated my home decor is! Everything matches just right! None of my 'found objects' were actually found by me!') and Anthropologie ('I am so hip it is painful! I like everything so deconstructed that it's practically falling apart! I paid $498 for this wonky tulip sketch!'). PLUS, it's bright and cheerful and spring-y!
I have so much more sewing left to do this week! Hope everyone had a crafty weekend!
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