Sunday, September 26, 2010

Janey Bird Pillow

Happy Sunday everyone! 

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's 
16 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!

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  1. I LOVE it! So cute. Love the fabric on the back, too.

  2. what a cute little birdie and pillow. love it!

  3. LOVE IT! Its beautiful thanks for sharing! -Allison

  4. Janey Bird is adorable! Your pillow turned out so cute! One of these days I will have to make some pillow covers. Thanks for the inspiration:)

  5. This turned out so cute! I love the colors you used and the bird is adorable. I may just have to make me another...=)c

  6. andi, this might be one of my favorite projects so far! it is sooo stinking cute! and i love the look of the blog right now- very seasonal!

  7. I love your pillow! Your little birdie is adorable and the tree branch is perfect!! Thanks for sharing. So cute.
    ~stopping by from It's So Very Cheri!~

  8. Janey-Bird is adorable! There is something so whimsical about birds, isn't there!
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Oh my gosh! I think that's the cutest thing I've ever seen! Here from Making the World Cuter Monday.

    New follower here!

    ~ The Speckled Dog

  10. I love your pillow very cute! I would love if you linked it to my linky party!

  11. How sweet! I want to make one for my niece!

  12. How cute! I'm just about to head to the fabric store for some pillow forms now! lol Hopefully my pillows turn out as cute as yours!

  13. Very cute :-) I just did a reversible bib with a bird on it much like this (you can see it at:, so this is right up my alley!

  14. So true. No branch is complete without a birdie. Your Janey Birdie is the cutest I've seen in a long time. Great job!

  15. This is adorable! I absolutely LOVE i!

  16. Adorable pillow. That birdie certainly caught my eye.

  17. This is so cute, I like that it has both the little bird and the branch.

  18. Your little bird pillow is just too cute. And, I love the pillow back as well.

  19. SO darling!!!

    ~Lori @ Paisley Passions
    Paisley Passions Linky Party Thrilling Thursdays

  20. That is soooooooooo cute!! Love your blog banner too BTW!

  21. Um...have you been told this is ridiculously cute? Because it is. Adorable!!! Thanks so much for linking it up last week, hope you'll join us tomorrow. Also, we'll be sharing this as one of our favorite things from last week!

  22. Very cute & whimsical! Stopping by from CSI

  23. So so cute! Love the bird, featuring this today on for POV!

  24. Great idea, i love it very much, thanks for sharing


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