My newest DIY-- a flower pillow. The yellow fabric is actually a vintage dress that I bought for 4$ from an antique store in my town. It was one of those shift dresses from the 70s that women wore around the house. I'd been looking for a yellow dress for a while, but when I brought it home, my mom told me that it was hideous. (Ouch!) So then I tried to fix it and make it more flattering. But I just cut too much and accidentally ruined it. But now it is a pillow. All is well.
Close-up. The granny square blanket is another antique store purchase for 6$!
To make the flower pillow:
Take some squares of fabric and iron the sides in until they form a geometric-angular-circular thing. Then just layer them up until you are satisfied. After that, I just took my sewing machine and sewed in a swirl until the fabric was secure.
Speaking of sewing, check out the sewing machine my mom gave me for graduation. It is so cool. I have sewn some hems with flower patterns and little alligator patterns. It also threads itself!
A view of the little flowers before I stitched on them. Also, I am starting a link exchange if you want to be linked up on my blog, I'll trade you for a link on yours! Just shoot me a comment. :)