Such as this little guy
What can I say, the whimsical fabric called my name while I was busy browsing Pink Castle Fabrics in search of my inspiration fabric. It is Stacked Chairs in Celebration from Robert Kaufman's collection Perfectly Perched by designer Laurie Wisbrun.
In my early days of home ownership with a quest to have a grown-up house, I worked too hard to be matchy-matchy or fit a certain mold. Lately I've been on a journey (with very little budget and even less time!) to make our home a better reflection of us. Our homes should be an extension of who we are and I want to be a woman who extends hospitality to guests and to my own family. Our home should be filled with pieces that make us smile and make my loved ones comfortable. I'm guessing this pillow passed the test as I found Big Brother and Sister laughing and having a pillow fight with both of the pillows I made this weekend!
I was inspired by Edie Wadsworth, author of Life in Grace blog, who was recently featured in BHG, where she shares her design philosophy, "I don't follow decorating rules. I don't even know them. If I love something, then I'll find a place for it in my house. Life is too short to follow the rules." So, when I saw this fabric, I just knew it needed a new life as a humble pillow in my home.
Using an excellent tutorial from Sew, Mama, Sew! I learned how to make piping and add it to the pillow's edge for a more finished look. Don't be scared...it's actually easy!
One quick piece of advice...make sure you sew the piping to the right side of the front piece. Not that I would know what happens if you sew it to the wrong side...Ahem, moving on...
If you've never tried to make a pillow before, I hope you'll give it a go. It's so fun and so much more affordable than purchasing one.
What's your favorite type of pillow cover to make? Any piece of decor in your home you had to buy simply because it made you smile?
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You're Gonna Love It @ Kathe With an E
Take-a-Look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee Crafts
Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings
Tuesday Confessional Party @ Crafty Confessions
DIY Thrifty Thursday @ Thrifty 101
Frugal Fridays @ The Shabby Nest
It's a Hodpodge Friday @ It's a Hodpodge Life
Simply Link Party @ Simply Designing
Show-licious Saturday @ Sew-licious Home Decor
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