Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pillow Talk

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Ok, would you agree with me that a girl just cannot have enough pillows to decorate with? Great! So glad that you AGREE with me! They add texture, whimsy, color and really personalize a space.

For quite some time, I have admired the burlap pillows in specialty shops and online. So I decided to whip some up (above) and had fun in the process.

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Some other pillows I have sewn are The Daily Bread pillows and the little LOVE pillows.

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These sweet vintage Wilendur Tablecloth pillows sit on my dining room chairs. These were made by the wonderful Miss Amy (So Into Vintage Blog).

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Pillows get moved from inside and out. I like to have a comfy little pillow in an outside chair to rest the back on. And they just look cute and add color to a boring chair. Just have to keep the cat off of them!!

judy's scottie pillow

And if you remember the post about the precious Scottie Dog pillow sent to me by my friend, Judy Clark, you will be happy to know that JUDY is now selling her beautiful handmade pillows on ETSY. The pillows below are made by Judy and available for purchase. Just click on the photo to link you to her shop.

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I adore this burlap heart pillow! Lots of texture with the scrabble tiles and the hand sewn beading on the vintage lace. It is all about the details, like the vintage button sewn in the middle of the puffy heart in her Welcome pillow below.

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judy's pillows

The French Number pillows are fun and the little cherry pillow just says HAPPY and welcome springtime to me.

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Judy’s sewing skills are impeccable, too! You will just love her pillows!

Judy’s etsy shop is called 20northora, which is the address of the home that she grew up in. Isn’t that just sweet?

So let’s talk pillows. Do you like to decorate with them and, if so, what are some of your favorites and where do you find them?

happy weekend everyone……

34 comments:

Debby said...

Wow, I love the pillows. What creativity. Will go right now to check her shop out. Thanks. Have a good week-end.

Sandy said...

Oh, all the pillows are lovely...but I'm eyeing the red and white stripe crocheted throw. Perhaps you could show more of this beautiful throw in another post? Pretty please!

Snappy Di said...

Pillows are so girly.. can never have enough of them, and yours turned out SO NICE!

JG said...

Oh, I do like pillows! These are all so pretty. I'm working on two blue/beige patchwork pillows for our den.
~Judy

cynthialeedesigns said...

Love the pillows!! I love all kinds of pillows...big ones, long ones, and little pillow tucks. I love them with embroidery, with appliques and I love them plain or fancy. Yes...I just love pillows!!
~Cindy~

Kathleen Grace said...

I love the endless variations of handmade pillows! They have so much more personality than those plain janes purchased in stores. I haven't had time to sew for myself lately, I neet to check out Judy's shop:>) Love your French Market pillow Becky! You are one of my favorite designers!

myletterstoemily said...

i do have a plethora of pillows and am
constantly tossing them to the side to
sit on my sofa. none are as sweet as
those you have made, though!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love those burlap pillows you made!!!

I do love to decorate with pillows. I love my red toile ones with fringe...
Hugs,
Penny

Benny and Lily said...

We do agree, we love pillows
Benny & Lily

Vintage Gal said...

What a lovely array of pillows and you are right~ a girl can't have enough of them. I LOVE LOVE LOVE pillows ;-)

Claudia said...

I love all your pillows! I agree, they add so much charm and personality to a chair or sofa.

By the way, Don mailed out your CD today. Thank you so much!

xo
Claudia

Linda said...

I do love all the pillows...great way to add just that little extra special touch to your decor.
Linda

La said...

Fantastic pillows. They add so much interest to a room. Have a great weekend! La

Susan said...

Wow! these pillows are amazing. Inspires me to start sewing pillows again

sissie said...

I love all your beautiful pillows and I agree, a girl can never have too many.

hugs
Sissie

Shelley said...

They are wonderful pillows Becky...what talent you have....blessings dear friend...

Connie said...

Those pillows are so adorable. I would like to try making the burlap heart one with the lace. I have some lace that my Mom made that would looked beautiful on a pillow. If you read my earlier blogs you will read that I do not know my Mom because she died when I was a year and a half old. So this lace is very special.

blesid said...

I am giving thanks to the Lord for making creative people {like you} to bring glory to his name!!! Those pillows are all so beautiful. In heaven I will be a wonderful seamstress!

Gayla said...

So pretty!!!!! And I love your table!

Elsie said...

Becky I have a vintage pillow with flowers on it a lot like yours. I
love pillows and when I get tired
of one kind I just make another cover to go on it. Love your pillows, they are sooo cute. You are just way too creative for your britches.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

The pillows are wonderful!

Great blog post. I love it when they use the number pillows on a bench/settee on a front porch for the house number!

Love the Scottie pillows too.
Thanks for sharing!
xx
A

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Happy Sunday..I know I'm up so late.. I just couldn't sleep.
I love your new pillows!!!!you creative girl..I think we need a sewing day.
Judy's pillows are great,I have admired them for some time now. I will go over a take a peek at her ETSY.
I love pillows and I move them all the house too..sometimes we have to move them just so we can sit down LOL. I hope you are feeling all better now..
Big hugs, XO Elizabeth

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Becky,
I just love your display of pillows...I too have so many on our couch, that guests have to move a few in order to sit down! I must post pictures someday.

Now Burlap pillows...I'm liking that idea...so fun!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. ~Natalie

tales from an oc cottage said...

LOVE the "Daily Bread" pillow!!!

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Karen said...

Love them all! I know I'm selfish, but on my porch, I have 2 cats and one dog that want to sit on the chairs if there are pillows. Can't figure out how to keep them from doing that, and I don't want to share with them. They look so pretty on your chairs!

Mimi Sue said...

I do love lots of pillows and yours are adorable. Especially love the cherry one. Mimi

She'sSewPretty said...

I love all of your pillows. I am in love with the pillows made from vintage tablecloths but I hate cutting my tablecloths even if they do have holes. I bought some squares already cut from a tablecloth last week though and I am going to make a few new pillows.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh I love pillows too Becky! Your look so pretty in the garden! I was thinking about making some oilcloth ones for outside! Kinda neat, don't ya think?! Hope you are enjoying our CA days. We are so spoiled!

Love ya dear,
Maryjane

Mind Movies Reviews said...

Every pillow looks cute and lovely!

Deborah said...

I love, love, love pillows. I am constantly changing them out on the sofas, beds, chairs, anywhere there is a place to put pillows. I move them in and out also. It is so fun to change things around! Thanks for the clue on Judy Clark's pillows.

Into Vintage said...

Miss B - thank you for the shout out! I am honored to be mentioned with all these other beautiful pillow-makers and if I remember correctly, you and I 'met' over a pillow. Your market pillows are especially *beautiful!* -- thanks for sharing. xo -amy

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Very pretty post. You know how I love pillows!

PeregrineBlue said...

oh how i adore your sewing skills, those red and white cross stitch pillows are just what i like but i'm lousy at machine sewing so i couldn't even try the quilting.

burlap+blue said...

Oh my! I ADORE the pillows you made...do you sell them anywhere? You should:)
I just today did a post on pillows from Etsy...I ♥ pretty pillows! xo