Saturday, April 10, 2010

Spring Pillows that are SEW Pretty!

These pretty Spring inspired pillow ideas 
are from Better Homes and Gardens.

Yes, I am still having camera issues,
but wanted to share something
with you anyway.

I hope they brighten your day.


Aren't these colorful tulip pillows
just too darn cute?!

The next pillow is "slipcovered"
with linen napkins.

This stylish tweedy pillow reminds
me of a pink Chanel suit!

Is your name Madison?

These last two pillows reminded me
of one of my favorite blogs,
Cozy Little House.

I think this colorful little yoyo pillow
would look at home anywhere in
Brenda's "cozy little house!

Years ago, in the 70's, I had a box
full of old yoyos and cut circles
given to me my my mother.

She had just moved out of her
home and into a mobile home and
just didn't have room to store
extra boxes of "old stuff".

(She was in her mid 60's and
lived to be 97 years old.)

Anyway, they were made out of old
dresses in small prints and calicos.
They were from the 1920's and I
believe she and her sister made them.

Well since I was in my 20's I just
didn't understand their value...
and so after we moved a few times
I was "convinced" to give them up them.

I am not even sure what
really ever happened to them.
Were they tossed or given away?

Such remorse... and guilt!!!


Miss Janice said...

Oh, those pillows are too cute. I want to say thank you for remembering my friend Jan in your prayers and I've added your son-in-law and his father both to my prayer list. Thank you again!

Deb said...

I love pillows! My favorite is the slipcovered one, great idea!

Diana said...

These pillows are so cute!

Have a great weekend.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Lovely pillows. I cant choose a favorite.

hugs and happy thoughts

Cozy Little House said...

You're right! They would go perfect here! I have one yo-yo pillow. Don't fret over the bygone yo-yos. We all do stuff like that and kick ourselves a million times over it.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Yes, those colorful yoyo's just scream "Brenda"! I love the idea of slipcovering a pillow.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Love these pillows and yes I could see that pillow in Brendas home.
I especially could see the first one in mine. lol
Hope your doing well
Thanks for sharing these

Mimi said...

Cute pillows...I have a bunch of yo-yo's that I did a dozen or so years ago, maybe enough to make a pillow cover.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I found my blue stemmed glasses at Goodwill. I see them occasionally so will look for a few for you. I could kick myself for not picking up some green ones awhile back.

Patty said...

Hey that really does look like a Chanel suit ;)

Coffee & Chaos said...

You should take a picture and post what you got in the mail.....:)

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