Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sew Something

Over the weekend I had the urge to pull out my sewing machine and make something.  I learned to sew when I was around 9.  My first purchase when I moved away from home was a sewing machine.  My mom took me to Sears and I bought (on credit) the best one I could afford......which was $250.  I still own that sewing machine (its out in the garage) but I have a newer computerized Viking that I use now.  I cant live without my sewing machine!  I had an idea in my head and went to my favorite fabric store to find the perfect fabric.  This is what I came up with.

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I got the image from The Graphics Fairy and just LOVE it.  The ruffle is made from the lining that I removed from a vintage curtain.  I knew someday I would use it for something. 

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The image was printed onto a fabric transfer (that I bought at Walmart) and then ironed onto burlap.  I am pretty happy with the way it turned out.

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I can’t wait to make more.  I’m thinking Easter……

Robin

27 comments:

  1. that is freakin' gorgeous!!!!! I love the way your mind works. Alas, I don't have a sewing machine.

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  2. So gorgeous!!! I love all the textures and the ruffles! Such an amazing pillow!

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  3. I love it Robin! Love the vintage ruffles and you picked an awesome graphic!!!
    But of course, I love everything you create!
    :)

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  4. I love this pillow Robin, I always love your beautiful work. I enjoy visiting your beautiful blog.

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  5. LOVE this!! I think I am going to have to make me one :)

    Sue

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  6. it's beautiful! I love the graphics Fairy! She lives not too far from me and I had a chance to meet her (Karen) when I was visiting the store that she has space in. She is very sweet!

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  7. This is so lovely Robin. I love all of the vintage ruffles with the burlap.
    fabulous!
    ~Shari

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  8. This pillow is so very pretty! Very nice with the ruffles around the edge of the image. Thank you for sharing this lovely project!

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  9. I love it! I think it looks great and I love the ruffle!

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  10. Lovin this..great blog so I became a follower :)

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  11. Major wow! Just bought a machine.

    Suz

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  12. Hi Robin,
    I'm so glad you linked this up today, you already know how much I love it!!
    Karen

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  13. Thanks everyone for your kind comments and especially Karen for sharing your images!!

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  14. That is one of my favourite images, lovely job!!

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous! Petra.xx

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  16. This came out amazing! Love your work. Really looks fabulous! Coming over from the Graphics Fairy - new follower!

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  17. Love the layering on the pillow! Wonderful!

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  18. Lovely! I think I have some of that fabric transfer stuff around somewhere, I should try this!

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  19. OMG Robin! Your Blog is gorgeous girlfriend (isn't it FUN to blog!!!) Love the pillow! Looking forward to our creative endeavor this Sunday!!! MISS YOU!

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  20. i just love the ruffles. very cute!

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  21. You did a great job, I like the addition of the ruffle and I'm not a "ruffly person"!

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  22. HOLA ROBIN NO CONOCÍA TU BLOG, ESE COJÍN ES MUY BONITO, ME GUSTA Y LOS VOLANTES!!!
    BESOS.

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  23. I am totally amazed and so inpsired by this pillow. I have to get this transfer stuff! Hope I can buy it uphere in Holland but I am a girl with a mission now..........I tell you!
    I know the feeling.......you buy something not knowing whatfor but you just know you will use it one day! Don't you love it when this day comes?
    Lisette

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  24. Hi, Found you through the Graphics Fairy. Love the pillow! I've been doing something similar. The transfers make almost anything possible - I love it! Happy Spring, M.

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  25. That's one of the best fabric-transfer projects I've ever seen! I love the image you chose, and the ruffles you added, the colors, everything!!! I'm really finding burlap to be my friend these days too....

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  26. Hi ,
    I LOVE IT!!!

    KISSES <3
    Daniela DREAM SHABBY CHIC Milano

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  27. Can you tell me what fabric transfer you used? I have used a few and am never happy with them. I'd love to know. Can you email me at jessicaawilcox@gmail.com

    THank you!

    Jessica

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