Monday, September 29, 2008

Project of the Week!

If you are anything like me, you don't really want to think about the holidays yet. But they are only 3 months away now, and if you are planning on making your own gifts it may just be time to get started if you want to avoid the last minute panic! So, whether you are setting out with gifts in mind, or you just want something fun to do, I am now introducing the "Project of the Week!"
Every week from now until the holidays, I'll be introducing something fun and creative for you to do.

This weeks project is throw pillows! Indigo and I spent the day yesterday working on these guys. The inspiration came from my beloved Joy Division t-shirt. It was part of my high-school uniform (along with combat boots, ripped jeans and a trench coat--haha!), and through all of the wear it has seen in its sad little t-shirt life, it was just no longer suited for wearing. Threadbare and torn, but I simply could not let it go. So I decided to give it a 2nd life as an awesome throw pillow!

Since it is Joy Division, it lends itself automatically to some gothy-punk tears, so I layered it against some black velvet, gave it a black velvet backside as well, and left the tears right where they were. I added some safety pins too, in memory of my high school fashion sense :)

Of course I can't leave Indigo out when I'm doing a fun project! We found a little pillow that I had started ages ago but never stuffed or finished sewing. She went through my pile of fabric remnants and found the colors and patterns she liked, then drew and cut out these cute little zebras, hearts, and stars. Neither of us being master seamstresses (and I don't have a sewing machine so I am all about the short cuts!), we glued her little scene on with a hot glue gun. The bottom looks a bit ragged because we ran out of stuffing, so I just stuffed it with some other fabric for the purpose of the photo, but we still have to stuff and sew it this week.

Want to try your hand at this, but don't have any fabric? Here are some great Etsy fabric shops from my Etsy Supply Street Team (ESST):


Christopher And Tia said...

Thanks for the reminder.

*note to self*- Get your butt in gear and make Christmas gifts.

Krazy Kate Designs said...

I love this project and this wonderful idea to feature! Thanking for sharing yours and Indigos wonderful creativity!

maoiliosa said...

awesome, and what a great idea! i would have never thought to make pillows! i just went through all my clothes, and *sniff* many from my high school days will simply never fit me again, so yay i'm so glad you mentioned this! my bombay yoga club tshirt will have a cool new identity as a pillow ;).

i'm starting to think about holiday gifts, as well! i'm excited to read all your upcoming ideas :D.

love you!

Anonymous said...

super blog post and lovely pillows. You and Indigo did a great job.