I wrote a post a while back about whether or not I should paint our living room as well as other questions about my possible decorating choices. Well since then we have gotten new flooring, I finally picked out a paint color and put it on the walls, I bought a new tv cabinet, rug, and made some drop cloth curtains. We are having a yard sale soon and once the stuff is gone we will buy a new couch and chair.
So now I'm just working on accessorizing...
I bought pillow forms at Ikea with plans to make some envelope pillow covers. I had no clue what I wanted to do until I saw this, she used the tutorial created by over at Cluck. Cluck. Sew. At first I thought I would make one and just frame it. That idea sat on the back burner for awhile and then my friend Gwen @ Gwenny Penny made the same pillow and for what ever reason I had a lightbulb moment.
Meet Janey Bird:
She's a little bird I made that sits on a branch on my new pillow cover:
(after posting this picture I have realized that I forgot to embroider Janey's little wing, oops, have to take care of that!)
And the fabric that I used on the back kind of mirrors the pattern of our new rug!
I really loved the idea of using scraps of fabric to make a tree but with this pillow that's16 X 24 I thought a branch would work better.
And you can't have a branch without a bird! :-)
I am sooo pleased with the results!
Linking up to Get your Craft on! at Today's Creative, the idea room as well as these other fab parties!