I love pillow covers. They change a room dramatically for very little cost. And, they change the mood of the room....it's so easy to have a totally different feel with just a simple pillow cover!
I decided to try my hand at making pillows from canvas drop cloth. I purchased a lenght 4' wide and 15' long. Plenty to make some pillow covers.
I found some French-inspired images from my favorite lady--The Graphics Fairy.
And I used my transfer paper to apply them to the pillow form.
|A dear reader just sent me the translation to this pillow: Hi, I live in Montréal, Québec. I came across your “chocolate pillow” and here is the translation for you:|
Chocolat (Chocolate), Cacao (Cocoa), Dragées (We use this word for two things, but I believe that it is the almonds that are coated with a colored sugar candy which are immensely popular in French Europe and the other is the little silver balls that you put on cookies or cakes), Confiserie (candy shop)
SENEZ-STURBELLE (Senez-Sturbelle was a Belgium company. I know they were around at the turn of the 20th century up until the 1950s. I know for a fact that they are no longer in business)
Gros : (Head office/Wholesaler)
Rue Vanschoor 55-57, Schaerbeek. (This was the address ~ rue = street)
Maisons de détail : (Shops)
Bruxelles : Rue Neuve No. 161
Anvers : Place de Meir No. 84I picked images that appealed to me....one with a little bit of color, but the rest black and white. This pillow has a lovely "chocolate" theme. What's not to like about that???
I followed the tutorial to make envelope pillows from the lovelies at Lemon Tree Creations. So easy! And all straight seems! I can totally do these. Totally.
My husband asked me what this meant...I have no idea...but isn't it great nonetheless?
Anyone have a translation for my chocolate pillow? I love it!
Here's all my lovely pillows in a row. The transfer paper instructions suggested washing after applying to create a "softer" look. Of course, I didn't have the patience for that! I did try to cut around the image as close as possible, to avoid transfer paper lines. It worked pretty well. Don't look too close!
A weather vane! Ours needs to point to warmer weather! We just got another foot of snow! Grrrrrrrr.
Remember my no-paint kitchen subway art made from a dish towel? Well, I had a leftover piece and I hemmed the raw edge and made a handy little dish rag!
Let's not waste things, right?