Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Last week Sherry from Young House Love announced she and three other lovely bloggers were going to be organizing a Pinterest challenge. As I've mentioned before, I'm a huge Pinterest fan, and I've also been lacking in the project idea department (and spare time department, but that's another story). I thought the challenge would be great motivation to work on something new.
The first step (and the most difficult) was to choose something I've pinned in the past that would make a fun project to put my own stamp on. Here is the pin I went with:
I looooove that plant frond pillow. It originally came from a blog post on Cottage and Vine. I thought I'd try and make something similar, but maybe give it more of a feathery spin. A feather pillow!
It just so happens I have a ridiculously large box of fabric I've been hanging onto for just such an occasion, and I lucked out and had a little bottle of white fabric paint left over from another project too. Perfect!
It's times like these I wish I had a screen printing kit, it took a while to paint. My hands are rusty.
I didn't really take many pictures along the way, because a) it's just a rectangular pillow, and b) my sewing abilities are atrocious. Let's just focus on the end product:
I was going to go back over all the strokes and try and get them super clean and thick, but after sleeping on it (ha, not actually) I'm okay with how it looks. All in all it was a a really fun project, and it felt good to get motivated. I still have a few runner-up pins that I might take a stab at re-creating, hopefully I don't wait until the next challenge to do it!
Be sure to check out Sherry's, Katie's, Emily's and Lana's projects. Thanks for organizing the challenge, ladies! Can't wait to see what everyone else came up with!