Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Perfect Pillow


Around Christmas Time I saw the perfect pillow. It was to me just a lovely decoration that would go so wonderful on my favorite chair that I like to snuggle up and watch movies in.....But it was Christmas time and I had gotten a flood of catalogs in from way to expensive retailors. I really hate getting all those catalogs in I find they just make you want to buy stuff....So I ripped out the picture and tucked it away and got rid of those catalogs.I like to think that God has blessed me with a great sense of creativity and I thought to myself I could definitely knock this off!!
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The other day when I was picking up some odds and ends at Target I was casually walking by a 4 pack of cream colored napkins on clearance for 1.74$ (all right you caught me I was sticking my nose in the clearance section no where near the laundry detergent I have a tendency to get distracted hehehe)when the light bulb came on and I knew it was time to make the pillow!!
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Here is how I did it!!
I ironed the napkin to get it really flat...
Then I drew out the shape of the bird with a Sharpie on a thick piece of art paper...
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I then placed the paper under the napkin and lightly traced the image I drew with a pencil. I then went ahead and painted all the color onto the picture.
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I then added the black highlights!!
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And there you have it the perfect pillow. I used an exsisting pillow I had for the insert and I used a piece of scrap brown corduroy that I also had on hand for the backing. My chair is red corduroy so I thought this would look good with it. I don't know about you but I think the bird I painted looks much more friendlier than the retail scandle above!! So the pillow cost like .44cents to make. And now I have 3 more blank canvas's or pillows waiting to be painted in the future should the inspiration occur!!

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Have A Blessed Day ~Love Heather

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
2 Peter 1:3-4


11 comments:

  1. WOW!!! Heather, You are so talented!!! Your pillow is 10,000 times prettier than the retail one! What a great job you did!!

    Love, Heather

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  2. Woman, you never cease to amaze me with what you are able to do! The Lord surely has blessed you with many, many talents. You draw beautifully! How wonderful it is to be able to make something yourself, something unique, something that will now have a story, a meaning, a history, instead of buying it off a shelf from a store, one of many of the same store throughout the country that have hundreds of the same product... no originality. I hope I'm making sense : )~

    Enjoy your lovely pillow on your cozy chair, reading a delightful book or watching an enchanting movie.

    Blessings,

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  3. Dear Heather,

    Great job, Heather! That's using elegant economy, if anything is :) . I have a rooster to go with your pillow, if you want him (Of course he's buff, not white, but you wouldn't mind, would you?) :) .

    Love,

    Marqueta

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  4. Ok, Heather~
    It's time for you to open an Etsy store! He is perfectly adorable!
    Blessings!

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  5. Dear Friend,

    The pillow is just beautiful! And it looks so nice in your lovely red chair :)

    You are an inspiration dear one,

    Maria

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  6. I should say that God has blessed you with creativity! That is just beautiful!
    I can't even draw stick people :P

    You should proud of your great work!

    Blessings!

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  7. Oh I just love it! It is so cute and as you know I happen to have a love affair with chickens. I am just might have to steal this idea.

    Carrie

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  8. As the other post say, so say I! Lovely, talented and inspirational...Beautiful.

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  9. i have a fondness of all things chicken.
    you go girl rock that chicken pillow.

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  10. I love it! I've only done painting on t-shirts, but this has given me an idea for some hand made pillows. Thanks for sharing.:)

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  11. It's wonderful! Your rooster is far more elegant than the retail scandal! Your creativity inspires me!

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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