Thursday, July 7, 2011

Christmas Through the Year

Yay!  I've finished my July contribution to Christmas Through the Year already! Woot Woot!

Way back in January my DD and I stopped into a newish store in Columbus called Sew to Speak to look for some fabric to cover a couple of throw pillows.  She had a hard time deciding because they had so many pretty choices, but she saw this cheerful Alexander print and fell in love with it -- so 70s, isn't it!  She didn't think she could afford the fabric and the pillows, too, so we just left empty-handed.  She was a little bummed, but hopeful she would find something she would like at Target or Ikea or someplace else.  Well, she got busy in preparation for her trip and upcoming classes, and forgot about throw pillows.

So, while she was in Europe, I picked up 2 half-yards, and then I picked up a couple of 18" throw pillows.  After removing the covers, I set about covering the stuffing with some muslin.  Then did a simple box cover and voila....she now has some pretty cool pillows for her new-to-her black leather sofa.  I'm not sure I can wait to give these to her for Christmas, but I'm going to try....Now to find some yellow fabric to make into a throw for her, too.  So Groovy ;)


If you haven't been following Allie, you should hop on over and check her site.  It's not too late to jump into her Christmas through the Year project.  There's  no pressure to finish a project every month and that works great for me, plus there are prizes every month.  How cool is that!  

7 comments:

  1. Those are so gorgeous - what a beautiful fabric! They'll look GREAT on a black couch. I haven't even thought about my project yet, and here you are already done - good job!

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  2. Allie, I've had this on my mind for a long time. Got a project done last month, but packed it away before taking pix, so I didn't make that mistake again with this one ;) I Love the fabric, too. So crisp and fresh looking...wish I'd bought more of it while I had the chance.

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  3. I hate thinking about Christmas before Thanksgiving. It makes me ache, and feel cold and I'm sooooooooooo enjoying the warmth of summer; but.........I LOVE your pillows, your DD will be thrilled.

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  4. Those pillows are wonderful!!! Isn't it fun having gifts done ahead? Great job.

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  5. The fabric is so pretty. I love the touch of black. The cushions look wonderful.

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  6. Fantastic pillows, fantastic fabric! Great job!Hugs, Mickie

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  7. i love the cushions,well done

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