I was on a mission this week to finish off the dozen or so small projects that have been hanging around my craft room....one of them was this sweet little pillow I made. I had some leftover fabric that I purchased to make European pillow shams for our bed (click HERE to view this project). I decided to make a couple of decorator pillows for the bed to use up the fabric I had left.
This one is a teeny one; I didn't even use a pillow form; I just stuffed it with a silk blend fiberfill and then whipstitched the opening closed. I used the leftover fabric, leftover white tulle that was stashed in my craft closet, and a small piece of ruffled eyelet trim that was also stashed in my craft closet. I sewed the ruffle on with a topstitch on the sewing machine. The tulle I cut a slightly wider length than the pillow and tied a knot in it and then incorporated the ends of the tulle and the ruffle into the seam, so that they would stay in place. Another short piece of tulle was tied over the center knot to make the 'tails'.
The letter 'P' is actually glitter-covered chipboard, snatched from my stamping and card-making supplies. I just affixed it in place with a couple dabs of hot glue.
I love eyelet lace!
I also wanted to show this vintage table cloth that I came across last week and I just had to have it!
I thought the blue color somewhat unusual. It's actually very vivid in person, almost turquoise, but not quite.
I also thought it was interesting that it depicts a variety of fruits, but all the fruits are blue.
Can you imagine blue strawberries!?!