Oh hey! I forgot I had a blog for a while. This little booger’s arrival may have had something to do with that. But I had this post languishing in my “drafts” folder and thought I’d better drag it out before the kiddo goes to college.
Inspired by the girls at A Beautiful Mess, I made a set of pillow covers. I purchased 10 super cheap 8×10 sheets of felt from Michaels and cut out as many triangles as I could using a little cardboard stencil.
Then I pinned them all to some linen fabric. This part took a while, since I was overly anal about color placement.
Then I sewed long, straight lines across the triangles.
Then I had to sew a linen back onto the pillow and add a zipper. I sort of winged the zipper part, since I have no idea of the “real” way to sew in a zipper.
But I didn’t screw it up too badly, and it was worth doing–with the zipper, I can take the pillow covers off to be washed in the inevitable event that these pillows get bodily fluids on them.
I stuffed these pillows with some fancy IKEA down inserts. The pillows were about 22×22, and the pillow inserts are 26×26 (I think) which gives them a nice, overstuffed look.
I had a few extra triangles so I simply sewed a line through them and voila! a garland.
The above pic is a sneak peek of sorts to the little guy’s nursery. Look for that reveal sometime in the next decade!