Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine's pillows

These winter days get a bit monotonous. Sean has late classes three days a week now, which makes for long days sometimes.

I haven't done a lot of sewing projects after the monster that was the quiet book, but I ran across some cute Valentine's Day pillow tutorials that looked fairly easy and cheap. They were good little projects that gave me something to do during nap time and it was nice to add some color to our house after taking all of the Christmas stuff down.

Conversation heart pillows:
Tutorial and free pattern found HERE.

Gathered heart pillow:
Tutorial found HERE.

For all 6 pillows it cost about $15 in supplies. I can live with that! Also, my mother-in-law sent me a link to this video showing how to do a blind stitch to close the pillows at the end. It was really helpful. Something that probably should have been common sense but for some reason it was above my head!

On another note, I hope when I post this kind of stuff it doesn't come off as me trying to show off my sweet sewing skills (hopefully you catch the sarcasm). I think I still consider myself new to sewing so I just get excited when something turns out. I figure the blog is a good way to remember stuff I've done and pass along info I think others might like too.


Cassi said...

Oh those are so cute! I think I may have to makes some. BTW I love that you share your good ideas on your blog, that's the only way I can come up with ideas! I'm not one to make them up myself but I'm an excellent copier ;-) So thank you!

Grant and Taryn Layton said...

I would never have thought you were bragging, and you do have SWEET sewing skills (no sarcasm at all). I am jealous of your skills :) I love the conversation heart pillows, SO cute!

Beth said...

I love your pillows! I think I will be making some of the gathered heart pillows because I loved it the most! You show off!! :)

Kinley said...

You are always clever and always cute! Way to go, and good tip with the pillow closure! Thanks!

Courtney said...

You rock! I never think you sound like you're bragging at all, just sharing your cute stuff. :)

Heidi said...

Those were so awesome! I say showcase your skills up!

Heidi said...

Those were so awesome! I say showcase your skills up!

Anonymous said...

I love your creativity! I was looking at your quiet book and found it on Pinterest, it's amazing! But I can't find it in your blog, do you still have your quiet book on your blog?