(A while back, I blogged about my room makeover, here is my latest project.)
Mmmmm. One of the best places in the world. Or my world at least. The newest addition to my room is that big old owl right in the middle. And when I say big old owl, I mean old. The pillow inside of the owl I made is actually from when I was thirteen-- ten years ago. I'm usually not one for throwing things away, I do have some hoarding tendencies, (I think all crafters do, really) but I couldn't bring myself to get rid of the best and comfiest pillow I own. so I just recovered it. In an owl. :)
Because I was just recovering an old pillow, I didn't have a pattern or anything. If you have a large pillow that you want to cover, you just need to measure out your pillow, allow some room for seam allowances, and then just cut out some shapes, stitch them together, and stuff your pillow into it.
I pinned the fabric shapes to the base fabric, and then used the blanket stitch setting on my sewing machine to stitch it all together.
I bought the fabric remnants at my local antique shop, Salvage Sisters. If you are ever in the Indianapolis area, I definitely recommend this shop. :)
Side view-- corduroy remnants.
The doll on the left is actually my first doll ever, her name is "Baby". Creative, I know. Most of my friends are creeped out by her. I mean, I couldn't imagine why with those natural dread locks and all. ;)
PS: And speaking of owls, I saw a gigantic barred owl on Sunday when I came back to my house from a run. It was sitting up in a huge sycamore tree on our land... Those creatures are just plain regal. I tried to get a photo, but he swooped away right when I got out the camera. There are also rumors of an eagle roaming around these parts of central Indiana-- a few weeks ago I saw this HUGE dark bird sitting in a tree on my run route. (What is it about my runs and these birds lately?) A farmer in the area also reported that he saw an eagle... (A BALD eagle. A female.) (!!!) :)
PPS: Go check out my post on Shrimp and Salad Circus on photography tips! :)