I'm a wife of 14 years (just shy of!) and a mom to a busy little 6 year old! I LOVE anything and everything to do with crafts and I'm 100% addicted to scrapbook paper! I love to fill my home with goodies that were made from the heart! My blog is filled with just about anything that comes to mind...crafts, home decor, cooking, pictures, family...tinkering of all kinds! There are so many incredible women out there with blogs that I take "me time" to enjoy! I hope I'm able to do the same for others!
I'm happy to share one of my latest creations!
~ The Long Pillow~
It started by wanting to remodel our guest room. I got this fabric (another addiction) to "work the room around". I saw a pillow similar, but not quite what I was looking for, nor was I big on the $50 price tag! So, I made my own!! Oh, and let me start by saying I do not sew much at all! If it is square or rectangle I'd say I'm average, but nothing more than that!
Next I intended to use the cricut to cut the letters but...the cricut didn't feel like it... so I flipped the fabric over, traced the paper letters on the back and cut them out.
I placed the fabric letters where I wanted them and lightly tacked them down with fabric iron tape to keep them in place when I tossed it around sewing!
I used #5 to sew them on hoping it would look like frayed old letters...if that makes sense!? In high n' sight I probably would have used a backing or a darker fabric so the letters would POP more, but this gives a soft subtle look. I realized in sewing letters that I might have bitten off a bit more than I could chew, but when it came to going around the corners, I'd let the needle be down in the fabric not moving and then lift the foot and move it myself a little bit each time and sew...stop, move, sew, stop move, sew...those that are more experience won't have a problem with this at all!
I also added a little something to the other side...
Aren't these albums adorable?!
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