Happy Monday everyone! For those of you who follow my blog, you may have remembered that my living room has been a work in progress to get it from bachelorette pad status to where it is now, one of my favorite rooms in the house. The bench that Will built has finally been given its final touch with some DIY pillows (that are cat approved), plus a hanging planter with some succulents that I beg and pray to not die on me everyday. I have been wanting to make some pillows for the living room for some time now but have been putting it off like I do with most non-apperal projects! But when I saw this gorgeous print from April Rhodes’s new Wanderer collection from Art Gallery Fabrics I decided to get the pillow party started. I went with the Serape Dream and the Sacred Seeds Mojave (which at first I thought were little deer footprints but I am not realizing must be little seeds). Both these prints went really well with the grayish-blue fabric that I used for the bench cushion and also with the two bird pillows I have from Lowe’s of all places (you can find similar ones here and here). I never blogged about the bench cushion but if you follow me on Instagram than you may remember this picture:
The living room was definitely getting a “greenish-blue” vibe between the wall color, the sofa, and now the bench cushion. So these pillows added some nice accent of pinks and oranges. Which was also perfect since we are currently housing Will’s sisters orange lounge chair in front of the window. I loved the Serape Dream fabric so much that I also recently bought the similar knit fabric so I can make a maxi dress and sit next to my pillows and blend in. All as one. Think: bathroom wallpaper scene from the movie Garden State. What Zach Braff thinks is humor, I aspire to create. 🙂
To make these pillows I used a very simple technique that you can find in about 100 different places online if you do a search for “DIY invisible zipper pillows.” Some of my favorite tutorials include:
here is a video tutorial on installing invisible zippers from Coletterie. com
That’s all my pillow talk for now. It’s back to the sewing machine for me today so stay tuned for a few new maxi dresses, a crop top, and few new peplums coming soon! Can’t wait to share those new patterns with you all soon!