Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Etsy update

Hello all, I have some renewed listings up in my etsy shop, so be sure to check them out, and spread the word if you like what you see.  Thanks!

And here's my final couch post. . .

Here it is, the last you will hear of my couch.  What's that? You don't know what I'm talking about?

Oh, look.  Throw pillows.
So I completes five throw pillows.  The blue one with red leaves you have seen before, but the rest are new to our home, and I have to admit to being very pleased with them.  I bought four 18" square throw pillows and one 12"x18" throw.  They can be bought at any basic crafting store.  I got mine online and had them shipped to me (nothing better than receiving a HUGE box that weighs almost nothing).  The first pillow sham I planned was designed to showcase all the amazing fabrics I got for the quilt (see the last post) and to tie the color scheme into the couch.

I went for the fan of triangles and really loved the way it turned out.

The next pillow I made is reminiscent of the ones I have on my bed.  You remember:
I used the same basic branch shape from this previous pillow on my 12"x18" center piece pillow sham.
I really enjoyed the challenge of attaching the branch, and after I had the branch fully sewn on, accenting it with the cute little leaves was awesome.
In case you didn't know, my fiance graduated from law school last weekend (WOOHOO!) and his whole family was in town to celebrate.  Incidentally, when checking out the apartment, my future sister-in-law absolutely adored this pillow, so guess who is getting one of her very own.
Always one to brag about my zipper installs, I have pictures of that too.  Here you are:

 Next, building off the rough edge look I got with the little leaves, I chose to tie into the colors and fabrics with a mosaic of circles.
 The effect strangely enough fits in with the rest of the pillows really well.

(sorry I'm going picture crazy, but that is another really good use of my grow light, white light like taking photos in sunlight!)

The last pillow took some more fiddling and a lot of ironing seams down, but I think it fits in with the other pillows (and the leaf theme) and completes the look I was going for.
I hope you have enjoyed my couch's transformation (I feel like I just completed a grueling reality show makeover) I certainly have.  I promise no more couch posts, but don't worry, you haven't seen the last of me making pillow shams for throw pillows.  (I have turned into such a little woman).  As proof, here's my inspiration for my next pillow sham: