This is a pretty pillow, if I do say so myself! As I’ve mentioned before, my son and daughter-in-law are building a house. Yes, it’s taken a long time. Yes, we’re frustrated because the contractor has been dragging his feet. Yes, I’m no longer excited about the mudroom surprise design I’m creating for R and A. But one thing I’m proud of is the two pillows I’ve sewn for the sit-and-put-on-your-shoes bench. No crapsmanship here!You may remember that I’m using a black, white, and lime green color scheme. I found some pretty green and white flowered fabric at Hancock’s. I also bought two elongated pillow forms. Since I don’t have a sewing machine (I’m a really crappy seamstress and can’t justify the cost), I hand-sewed the pillow covers. They were cute as they were, but I thought they needed an adornment that would tie in the color of the tan bench seat cushion. This cushion came with the bench, and I don’t have the talent or inclination to recover it. Thus, I was stuck with the tan color, even though it didn’t exactly fit my color scheme.
I soon realized, however, that I did have a little tan color within my design — it was in the burlap I’d used on several craft projects for the mudroom. Remember the vase and pom poms I made?
So I took some of that burlap and layered several other ribbons on top, with a burlap flower in the center. I wrapped the ribbon around the center of the pillow and used a kilt pin to secure it.
Other than the hand sewing, this was a really easy project, and I love the final product! Now if only the house gets finished and I can install it all …..