Monday, May 2, 2011

A Basic Pillow

I can't believe we are having this beautiful seventy degree weather today after having hit 107 degrees yesterday. Weather here is so random and that is why people get so sick! AJ had a T-Ball game on Saturday, which I'm sad to say, he did not participate in. The day was basically spent with him following me around the field, clinging onto my pants. I didn't force him though. I don't want him to hate the game when it comes time to him actually developing his interests. Anyway, that day was HOT! I didn't realize it then, but it affected AJ in a bad way. That night, he got fever and threw up all night. The illness continued all day yesterday. My poor little monkey. But no worries, he is all better today!

I finished another project off my to-do list. This pillow was something I've been wanting to make ever since I saw this tutorial at Fussy Cut (another one of my favorite blogs!).

Like Angela, I cut up a curtain for the backing. On my last trip to Target, I had seen this single curtain panel on their clearance section for $7. It didn't have a set and it wasn't packaged. So I bought it just for this. I have a ton of it left over. This envelope enclosure is the easiest thing ever! I loved it.

Again, I didn't take the time to iron this. And I probably still won't after this post!

It looks super cute on my glider. I can't wait to make some more pillows for the rest of my house.

My hubby has the entire week off so I've got some big plans for a living room make over. I'm sure we won't get it all done this week, what with Mother's Day and my little brother's birthday right around the corner, but hopefully, we'll get SOME stuff checked off the list. Have a great Monday!

I'm linking up to these parties.


  1. 107! GOOD GRIEF! I live in the desert in So Cal, and we get that temp in the summer months! But not yet...

    Gorgeous pillows!

  2. Love it! Did the pieces of fabric have a significant meaning?

  3. Oh it turned out great Bonnie! I love all the bright colors! I can't belive the fabric on the back in a curtain! Awesome!

  4. This looks great! Pillows and curtains are the only two things that I can actually make, though this pillow looks infinitely better than anything I've done.

    Love that envelope closure.

  5. Love the pillow! Glad your little guy is feeling better!

  6. Your pillow turned out so nicely! Love the patchwork, and that yellow curtain is perfect for the backing!!! :)

  7. the pillow looks great! And love that bright yellow backing you found too!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  8. Wow, where in Texas are you? Must be south, maybe. I am from Texas and i know heat but wow, already? I am in Az now and the weather has been perfect but not for long. This is a big tease for what is to come.
    I love this pillow and that the back is a cut up curtain.
    Just delightful!!!

  9. very cute! love the patchwork look. Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

  10. Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  11. Bonnieee!!!!!:)
    You did a GREAT JOB!!!! This is just adorable:)Your skills are amazing girl!!!!!!!!!!:)

  12. I love the colors and how you recycled a curtain panel for the back. I am stopping by from Creation Corner for the Friday Link Party. I also became a follower too.

    I just finished a jacket from a Burda pattern. If you would like to stop by here is the link:

    Happy Mother's Day!!

    All my best,

  13. I will have to try that envelope enclosure with my next foray into pillow making...

    Looks very kid-friendly!

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice. Hope to see you back again this week...


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