It's been a month or so since I have sewed anything, but today was the day I randomly decided to make a red pillow. Just a red pillow was all I was going to make. A simple red pillow for the couch. I made the simple red pillow (well, actually there is some blue and cream ticking fabric on the back half of the envelope closure, because I ran out of red), plunked it on the couch and BOOOORING!!!
I couldn't just look at that sad, plain pillow day after day. I decided I would add something to the front... a vintage feed sack piece was going to be just the thing it needed, until I remembered I had some small vintage state pennants I had yet to figure out what do with. Bye bye feed sack, hello vintage pennants! Here's how it turned out...
The cities and states on the pillow have particular meaning:
- Chicago, IL - where I am from and met my husband
- Phoenix, AZ - where we were married and also is where my mom lives
- San Francisco, CA - where my husband lived for a year, my Grandpa lived during his golden years, and where my husband and I took our last vacation as just a married couple and not parents (haha!)
I'm not a particularly great sewer, I haven't mastered much beyond a pillow, but what I love about sewing itself, is the creation of something so unique, so "you"... the antithesis of a mass produced object! It's those unique touches and creations that really make a house a home.