I have so much to share with you guys. For a sneak peek of all that I need to share: I need to upload another dream home that I’ve fallen in love with, write up my post on beginning to downhill ski, finish my “cooking” tab so it can go live, and write up my post about creating a signature style. My guess is that those will happen in no particular order with other posts disbursed in between. You know me: organized – to a fault.
Last week I shared with you that I am going to embrace the green wall. I promise, I haven’t said more than like five bad words about it all week, so I am improving. This morning, as I sip (present tense) my coffee in bed and think about my glorious 3-day weekend and my to-do-list, I have had an amazing idea to incorporate the green wall into my pillow.
Here are the current pillows:
The two on the left are from Ikea. The middle is a quilted brown suede pillow that I’ve had since high school (weird), but you can find a similar one here; it gets bounced around between the couch/chair and sometimes gets put away. The shirt is from Gap and represents a blue plaid shirt that I made into a pillow a while ago; it fits a standard sized pillow and is obnoxiously soft (Doug has his priorities straight when it comes to clothes). The blue ticking stripe is on a little oblong pillow that I sewed a couple of years ago; the fabric is from Joann’s, but you can find it anywhere.As I decided last week, to make the green wall work, I need to tone down the accessories to let green be the color. My great idea?
I want paint a green pattern on linen pillows (the linen pillow pictured is from here). To do this, I’ll use the natural linen fabric I have (pre-washed, of course), then cut it to size and tape off the parts I don’t want to paint. I’ll apply the paint using a foam brush, let it dry, and then sew a pillow with an envelope closure (with Velcro to keep it closed). I can’t decide if I’ll make a little piping around the edge or not. I’ll keep you posted. And, of course, I’ll keep you posted if I go another direction: maybe green piping on a linen pillow? Who knows!
I’ll need to go to the fabric store for some fabric paint, and then I’ll be on my way. A benefit to my having this idea at this moment: I need to get my sewing machine set up and pull my sewing stuff out today so I can alter a shirt, fix a seam on a dress, and fix seams on two of Doug’s pants. Perfect!