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March 1, 2011

Urban Home Goods - Item #1


I finally found some time this past week to finish my first of two items for the Urban Home Goods swap. I first got the idea here, but didn't want to make an entire pillow out of felt, so I adapted it. My partner loves linen, so the body of the pillow is pure linen, while all the ruffles are made out of regular crafting felt from Joann's. There are 60 ruffles in all, so I had to cut fifteen 3" circles out of each color.

If I'd had to individually outline and cut every single one of those circles, I probably would have slipped slowly into madness. But luckily, I bought one of these when I first started sewing and was able to cut all the circles within 20 minutes. The downside is that the felt dulled the crap out of my new blade, so I'll have to go buy a new one...but it's a small price to pay for convenience :)

And here's funny story for you. I wasn't feeling well on Sunday, so I laid on the couch pretty much all day and hand-sewed these babies onto the front piece. Well I was have having a little Netflix marathon of one of my guilty pleasure shows (Stargate SG-1...it's so cheesy and nerdy and kinda awful, but I can't help myself because I loved the movie and am nostalgic about when I used to watch the show on Showtime with my mom back in middle/high school)...but anywho, I got a little distracted when some alien robots were attacking their ship...and I managed to sew the pillow to my pajama pants. So that was a real party, haha!


As for the back...my partner likes things that are clean and simple, so the back is made out of linen as well, but I sewed a small piece of Kei Dots in orange to the end of one of the envelope enclosures to spice things up a little :)


P.S.  Today is my 1 year blogiversary, so I have some awesome, awesome things planned for the entire month of March! Hope you guys are ready for a little March Madness!!!! (and I'm not just talking about my beloved UK basketball team) Woot woot!

9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I really love those ruffles, and the colors that you chose are really sweet!

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  2. Congrats! Your pillow is beautiful you have a very lucky partner.

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  3. Congrats on the 1 year blogiversary! I'm a clean and simple person myself, and I am LOVING your pillow back. I also happen to love orange, so...
    Also, my giant stack of fabric from the Purl sale showed up yesterday -- woo hoo! Thanks again for the tip!

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  4. Beautiful pillow!

    Big congratulations for having your 1 year blogiversary. I hope that you're pleased with all of the writing progress that you've made. Thank you for all the kind messages you've sent in reply to my comments, they've made me feel more a part of this world. I wish you the best of luck and enjoyment with your future projects.

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  5. That's a super fun pillow!! Love the dots on the back, too. Happy anniversary! I'm having a giveaway, too, why don't you come visit?

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  6. That pillow is awesome! You did a great job! And I have totally sewn projects to my clothing before...it's always a funny moment when you realize what you've done!

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  7. What a sweet, happy pillow! I know what you mean about nostalgic netflix watching. I just watched St. Elsewhere because I loved watching it with my Mom and older sister in high school. Listening to theme music at the beginning of each episode just lifted my heart.

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  8. Kaelin this is adorbs! Someday, I will swap you something for this. But right now all I can make is drawings for my thesis show in June and papers about gender issues in education. I don't think you want any of that.

    PS HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!!!! I keep up with your beautiful creations as much as possible, and you just keep blowing me away!!!!

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