Monday, January 24, 2011

Floor Pillows

My kids received these pillows a few years ago, they were Christmas gifts if I remember correctly.  They have been dearly loved, carried all over the house, stomped on, squished, slept on, etc.  I pick them up from time to time and think too bad the print isn’t cuter.  Well, today as I was pleading with my three year old to let me down size the number of stuffed animals (or “friends” as she calls them) that are currently occupying a huge space in her room, it occurred to me that I can change the fabric.  How have I not thought about this before??  I mean seriously, I can only take forest green and bears for so long.  What was the solution?  New fabric of course!

I changed them to simple rectangular floor pillows, no more of those funky cylindrical things.  It was so easy to do, took about 5 minutes to sew both of them.  Longer to get those teeny, tiny, itty bitty little Styrofoam
granules into the new pillows…so messy!
If you are interested in making your own, all you need is a piece of 20″ fabric.  Fold it in half, right sides together.  Sew all sides with a 1/2″ seam allowance, leaving a 4-5″ opening.  Press, clip corners, turn right side out.  Press again.  Sew a half inch seam all the way around, except for the spot where you have left your opening, don’t sew that until after you have stuffed it!  So go ahead and fill it with whatever you are using to stuff it.  I filled mine about 1/2-2/3 full.  Sew the opening closed.  All finished!
My kids love them, they have carried them from room to room.  I love floor pillows.  I love cute fabric.  It makes me happy.  Anything to brighten one’s day, right?!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Still here!

So…yeah after a really long break, just wanted to let you know that I am still here!  We’ve been sick and we’ve also enjoyed lots of snow.  I have been in a real crafting/sewing rut.  Just a little discouraged lately.  I will have things to share with you soon, I promise!