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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Thrifty Thursday.....my own designer pillow on the cheap!

Joining in on Thrifty Thursday again.
Thank you to Leigh at http://lbratina.blogspot.com/
for playing hostess to us all.
Be sure and check out her fun blog and see who else is joining in today.

Well while my computer was in the son's shop getting worked on for several days then I had time to work on some projects.
I had seen someone a while ago making designer pillows on Etsy using mother of
pearl buttons sewn on a pillow in a fleur de lis pattern in the center.
I loved the idea !
But was not going to pay the like $95 dollars for one from her when I have a large large stash
of pearl buttons of my own.

So I found this faux suede pillow for $2.99 at ROSS.
Came home and cut open the stitched end , where they stuffed it, so I could reach inside and sew
on buttons from the inside.


I drew on a fleur de lis pattern with a fabric marker.
Then I began the sewing process using various sizes of old mother
of pearl buttons.
And here it is on the bed.
I decided not to fill it in but just to outline it
and it was appropriate too for the outcome of the Superbowl, bravo Saints!

7 comments:

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

I just bought a faux suede pillow too...for four dollars...and I plan to do some applique to it...but I do love what you did here with the buttons...

thanks for sharing...
this is my first stop to your site, I believe..i will poke around some more

ciao

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

your table scape was lovely....so, miss royal touch...
i am happy to say that I am your newest follower!

come by and see me too sometime...I'll leave my 'screen' door open for you!

ciao

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Another great job well done Linda...You are so clever girl...How your booth going...hope its doing well my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

artis1111 said...

Great idea!! I do love to find a bargin and then tweek it. Kathy

Mimi said...

♥ your fleur de lis pillow!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

love it - you did good! :)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I LOVE this pillow!!!!! It is gorgeous!!!
Thanks for linking up to Tales from Bloggeritaville.

Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com