Thursday, March 10, 2011

Aww Ruffles!!!

I've been super busy lately with trying to get caught up on sewing, cleaning and making the family happy.  Sometimes it gets a little overwhelming trying to get it all done.  To a fault I have always been a last minute person.  Good thing I work under pressure.  Dianna is having a photo shoot of some of our things for a new website she is starting.  So lately I've been concentrating on more feminine things for my part.  I love the feel of frenchy white linens and old books.  I want so bad to redo my entire home in this look but probably by the time I get it all done the look will be out.  Ha !!  Almost everything I do make I sell.  I have been promising myself that I am going to concentrate on my own home soon.

Here's a little pillow and book I whipped up yesterday.  Ruffles out of vintage linens always makes me happy.  The pillow took some time though.  I think next time I'll make bigger ruffles so I have to make less of them.  I want to buy a ruffler attachment for my machine but every time I go to buy one they are out. Ugh always something. 



I think I have eight rows of ruffles which makes this pillow super fluffy.  It is also a slip with a feather insert which makes it even more yummy.  The little book is just two old thrift store book that I tore the covers off of.  I wrapped it up with old seam binding, made little fabric flowers, netting and crystals left over from Em's wedding.

Since it was old linen I really didn't cut the fabric much just measured and ripped.  (Yes I need to buy a sewing measure tape)  Ruffled then pinned each layer on.  I chose to pin and then sew each layer. I think it's easier this way I always have a problem with pins falling out it  when I try to pin all the layers on.


Can't tell you enough how good this pillow feels?  Does that sound weird?  Not like it's a living thing or is it?  The ole girl does have alot of personality and I definitely can relate to her fluffiness.

14 comments:

  1. I love ruffles, too. I have been so tempted to order the ruffles shower curtain from Anthropologie and the ruffled tablecloth from Pompom Interiors. :D

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  3. So nice, you did an excellent job!

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  4. I seriously have ruffle-itis but I'm trying to practice restraint lol. Your pillow is so pretty and I love your book stack.

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  5. That is a beautiful, beautiful pillow...and I love your little books! You are a talented gal!;>) Hugs-Diana

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  6. I really think you can't have too many ruffles! Love the pillow!

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  7. The pillow is so pretty! I so wish I could sew!

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  8. your pillow is gorgeous! I love all the ruffles.

    Kathy

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  9. Hey there thanks for commenting on my blog, Love yours I am now following you look forward to reading your blog and getting to know you Have a great weekend

    Pattie

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  10. she looks so pretty and I agree I bet she would be comfy and fun to lean against! :) Great job - I found you through restore interiors - I would love if you would link this up to Saturday Spotlight - greendoordesigns.blogspot.com

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  11. I love your ruffled pillow and sweet book stack.
    What could be prettier.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  12. I absolutely love this pillow and the Union Jack! Well done.

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  13. Ruffle-icious!

    Hi Kim!

    Great post.
    I just passed a Stylish Blog Award on to you this evening on my blog. Please stop by soon and take it and share it as well!
    Thanks,
    Alison

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  14. Beautiful! I'm so excited to find you. It's nice to find other Oklahoma bloggers. :)

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