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Monday, February 11, 2013
Pillows and more pillows
There it is. Don't let it go to your head.
And with so much uninterrupted time on my hands, it's been a glorious weekend at the sewing machine. My main project can't be mentioned yet because it's a surprise. Check back in a few months, though, and I'll be sure to post some pictures.
The latest project? Pillows. There's something about little kids and pillows. I'm not sure why I try to keep them on the sofa because they always seem to be on the floor. I might as well start a new decorating style by keeping piles of pillows in the middle of the floor. If it catches on it might just replace the traditional coffee table. Although I wouldn't suggest placing your coffee on it. Arranged just right, however, they make a great fort for reading the traditional coffee table books. You might also be able to enjoy a nice steaming mug of your favorite winter drink at the same time.
So despite the fact that I fight an endless war of trying to keep the pillows off the floor, I'm willing to add to the kids' obsession. Pillows are quite fun to make. When I saw an idea to use mens' shirts to make a pillow, I was definitely game to try. The minute I saw one of the the Good Doctor's shirts come through the laundry with the slightest sign of wear around the collar, I nabbed it for my prototype. It may not exactly be cleaning out the sewing closet but the shirt was sitting on my sewing chair for a while so does that count?
It couldn't have been any easier so I was in a quest to find the next on-it's-way-out shirt and it didn't take long.
Now we have two fun shirt pillows.
Excuse me, Good Doctor, but that shirt you're wearing looks a little frayed around the collar. Don't you think?