Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Little Bit of Fall at the Farmhouse

Happy Wednesday everybody!

I'm a sucker for Sunflowers, so I couldn't resist this sparkley Sunflower made of tin. It's blooming right in front of the stepping stone my daughter made for us.

Monday, while off work for Labor Day, I made pillows for the chairs on our front porch. The fabric came from repurposed curtains I bought at a thrift shop a couple of years ago. The sunflower fabric curtains would have been cute in my sewing room, but I needed curtains for 2 sets of windows and had only one curtain. The striped fabric came from heavy lined drapes and is the brand name "Waverly". I was able to use the lining as the back of the pillows. I stuffed the inside of the pillows with thrift store pillows also, along with some polyfil stuffing I have had forever. So these pillows were very, very low cost. This is a good thing because I don't need to worry about how the weather affects them. When they start looking bad... out they go!

I made six pillows in a just a couple of hours. AAAHHH! Instant sewing gratification. After working on the slow process of quilting, its nice to have some finished projects


Pen Pen said...

Gorgeous, girl! I have some repurposed curtains I bought to "make" my pillows for some pillow covers I bought. To buy the pillow forms costs too much, and I can make them so much cheaper!!! Your sunflower is pretty and everything is so neat and clean at the farmhouse. Now, you need a pretty sunflower wreath for your front door! :o)

Granny J said...

I love sunflowers. Your pillows look great. It's the quick and easy sewing projects that make up for the long hours spent quilting isn't it?

I often buy brand new shower curtains at Goodwill for $1.99 and the material makes great pillow covers.

Denise said...

That front porch looks like a great place to sit and enjoy a tall glass of Sweet Tea, the pillows will make it even more comfy.

I'm a little envious of your beautiful porch, please forgive me, LOL.

Anonymous said...

Good job, Girl!! They are just perfect!


Lyn said...

You did a great job on the pillows, Debbie. They are bright and sunny. Love your sunflower in the garden too. Your yard and garden has transformed from when you first bought the home in such a short time.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Debbie,
How beautiful. I could just sit down there and chat with you all day. :)

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