Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Pretty Lil' Pillows

Well, this was my project for the last couple of days(along with peddlin' flowers and working on some orders). These are a few of the pillows I made for the "ART IN THE ALLEY" festival this weekend - held locally. It is such a wonderful event - so many gifted artisans there - which I do NOT consider myself - so I'm tickled to even be in their company. I'm so looking forward to having a wonderful time mingling with all the people who come from all over to walk up and down the alley in our beautiful historic town. If anyone is close, please come, you'll love it. Live music, delicious food and great finds.

I'm really trying hard to get lots of goodies made up - simply not enough hours in the day - but I thought I'd share a picture or two with you of this fun and easy project.

Simple instructions:
*Paint on a piece of canvas in a size that compliments your pillow - I actually used napkins - so there was hardly any measuring or cutting at all.
*Sew on machine or hand stitch canvas to front side of pillow
*Add buttons or any other type of embellishment you like
*Sew two sides together - I didn't turn mine inside out because I liked the frayed edges of the napkins
*Stuff and hand stitch opening left for filling
*I added a grosgrain bow because I just looooove ribbon - but you don't have to use a thing.

Fun, easy and oh so cute - perfect on a porch swing - or as an accent pillow anywhere. You could paint a monogram on the canvas or how cute would it be to put a baby's name, birth date and all those memorable details on there. It would be the perfect gift in colors to match a nursery.

Happy Creating friends!!!
Cathy Cobblestone


Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Let me just say, the pillows are beyond cute. I love the napkin idea. The bow just adds so much to the pillow. I thank you for sharing your idea. I will put it on the to do list. I do wish that I lived closer. By the way, I am looking forward to making more clips.

Primgal55 said...

You are so creative - they are adorable!! I like how they look alll grouped together like that.

I won a give away - stop over and see my treasure! hugs, Linda

CathyJean said...

Your pillows are sooo very cute!! Thanks for sharing the instructions for your wonderful creation.
And your painting for really good! I think you your are very gifted!!
(someday I hope I will be able to visit your shop - until then I always enjoy "visiting you" here.)

GardenGoose said...

love them! so cute!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Your pillows are really cute!! And yes you should consider yourself one of "the artisans"..:o)

Beverly said...

Cathy, what a lovely blog you have! Thanks for your comment about my etsy...I thought I would check you out.....just lovely!! The pillows are great and love the boots with the mini roses.

Cheryl said...

too cute!! I think I could even do that!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello, I found you site via Cherry Hill Cottage and let me say you are one talented lady. Your canvas paintings are absolutely beautiful and the bows on the pillow just scream CUTE!

Have a great day.


This Country Girl said...


Those pillows are so cute! I bet they would really sell! I especially like the beehive one!


Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Cathy!

Those pillows are adorable!!! Love everything that you do....when does your catalog come out ; )?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Think of you often dear!


Nancy said...

this is the cutest pillows!!!! do you have any left to sell? I would like to buy some. Nancy

Sandy said...

Hi, I really love this project. I can't seem to find any napkins like the ones you used. I would love to know where you found them. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Hi Sandy, to be honest - I can't remember where I bought the napkins - I have had them for a while - I'm sure you could find some with the fringe maybe at a linen store or even wal-mart. If you have any other questions, just e-mail me and I'll be happy to help you out. Good luck with your project - it is a lot of fun! Blessings to ya. Cathy

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Are you kidding? You are one of the most talented folks I know. You can make a beautiful garden in places I never even thought of. Your work amazes me! I am inspired every time I visit and find myself out in the garden for days!


Elizabeth & Gary said...

I love your pillows and Cobblestone Farms!. I have enjoyed very much reading your blogs. My husband and I are in the process of starting our blog and would like to list you as one of our favorites if thats o.k. with you.
enjoy your day,

Cathy Cobblestone said...

To Elizabeth and Gary - thanks so much for stopping by - and of course, you can add me to your favorites - I would be honored. I'll be checking in with you often - you'll love blogging - so many wonderful people to meet out there! Blessings to ya! Cathy