This morning I woke up at 6 to work on some pillows for my mom’s birthday. I made her and my dad a duvet cover a couple months ago, and I’ve been thinking it’s high time they had some accent pillows to go with it. The pillow in the background was very easy and I added a little balled fringe to the sides for a little something special for the eye. The pillow in the front was made with scraps from the fabric in the duvet cover. I added beaded fringe on this one. It was a smidge harder to work with since you have to watch the foot of your sewing machine and make sure your needle doesn’t hit any of the beads. I made it through with only one broken needle. 😉
So after making my mom’s birthday pillows, I decided to make some matching pillowcases for the quilt on my bed. They were rather fun to make and I used the scraps from the quilt so they were very cheap as well. Basically to make a pillow case you use 24 inches of regular 42″ wide fabric (WOF), a 2 1/2 inch accent strip WOF, and a 6 inch WOF for the top of the pillow case. There are patterns that allow you to have no raw seams so your finished pillowcase looks very professional.
Tony and I also ripped out the shag carpet in our bathroom today. I know, carpet in a bathroom! Ugh!! We were planning on taking it out when we redo the entire bathroom, but with the humidity it was grossing us out. It came up very easy and I don’t know why we didn’t do it before. I’m excited for even more home improvements!