So Sew Word of the Week: Juxtaposition
I set up my sewing machine this week! I’m so excited that it now has a permanent spot in a well-lit room; a luxury I’ve always wanted but haven’t had. So, yesterday afternoon I busted out my fabric, rotary cutter & recovered a pillow that I covered a couple years ago. Here’s what it looked like before:
The pillow was looking incredibly ratty. I’m not so sure the fabric was meant to be used for a pillow. In fact, I’m not quite sure what that fabric was meant to be used on, it has torn & worn down so quickly. It looks pretty ratty on our couch & it’s time to recover it. Gosh, it’s time to recover all of the pillows on our couch.
I’ve had this ruffle fabric for a while & I’ve had a hard time thinking about what to do with it with my belly bump & all. It would make an adorable skirt, so perhaps after this baby comes & my baby bump goes away I’ll get around to making one. For now, I think it’ll work spectacularly on a pillow. I’ve also been thinking loads about the color gold, especially since two of my friends (Susan & Annie) are currently obsessed with gold leather. I sort of giggled when I found this gold fabric in my stash. It’s gold silkscreened brocade. Perfect right? I think it goes smashingly with my angel lamp.
When constructing the pillow, I wanted to do something a tad different with the ruffles, so I cut the fabric on the bias. I love what it does for the pillow! I also love the contrast of the matted ruffles & shiny print. I think this pillow will prove to be the inspiration for decorating the rest my living room. We’ll see. I am pretty anxious to get the house settled & together.