Thursday, January 10, 2013

Hand Painted Poppy Pillow

Posted by Paulette

It's been a while since I started noticing staining on the pillow covers in the living room. I love the covers I've sewn, but the stains just won't come out, and the repair job on one of them isn't very attractive. It's time for new covers.

 I hate buying fabrics full price. Usually I find something to make over from the thrift store. I love to find a curtain, because it's usually a few yards of fabric for just a few dollars. 

 Home decorator fabrics are so expensive! I could use a coupon, or I could design my own. I've kept the scraps of canvas drop cloth left over from making slipcovers for the couch and loveseat. There really isn't much left, but I've managed to get a couple of projects out of it. 

One of my favorite bloggers, Lucy at Craftberry Bush, painted some really cute totes this year. She painted directly onto the fabric with acrylics. ( I LOVE her blog. There's so many inspiring things that she makes.) I decided to give it a try. I started out with a picture, and using graphite paper, transferred the image onto my canvas, then I painted away. I soon learned that I couldn't use too much water, or it would bleed the color outside the lines.

 Once the paint was dry, I made some welting with some red and white ticking and sewed the pillow cover. I love how it turned out, and will certainly be making more. 

I love this red throw. I found it at Goodwill on a half price Saturday just before Christmas, for $4.  It's so cozy, and adds a great pop of color. So I paid $2. I adore a bargain.

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    Craftberry Bush
 Jennifer Rizzo 
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1 comment:

  1. awww...Paulette, what a beautiful pillow. I love how it turned out and I am so honoured that you took the time to mention me. Thank you so much.
    You are very talented....keep in touch...xo