i’ve blogged before about some of my favorite things,
and one of them is my white couch.
it was, and still is, one of our very few newly purchased items (read: not used).
some of you may cringe at the idea of white, but let me tell you…
YOU CAN BLEACH IT!
i throw it in the washer and the dryer and its all nice and white again.
now, i don’t do it nearly as often as i should.
in fact its pretty nasty right now.
but after a wash it’ll be back to white.
now it is starting to show some wear and tear, but after about 10 years, i think that’s expected.
but, the white was getting a little boring.
i haven’t had any cute pillows on it in forever because i was bored of all my old ones
and just never replaced them after taking them off.
so this weekend i finally carved out a little time to whip up some pillows
out of some of my current favorite fabrics.
most of these fabrics are from anna maria horner‘s drawing room collection and heather bailey‘s nicey jane,
why i didn’t immediately fall in love with anna maria’s line is beyond me!
i am head over heels about it now!
i even made a shirt out of it.
i grabbed random bits and pieces and just shoved them all together without putting too much thought into it.
note: making pillows is not hard.
here‘s a little tutorial.
however, what is hard is remembering the measurements in your head that you are cutting and having a conversation with your husband.
i made so many mistakes while he was watching me and chatting that it got to be pretty funny.
i almost threw in the towel, but then saw the blah couch and knew i had to finish.
and i am so thrilled with the result!
i love how it goes with the mustard dresser in the entry.
its so rewarding to do a project for myself every once in awhile.
it reminds me to do it more often!