Friday, July 1, 2011

Bed Pillow Saga

So, I made these pillows to go on our bed. Only, I made them in TN...where I was far away from my bed...where I forgot that we took our heavy bedspread off the bed for the summer, and now have a dark blue blanket showing. So they don't really match much, except with our large decorative pillows.

So I made this dark blue pillow...which is really cute, and matches the blanket really well...but the pillows not so much. I didn't realize that the white would clash so badly.
Not wanting to waste or ruin that pillow, I made an envelope case for it out of this material...I'm not sure what it is (if someone wants to tell me, that would be great). I was really proud of myself for getting the dimensions just right for the pillow I'd already made. The only hiccup was that I mean for the small flap to overlap on top...oh well.
I got this material as a remnant that was on a smokin' sale at JoAnn's (for less than $2). I had plenty leftover to make second pillow, and still have some left.
I really love how they turned out. But here's the thing...
they actually go with the green pillows pretty well.
So...I decided to not care that the green pillows don't match the blue blanket, and put all the pillows on the bed. This wasn't an easy mom raised me to make things match!But I made all these pillows...and I love them...and I want to see them...even if everything won't really match until fall when we put the bedspread back on. Also, I just want to be done with making pillows for a little while.

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Red Rose Alley said...

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~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Restore and Renew said...

Great pillows, I am following you and will be back to take a really good look at all your projects.

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

Your pillows are so cute! Way of overcome an obstacle and make something even better then you planned. Good for you!

Carissa said...

I really like that white material. Very pretty!

Betty said...

The trend these days is NOT to match, so I think it looks nice!