When I moved, I left my old couch behind and bought a new one upon arrival. I love it, but it's just a basic gray and knew it needed a pop of color. Throw pillows were definitely needed. I looked and looked for weeks and weeks, never quite finding pillows that suited my style and budget. That's when I realized that making pillows was well within my skill set. I could easily buy fabric that I loved and make my own pillows. I used this tutorial for DIY Envelope Pillows from The Happy Housie. So easy. Once you have all of the fabric and pillow forms, you can really make a throw pillow in minutes! I also kept an eye on the Joann's sales and was able to get all of my pillow forms for 40-50% off. If you happen to live near an IKEA, you can get pillow forms there for about $5. Since I wanted these pillows to be special and am often disappointed with the fabric selection at the big box commercial fabric stores, I ordered all fabric for these pillows from Fabric Worm. I'm partial to their Japanese Import Fabric section. I only used the "special" fabric for the front of the pillows and used coordinating prints that I had in my stash for the back of the pillows. In the very least, this cold weather has given me time to sew.
I love to make stuff (sewing, knitting, papercrafts, you name it, I'll try it), love accessories (necklaces, shoes, TOTE BAGS), animal prints, making elborate meals and all things miniature (you should see the mini book collection). I hate winter and the weather that comes with it, patchouli and bad chinese food. Here, I document my creative attempts at tutorials found around the blogosphere.