My House: Guest Room, DIY Pillow

I don't know where the time goes on my weekends (and weeks too apparently, considering it's already Wednesday!) Okay, an hour or two may have been spent in Anthropologie but amongst the Christmas parties, tree decorating (my parents - not mine yet), my weekends are just flying by.   'Tis the season, I suppose.

It does mean my hopeful plans to finish decorating my guest room are being put to the side.  I've given myself a deadline of December 17 when my sister and her hubs come to visit... pleeenty of time.  Right?

I did make some fun progress though.  I MADE A PILLOW COVER! Yes siree, that deserves ALL CAPS.  Let's just say my sewing skills are... limited.  All I've ever made are baby blankets and, quite frankly, that's just sewing two pieces of fabric together.  So is making a pillow cover, but this one can come off!

Check it out!

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The fabric is Amy Butler's 'Ritzy Stripe in Nickel' from the Nigella line.  I've found a new fabric store in Edmonton called Earthly Goods that has a great sale section.  They've got a ton of great fabrics, I'm like a kid in a candy store there!

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I'm pretty excited how easy this was and how it turned out.  And now he just needs a mate...

36 comments:

  1. That fabric is so stylish! Love it
    Rachie xo

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  2. I'm swooooooning over that pillow C! I fancy a tutorial on how to make pillow covers! How about we forget about walking the pups this weekend and instead you teach me the ways of particularly stylish craftswomen? :)

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  3. Great job Christine!! I think you are a fab sewer!! And that fabric doesn't look like Amy Butler's line...I love it!

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  4. yay!! I am totally inspired:) I posted a DIY like this a few months back and have been determined to try it!

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  5. good jobbie!!!! love the fabric you picked! Dec 17? LOADS OF TIME - as long as you never sleep

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  6. Thanks guys :)

    Dajana - haha, sure! I do need to make another one... you'll see just how little I DO know ;) Though I don't think Daisy or Lucy would like that very much!

    Shannon - I know, the fabrics not quite as whimsical as her other stuff, hey?

    Anna - I'll have to check out your DIY and see if I can get any tips.

    Shannon - oh boy, sleep usually wins in my world!

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  7. I am SO impressed! My mom and many of my friends' moms can sew, but I feel like it's a lost art for our generation...it's a pity because that pillow is awesome!

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  8. Gorgeous print. Love the colour combination.

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  9. Great job! I've always wanted to make a pillow cover and this has inspired me to do so even more - thank you!

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  10. LOVE the pillow! Wish I was that talented!

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  11. I have NO sewing skills, so this makes you my hero! Plus the fabric is gorgeous!

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  12. Seriously, people. I have no sewing skills either. If I can do it, you can do it... I think a tutorial might be in order to show you!

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  13. OOO I love the fabric! I am feeling inspired now, thank yoU!!

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  14. great fabric! i'm not a sewer, nor do I have a sewing machine....but I attempted pillows for my daughter's new room. there's a reason why I haven't posted them yet. :)

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  15. this is such a great pillow, i can't wait to see what you pair with it.

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  16. Great job! And I totally know what you mean about the weekends--and weeks--time is flying by so fast.

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  17. that pillow is fabulous! love the amy butler fabric!

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  18. Great job! You are giving Michelle a run for her money.

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  19. Great job, hun, it looks AMAZING!

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  20. Love it! I would never have guessed that the fabric was Amy Butler- fabulous print and nice work on the sewing! xo

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  21. this is so cute! and I love the fabric you chose!

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  22. It looks AMAZING Christine :) Open an Etsy store already, would ya?! xo

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  23. I like your fabric choice. Good job. Hey, if you can sew a straight line you can sew {almost} anything!

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  24. Beautiful! I need some pillows for my couch too, so I may just have to check out that store! Can't wait to see the finished room!

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  25. That looks great! And congrats on finding a fabric store that you like. I've still to find on near me that has much other than tie-dye fleece :)

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  26. totally justified ALL CAPS moment for sure! what a wizard accomplishment, love the graphics. wherever did you find an Anthro store? Van. has not been blessed with that haven yet, BOO.

    pea ess: thanks for your comments, fireplace channel rocks and so do you, following! ♥

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  28. Chritine thanks for helping us decorate our tree. If you need help with yours I would be willing to help, just give me a call.

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  29. i can't even sew a blanket, so you're ahead of me in the game :) the pillow looks amazing - great job!

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  30. It looks GREAT! love your fabric choice and I can see why you're so excited about it! good luck finishing it all up by the 17th - nothing like a deadline to give you a good kick in the butt xo

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  31. Very nice. I want to go to this fabric store when I come! Looking forward to seeing you!

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  32. i LOVE this pillow! awesome fabric, it looks so good!

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  33. Lynn- We have Anthro in Edmonton! And they're opening one in Calgary in a few weeks. For once AB has something Van doesn't!

    Mom - Thanks, we put up our tree last night!

    Michelle - Definitely, I wanted to take you there!

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  34. Show us how you did it where it comes off. Did you just leave one side unsewed and tuck it in? Your fabric is awesome- the pillow turned out great!

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