Saturday, October 1, 2011

Welcome October With Some Pillow Talk!

This month has always been one of my favorites. So many important events for myself and family have taken place in October. So this time of year holds special memories.
Along with finally enjoying some cooler days, I love to create, as a new burst of energy happens when the thermometer drops. When I don't have a paint brush in my hand, I keep busy with other lap projects that are so much fun.

Recently, I have been crazy for embellishing pillows to decorate my Autumn cottage. I found seasonal kitchen towels from the dollar store and teamed them with vintage buttons, trims and vintage lace to create some custom pillows for my guest room, dining room and outdoor sofa.

This duo was embellished from found dollar store pillows by adding vintage buttons, lace, and trims.

With cotton Fall dish towels, I created another stripe and leaves pillow with a crocheted doily and vintage button with bottom fringe!

This pumpkin towel was also fun to create another pillow, again using vintage trims.

See how it looks on the guestroom bed~ So Autumn cozy!

Here's another pillow on a comfy chair, made from an old dress collar and vintage coat button pulled tight in the center. I love the muted colors in the fabric of the pillow.

This one was so fun to create for our patio sofa, taking a cotton with crocheted edge doily and I stenciled a rose in the center with my paints using a fabric medium for softness. To the edge, I added two end trims using vintage crocheted lace from an old worn out table runner.

For each side of the rose pillow, I embellished two quilted rust pillows using two crocheted doilies with the same pattern but different shapes and added two vintage coat buttons to the center. It makes a cozy spot on the patio sofa to enjoy the season. I also changed my sofa wrap with another quilt with colors of Autumn. With each change of season I love to wrap my sofa in a different quilt.

I hope you are greeting this month with renewed energy and Fall memories.
Have a wonderful Fall Day!

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