“If you want to get things you can’t buy in a store, you have to do things never thought of before.” -- Dr. Seuss

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Memory Pillows

These pillows are made out of blouses. I was asked to create 3 pillows out of my Aunt's blouses by my cousin for her and her daughters, in memory of her Mom. I really liked how they turned out. I forgot to take a picture of the blouses but they were a casual cotton style.

This first one had an embroidered front and I cut them out in a square, I tried to make it as big as I could then cut out 2 more squares out plain blouse fabric and arranged them like quilt squares. I used the back of the blouse as the pillow back. I created yoyo's from the scraps from the 3 blouses and added them to the pillows along with the buttons.

This blouse was just a button down plain floral, I used the front of the blouse as the back of the pillow using the button down front as a way to insert the pillow form. I also repositioned the pocket on the back of the pillow to hold a memento or two. ( Forgot to take a photo)

I added a doily to the front along with more yoyos.

The third one also had an embroidered front, but wasn't square so I keep added strips of blouse fabric in a quilt like pattern so it was square.

Also added yoyos and buttons.

It was a fun project.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Sink and Sewing Base = Herb Garden

I got this sewing machine treadle base a couple of years ago at a yard sale

And the sink is from my sons first house, I had that about 6 years.

So now they each got a "New Home" as an herb garden

Sink is just sat on top, no tools required!

You may like it just as is or...

... add a burlap skirt

Cut burlap the length you want it and measure around the base and add extra, sew in elastic or fold over sew in a casing and add a drawstring, burlap edges are left raw.
Some stenciling if desired

Add top soil and herbs!

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