Home Interests and Creativity

I have noticed that everything that I do these days seems to be related to my home.  I guess that comes with having to get a house ready to sell, and then moving into another one.  The nesting instinct has kicked in. So I guess that it’s no wonder that everything that I have been making has something to do with the home as well!  It doesn’t matter if it is something that I have made for my shop, or myself.

Vintage Doily Pillow

I’ve been stocking the shop with some pillows, and of course I have fit in one or two for myself…

One for You and One for Me!

I kind of feel like I have been doing a ‘one for you and one for me’ here!

And I have made a ton of fabric baskets in all types of fabrics and sizes…

I have been having a blast stenciling on the burlap and making some of my coffee buckets again.  Only this time, I made them a little differently so I could use the blue pillow ticking.  My original pattern doesn’t work well with the stripes, so I came up with a new pattern, which is actually a little quicker and uses less fabric.  I love the ticking so much, that I also made a hanging pillow with it…

Most of this is in the shop.  The back of this heart is made from a piece of burlap from one of the coffee sacks that I use to make the burlap pillows and buckets that are also in my shop…

I have listed several things in the shop that I used the pillow ticking to make.  I am really enjoying working with these simple, basic materials. I am thinking of combining these with some of my cottons that I have stashed and I am going to be experimenting a little more with my paint, stencils, flour sack towels and the pillow ticking. Sometimes just getting back to simple materials is all it takes to get my creative juices flowing!

Vintage Flour Sack and Ticking Bag

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Time for Some Summer Pillows!

Now that the weather here is looking like summer, I decided to start getting the front porch and back deck into habitable shape! lol!  I have had a design for a simple, fun pillow in my head for some time and decided that it would be just the thing to start to brighten things up out there!

I love blue pillow ticking and red cotton fabric together, and I thought that the combination would be perfect to make a pillow for my adirondack chair.  I chose some fabrics from my stash, that have been calling out to me for some time, and chose to just do a simple piecing so that they also stand out on their own.

I know that at least one of these fabrics has been in my stash for almost 30 years!  I keep my fabrics stored away from light, so they have been strong enough that I have been able to keep using them.

I had some heavy weight pillow ticking left over from some other projects I had done, so I got that out, and here you are!

I barely had enough ticking left to do this pillow, so I did some creative thinking to be able to complete the back. I really love how it turned out.  In fact, I love this pillow so much, I decided to make one for my shop.

The difference here is that I used a lighter weight pillow ticking, and made the pillow just slightly larger.  This gave it a little softer look and feel, than the one I made for myself.

I love the red with the blue ticking, it says summer!

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