May 18, 2012

Gettin' On A Roll!

I have to admit that I am either in a good creating mood or I'm in a real lull where nothing seems to come to me... not ideas, not motivation, just plain nothin' (well, except a few extra pounds).

It must be the great weather we've had this spring (so far, but I probably just jinxed it by saying that) but I've been really inspired to work on stuff and motivated to do it too. Motivation is usually the biggest problem I have. I guess I'm motivated now because I know the weather is only nice for just so long and I have to try to cram as much into that short amount of time before things turn too hot, too cold or too late. LOL!

This is something that I was requested to make by my husband's boss' wife. She's been an excellent customer - probably my best! She purchased one of my pillows last year and she was wanting another to go with it. She bought the one that had the ruffle on the back and the French script design on the front.

Now she wants a pillow with her wedding year on the front and the three button closure on the back in a 12x16 size with the faux grain sack fabric.

Here is what I came up with.

And this is the back

Every year I make my daughter's teachers an end-of-year gift. Since her teacher for this year is getting married in early June, I made her one with "Est. 2012" on it, but minus the pretty swirls, since that isn't her style.

I really need to start working on getting a bunch of these pillows made up while I already have everything out. The more I do them, the faster and easier they go. I've hit some good sales for the pillow forms lately and have a decent hoard of them. And yes, hoard is the appropriate word to use here. But I just hate it when I have to stop working on a project because I don't have something I need. I think that's part of my hoarding problem. I want to make sure that when the mood strikes, I have everything, and as much of it as I want or need on hand. Because once I stop, that just might be it for the motivation. Surely I'm not alone in this thought process...

That's it for today. I've got to get to working on some more stuff.

I'm linking up to these parties:
Junkie handmade projects 


Kelley @ said...

Hi! Visiting from tt&j! Ohh.. what a great pillow! I love the fabric you used :)

I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party.. its going on now! :)

Liz - Imageremix said...

Beth, Thanks so much for stopping over at Quirky Vistas to read and leave me a note. Your pillows are beautiful. What a great idea for a pillow design. I'm with you, if you don't have what you need when you're finally raring to go on something, it all grinds to a halt. I just stocked up on screws and anchors today because I spent all yesterday hunting for assorted ones just to put up some brackets. I wanted that project done and was not about to leave the house and waste valuable time. I also read about the free stuff you got at the curb. Woo! Gotta love it. That sled is something else. Yes, all is fair in curb shopping! If not...uh, oh, I'm in trouble.


Lisha @ 1house1couple said...

That turned out so cute! I love those pillows :)

And I think you did a better job than your inspiration!

I think when the weather is good we are more motivated to do stuff :)


Winnie said...

These pillows are beautiful!
Love the fabric. They turned out quite elegant-looking

Sherry said...

Beth, you really did a great job on these pillows - your client is going to love it!

Tracy said...

I remember those pillows you made and this is equally as beautiful.
I am a paper hoarder...amongst other things, teehee.

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous pillows! Those would make a terrific wedding gift. :-)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

These are adorable, Beth! I love these designs. I love adding details like ruffles to the back side of pillows but I've never added the larger ruffle. Love that idea! Thanks for sharing!

melissa @ said...

Love this pillow! I am wanting to do something similar when I redo my master bedroom. I am going to keep this in mind! Found you at the party at "It's Overflowing"

Maria said...

Awww what a beautiful pillow! I love this idea! I'll have to make one too, our 3rd anniversary is coming up so maybe I'll give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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