04 February 2011
Made: Custom Pillow Cases
So I've been looking for some bold, graphic elements to add to the bedroom, and bed linens seemed like a good place to start. But I already had a white duvet cover and brown quilt from the last version of our bedroom, and I didn't want to spend a lot of money on bedding. So it was time for some sewing.
I had some green velveteen from a recent trip to Fabric Depot to cover our "reading" pillows. And I was hoping to find something bold, graphic/geometric, with some ochre yellow and mossy green to cover our sleeping pillows. I didn't have a lot of time to shop so I made a quick trip to my closest, favorite fabric store--Cool Cottons on Hawthorne, for you local readers. I'm constantly amazed how this little store has such a fabulous collection of fabric. Despite the fabulous collection of fabric, I didn't really find what I was looking for. But I did find this.
I fell in love with Alexander Henry Matisse "Joy of Life" fabric. It's bold. It has mossy green and ochre yellow in it. And brown. And red and grey and pink and turquoise.
I brought it home and followed a tutorial for sewing a pillowcase. The Hot Dog Pillow Case to be exact. And let's just admit that's an embarrassing name worth a few snickers. I'll wait a bit for you to quit snickering. It's a terrible name but a great way to make a pillow case.
Now the pillows are finished and on our bed and I'll have to admit, I'm not in love with them. They seem a little too busy and maybe too colorful for me. So I'm putting it out there for you all. What do you think? Thumbs up or thumbs down? Should they stay or should they go? Please comment below!
This picture is a quick, low light shot from earlier this week. I'm hoping to get some good photos of the room this weekend during daylight to post. Unfortunately this morning I brought a sick little girl into bed with me and she promptly puked all over the bed linens. And so the bed linens are in the wash, the Sprout is sick and sad, and I have bigger concerns than styling a "photo shoot". If you are a pray-er, your prayer for her body to heal itself quickly would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.