Monday, February 20, 2012

Two Pillows In One

Back in January, I made this heart pillow for myself using Osnaberg fabric and some hearts that I cut out from other fabric I had laying around.

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The other side was left plain and I thought I might do something different on this side for the rest of the year.  Having downsized, we don’t have a lot of room to store a lot of seasonal type things, so I’m trying to get things to pull double duty around here.  With that in mind, I went to the images I have saved on my computer and found this one that I thought would work with the shape of the pillow.

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It is yet another image that was shared by Karen at The Graphics Fairy.  I just did it in a sepia tone through Photoshop.

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I think this image can take me through Spring and Summer {Fall, too, I’m sure}, which will bring me to Christmas when I can take out my Christmas pillows.   Since this pillow is sewed shut, the additions were made several different ways.

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I used heat and bond on the script fabric to attach it to the pillow itself. 

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I used fabric glue for the trims and the image fabric.

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I sewed the two buttons in each top  corner on. 

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One pillow, two looks; saving money and space!  Plus, I love the cream colors and vintage look to it.

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Linking up with

Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence

Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground

Potpourri Friday at 2805

Kathy

43 comments:

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes And Cozy Home Kitchen said...

That is so pretty. The images at the Graphics Fairy are the best, and I love the script fabric. I can see how you'll get so much use out of this pillow. Thanks for sharing your talent with us Kathy!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love it. You are so clever. Great idea. Hugs, marty

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

I really like the addition of the birds, Kathy. I especially like all of the layering.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Kathy,
you are so very creative. Love how your mind works about home decor.
you prove spending BIG money isnt the point to making things Beautiful.. applause applause.

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Kathy that's a beautiful pillow! I love the bird transfer... I'm ready for spring too!
Susan

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

How clever are you! I adore that you can use one pillow all year.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

That pillow is wonderful! I love that you didn't have to sew....

Cindy said...

Sew Cute! Or is it No Sew Cute? Either way it's A-dorable! I love the little Birds!
XO Cindy

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Pretty! I love that pillow and all the embellishments are just enough. Love it!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Love it! Love the bird transfer - that Graphics Fairy is a wonderful resource. I think a pillow with more than one look is smart!

Debra from Bungalow said...

I love your pillow and idea for using a pillow through the seasons.

Heat and bond, I gotta try that stuff.

Jamie said...

Both sides of your pillows are just beautiful! I love the bird side so much! Maybe some day I'll be that crafty... :)
~ Jamie

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my gosh I love that pillow so much words just can't desribe!

WELL DONE!!!!

Olive Cooper said...

Love the birds, we were just watching a woodpecker on our feeder. Also love how practical you are to use both sides of the pillow.

Atticmag said...

It's a very pretty pillow. I love the natural linen/neutralness of it even with the imagery. And such pretty detailing. Jane

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

SO CUTE!!! I loved the hearts but I especially LOVE the birds!! Sooooo adorable!

Lou Cinda

Stitchfork said...

Great use of Karen's bird graphic Kathy! Pretty!
xo Cathy

Rosie said...

That's a great idea! I love all the embellishments, especially the bird graphic. How sensible. When you get tired of one look, you can just flip it around.

Judy said...

I love both sides. I do that all the time so that I can just switch it over and get a whole new look. I adore the birds graphic.

Debbiedoo's said...

I love this idea Kathy. Very clever and so versatile.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

A reversible pillow! I love it genius and pretty!

Carol

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Loving the pillow :)
XO
Kristin
PS Good luck with your projects

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh my how I love this pillow. How did you ever think of doing it this way. Just beautiful! Wish I could be just like you
Have a wonderful week
Love
Maggie

Linda said...

What a truly beautiful idea!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

The layering was a great idea, Kathy. Love the bird design.

Karen Harper said...

I love your pillow. The bird graphic layered over the script fabric is so gorgeous!

Deserae said...

Beautiful pillow :o)
~Des

Donna said...

Your pillow is just beautiful! I love that sweet little bird image, and used it on a decoupaged tray. Love the sepia tones!

*Shabby LOCO!* said...

Kathy! I LURV these!!
I am a self proclaimed Pillow Whore and bird hoarder so these are like a double whammy for me! Please oh Please link up to my "WTF Wednesday" party..Purty please Oh, Popular Gurl!!?

Hugs,
Melissa

http://shabbyloco.blogspot.com/2012/02/wtf-wednesdays.html

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Kathy,
What a great idea to make two pillows out of one...love it! You should come by and share this at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

Blessings,
Linda

Judy Bigg said...

Great pillow, love the birds in sepia too. Photoshop allows us to make so many idea just happen. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a message.

Heathahlee said...

The heart side is cute, but the bird side? Oh, my. LOVE!!!! :)

Elna said...

What a cute pillow. I just love it.

Hugs from Sweden
Elna

Maria Elena said...

I love pillows and yours is gorgeous!
Great inspiration!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kathy..I just love it...You are so creative!..I love all things "birds"....You nailed this pillow!!!

Honey at 2805 said...

Gorgeous pillow, Kathy! I like all the textures and the natural colors! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

LOVE that pillow(s)!! the bird graphic is one of my favorites! thanks for linking up, Kathy! xo

Nook and Cranny said...

I love the pillow, love that image of the birds. I would keep that pillow out all year long.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Renee @ Rustic Crafts and Chic Decor said...

I am in love with that pillow!!! Doing the bird image in sepia was a fantastic idea!
I have started a new link party just for rustic and shabby chic projects and would love to have you share this - http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=5569

Pamela said...

Kathy! I swear it had not been that long since I was last by to visit but I guess it has been. So sorry! I LOVE this pillow it turned out great! I have all the supple sot make a pillow or tea towel and just have not braved it yet. That and we ran out of ink in our printer and we don't feel like spending $100 to replace it right now!;)

Sherry said...

40 comments about a pillow! I love it. Makes perfect sense to me :)
Love your blog! I"m a new follower. Followed both GFC and Linky.
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Love this too! I have never figured out how to run a copy of an image and apply it to fabric...tried it once and it was a hot mess! I think I have the wrong kind of printer maybe?

Anyhoo I love this pillow!

Lou Cinda

Honey at 2805 said...

You are featured today at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

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