Monday, March 21, 2011

Some Lovely Pillows

I picked up all my unsold items from Blackberry Junction (explained here) Saturday evening. I’m really pleased with how the sale went as a whole—it was a great experience for figuring out what sells, for how much, and what people seem to be looking for. Initially, none of my pillows sold. Sad, but not too surprising consider they’re pretty taste specific thanks to their colors. But as I was gathering my items up, another vendor saw two of my pillows and bought them. How fun is that?

And since I’ve been staring at my three unsold pillow for the last few days as they sit on my loveseat (the gathering place for anything I just feel like dumping when I walk in the door), I thought I’d share them with you!

This pillow makes me smile. It’s in the same Mint Jule fabric I’ll be making my Easter dress out of. It also matches this pillow I made a while back. This pillow is 14”x14” and has three lines of ruffles. Oh, how I love ruffles!

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This pillow is in a heavier upholstery fabric and the best way I can describe the color is golden olive. It has a neat shimmer to it. It’s 16” x 16” and the pillow is 6” wide. I love the way the rosette turned out!

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I would have thought that if any pillow was sure to sell, it would have been this one. It is 14”x14” and has a neat pleating-like detail to it. I just rolled hemmed 5 strips of fabric, 1.5” wide and then sewed them down the middle to the pillow. They’re close together, and the two strips on each side of the middle one are folded down the middle. They layered really nicely. I’ll have to make this style in other fabric. It might be a cool detailing on a skirt too!

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Like what you see and want to own one for your home? The Mint Jule and Golden Olive pillows are in my Etsy shop!

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10 comments:

  1. I love the rosette pillow. It is absolutely gorgeous. Then again, I really love the ruffles. I'm going to try sewing ruffles like you did next time I put ruffles on something. The waves give it so much dimension. I love it! I following you now, too!

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  2. Love that ruffle pillow. Ruffle have a special place in my heart right now.

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  3. These are beautiful! I need to make some for my bedroom!

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  4. These are beautiful, I love them! Great work!

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  5. I think they are so pretty! I especially love the first turquoisey-blue ruffley pillow!

    I'd love you to link this up at my Friday Link Party if you are interested!

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  6. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. These pillows are amazing! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration and blog!!

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  7. Very pretty pillows! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Hey!

    I just featured your pillows on my blog. Thanks for sharing!

    making life a Bliss

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