Wednesday, December 16, 2009

White Wednesday-Another Simple Project

Several months ago, my sweet and clever friend and biz partner, Isabel, posted a tutorial on making easy pillows out of button front shirts. You can see that post here. Last week while out thrifting, I came across this little shirt. White, lace, buttons. Too small for me to wear, but...ah ha! It would make an adorable little pillow and I had recently bought a feather pillow form that would work perfectly.
This project was so easy and took less than 30 minutes to complete. If you have been reading my blog for while, you know I love me some easy projects. I am all about the instant gratification. Probably one of the reasons I stopped making quilts. Took too long. I will make quilted pillows which can be completed a lot quicker. But these shirt pillows take the cake for a cute, and quick project. Now that I made one, I will definitely be on the look out for some more shirts that can be made into pillows.

I had hoped to show you pictures of my completed holiday decorating, but unfortunately I'm still not finished. The tree is mostly done, just a few more things to put on.

I just noticed that I have reached 100 people who have signed on to follow my blog. Wow! I'm so touched that you all care enough to stop by on a regular basis to see what I've been doing. Thank you so much! I'll be back soon with those holiday pics I keep promising. Until then, I hope you are all having a great week!


Sheila said...

Well aren't we the creative one? I love it... just way to clever as always. I hope you have an awesome day!


stefanie said...

I love that pillow!!!!

Queenplinker said...


Mia's Cottage said...

very cute!very creative!

Journal Swag said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE it!! So very pretty!


Lori said...

get OUT of here!!! that is the cutest pillow ever...i know what i will be on the lookout for now when i go to the thrift store...

Six divided by two..... said...

Super cute!!! I wish I could sew.. this makes me want to learn.

Patina said...

The pillow turned out soo... cute!
Great idea!

The Feathered Nest said...

Lisa I just LOVE THIS!! Makes me want to raid my closet...which I think I just might now ~ I love it when easy is gorgeous, xxoo, Dawn

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

That is just the neatest pillow. BRAVO for your easy design!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Miss Rhea said...

Love it. Looking around in my closet for something to sew together right now :)

Diane said...

I just ran across your blog--I love your style!! Diane

Honey said...

I love that idea for the dress shirt turned pillow. It looks so simple and easy to do. Thanks for the inspiration.

Timi said...

Stinkin cute! I might even beable to do that.
Happy Holidays

Sheila said...

That is very creative and easy peasy.. I will look for shirts like this as well now. WOW

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Perfectly adorable.....I love this idea!

Warm blessings,

Mitzi Curi said...

Wow, I agree that your project takes the cake! I need to get sewing. I have about 14 pillow forms and all sorts of little blouses and miscellaneous vintage fabrics. Thanks for the inspiration!

white o'morn cottage said...

That's fabulous! You have inspired me. I am going to browse my collection of shirts for the perfect one. thanks. Have a lovely Christmas. ...Pam

The Flying Bee said...

I love the pillow!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

That is really cute and clever! I will definitely be on the lookout for cute shirts like that on my Goodwill jaunts now!
Thanks for sharing!

mimi charmante said...

This is brilliant - just like you! I have missed you and hope that we see more of each other in the new year. Have a wonderful Christmas my friend,

Barbara Jean said...

Sweet and Easy!!

Beautiful blog.


barbara jean

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