Friday, May 29, 2009

It's Officially Summer!

**Remember: today at 11:59 p.m. Mountain is your last chance to enter
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Well, the little guy got out of school yesterday, and the outdoor pool has opened, so, it is officially summer around here!

I finished that project at work, which took 28 hours, and am hoping they can take it from there so I won't have to go in again! Can you tell I'm ready for summer fun to begin?

This weekend, our neighborhood is having their community garage sale and there are sales galore! This morning I spent 2-1/2 hours driving around to about a dozen sales and found some great stuff, which I will share with you later. Tomorrow, a friend is coming along and we will hit the rest of the sales!

For now, I thought I'd show you what I've been working on the last few evenings: pillows for me. You know how it is: you create pretty things for everyone else, or to sell, and don't keep anything for yourself? Well, it has taken me about 3 years (that's how long I've had the fabric and pillow forms) but I finally made the pillows I'd envisioned to decorate the top of my bed in our master bedroom:

This bright floral design is the same fabric I had our small recliner upholstered in. It really pops in our blue and white, mostly toile, decor, a true "splash of color" and proof that I'm not afraid to mix patterns! Above you can see the back of the pillow; the photo below shows the front.

This second pillow is more understated; I used three different fabrics in it, including the mustard yellow backing you can't see in the photo.

The yellow trim was a challenge but I think it was worth it. I even covered my own buttons for the front.
I'm so happy I finally got to these! Am I the only one who has trouble making the time to make my own pretty things, for me, to keep?

3 comments :

Joy said...

Well done Laurie!

Ann said...

Good for you! I totally agree, we don't make pretty things for ourselves--but it's good for the soul. Enjoy them!

Viola said...

Beautiful pillows, Laurie! Have a wonderful day, my dear! :o)