I am still hard at work on the inside of my playhouse. Actually, my new workspace for Daisy Mae Belle!
I found several great yard sale finds this weekend. I will share those soon!
I am working on a chair that I hope to share tomorrow.
And, this is the pillow that I made for it. I put one of my favorite quotes on it. The quote is from Satchel Paige, and it says; “Sometimes I sits and thinks and sometimes I just sits.”
I hope my new chair will become just that place for me. A place where I can sits and thinks or sometimes I will just sits. (With a large fruit tea and a great magazine, planning my family’s next beach vacation. . . )
Here is where I started. A plain pillow. A friend gave it to me thinking that I could do something with it. She was right! It is a nice pillow, but just needed something more!
Sorry that I am a night-time crafter. It makes for terrible pictures! I will get up early in the morning to take the “pretty” ones!
And, no that is not a stain on the pillow, just some weird shadow!
Next, I measured the pillow to see how big to cut my burlap. Yes, that is in centimeters! Somehow, I ended up with a European tape measure?
I cut a piece of burlap that would fit around plus 1/2″ for a seam allowance. I cut the material a few inches shorter than the width of the pillow. I wanted to see a bit of the edge of the pillow.
I sewed a straight stitch on the edges and fringed them.
Then, I sewed the burlap together along the width with the right sides together.
Next, I pressed the seam open.
I turned the burlap right side out and stamped on the quote. I just used a regular ink pad. I do not plan on washing this pillow. I will just make a new cover if this one gets too dirty!
I folded it in half and sewed the raw edges together.
I ironed the seam open.
And, then ran a long stitch down the center of the seam.
I pulled the threads until I had a ruffle.
I sewed up the raw edges on the ends.
I used a safety pin to secure the ruffle onto the pillow and then tied a ribbon around the ruffle. I can change the ribbon to match the season or my mood!
I look forward to it sitting in my chair. . .
Sometimes thinking and sometimes just sitting!
Life to the full to you today!