Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Life's The Berries!

Here is the latest creation from Cove Cottage Farm!
I had so much fun creating this pillow cover!
What started out as a new way of printing images on fabric
from your own computer and printer,
to this Country Cottage Garden inspired pillow was a bit of a journey!
First I made a couple of prints using this tutorial curtesy of
Sandy Babb @ Quill Cottage.

I was all excited thinking I would use them to embellish an apron!
Then, I got to thinking, that isn't going to work because you cannot
wash the printed fabric pieces. They are not color fast. :~{
So, I thought and thought until my head hurt! I went through
my stash of *stuff* and found a couple of pillow forms
and decided to give it a try!
I love how it turned out ~ the vintage rick-rack and buttons,
from Grandmother's Button Tin ~ the country style ticking and
generous muslin ruffle!
And I was not even discouraged when I showed it to my dear
Gentleman Farmer and he says,
"But won't it be uncomfortable to put your face on those buttons?"
He's such a man!
"It's just for 'pretty', darling."

Still, for me ~
Life's The Berries!
(can be found in my Etsy Store)


Anonymous said...

Just adorable! You are "sew" talented! *Ü*
Wishing you a blessed evening friend! ♥

Sharon said...

Oh Raeann! I LOVE it! It's so charming. How cute of the Gentleman Farmer to say :)

Have a glorious day!


Nadine said...

My hubby is the same way about my decorative pillows! :)


Anonymous said...

Raeann, these are just lovely!!! Absolutely lovely!!!

Thank you for sharing such a lovely sewing project :)



American Home said...

Very precious. We love all of your ideas and spend as much time as we can visiting your blog.
God Bless,

Michelle Palmer said...

Your work is so beautiful! Yes, an apron with these would be gorgeous! Clothes pin bag, too... but then again, I have something for clothespins! ha! ha!
Hope your weekend is sunny and sweet!

The B's said...

That's the cutest pillow I've ever seen! I want to buy it! =D

Laura said...

Good Morning!
I just found your blog...I love it! These pillows are so adorable.
I will be back!