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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Special days and special gifts!!!


I had been thinking and thinking of something wonderful
that I could make for my sweet friend Lisa's birthday this month.
She has the corner on the market of incredible supplies
in her studio, so what I could give her in that respect
would pale in comparison to her already amazing collection!

So...I finally decided I would make her a pair of pillows!
I ran across the prettiest pair of hand towels at Hobby Lobby
and knew they would look gorgeous as pillow fronts.
Plus, I knew the colors would be PERFECT in her home as well.







Here are the goodies that I used in creating her pillows!
All fabrics were pre-washed so they would already be preshrunk and
when it comes time to wash the slipcovers, they will still fit the inserts.

The ticking fabric was found at Walmart of all places! I love it. I knew it would
be beautiful as a small ruffle around and also for the ties in the back.
The other fabric I used was a drop cloth that coordinated perfectly after
I lightly bleached it in the wash.





I wanted a slouchy look on these I really think I achieved it!
I made the covers slightly over-sized and just love the look of them ~
The feather inserts can easily be removed when it comes time to
toss them into the washing machine!



My next challenge?
Trying to get these big ol' pillows to Texas!
They are about the size of a Euro pillow.
I'm trying this: one of those space bags you suck all the air out of!
They are a flat as a flitter now.
I'm going to build a box around them and see how that works!




I still have a few more gifts to gather for my precious friend but
these are finished!!!


Also, I have to show you my beautiful Mother's Day gift from
all of our boys!!!
A GORGEOUS CHANDELIER!!!!
Our son Brad works for a lighting company and
all of the boys chipped into get this beautiful fixture
for our dining room
PLUS
Brad installed it on Mother's Day too!
I absolutely love it!!!





Pretty, right?
I think it suits our little dining room just perfectly.



I'm adding a few things to my Etsy shop and wanted you to see as well.
I have GOT to start de-stashing some of this stuff!!!!
Really, my studio is about to BURST!
Here's a link to my shop if you'd like to take a peek:




I'm going to start adding things every day to try to
get rid of some of my hoard!!!



I hope you are doing so very good
and thank you always for stopping by to see me!

hugs and love,
Dawn



4 comments:

At Home in English Valley said...

beautiful work as always! your sons get extra points for being sooo sweet. enjoy your Sunday❤️

Roosterhead Designs said...

Wowzer Dawn, This was a great post!
I really love what you made for your friend; the pillows are gorgeous! You are so inspiring! Love the idea of making the covers 'a bit oversized' so they "slouch" a little; genius! : )
Thank you for taking time to explain. Always appreciate that.
And the Chandelier is beautiful! It looks awesome in your dining room~
How wonderful your son could put in up for you!
Have a great week ahead. ~Karen O

marda said...

Love the pillows... and the idea of squishing them down in those bags.
I've wondered myself if that would work since I may have to do some thing similar so as not to have to use a huge box.
That chandelier is just perfect over your sweet table set.

BrendaAnn said...

Hi Dawn, Love your work! I am curious about where you purchase your eggs.
I just subscribed to your blog today and have been looking around for answers but haven't seen anything yet.

Cheers,

Brenda

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