Monday, April 23, 2012

Sew and Tell: stamped fabric pillow



Last week, I posted about some fun stamps I tried out. 



On one of the projects, I used craft paint and stamped some plain white canvas fabric. I mentioned that I planned on making a pillow out of the stamped fabric. Since I received some requests to see the finished pillow, I thought I’d better bust out the sewing machine.



For some reason, I couldn’t decide how I wanted to make this pillow. The stamped fabric was very bright and cheery and since my projects usually have more of neutral or pastel palette I may have been on sensory overload. I should have stepped away and stared at a beige wall or something but I persevered!



I ended up choosing some pink coordinating fabrics to use as a top and bottom border for the pillow.



And since I was working outside my usual color box, I decided to go crazy and add a bright green ribbon to the pillow.



Not at all what I first intended to make but it was fun creating something so bright and cheerful. 
{ Watch for that pretty pink bird in the photos to make a starring appearance in a future craft }



Thanks for visiting.

Carolyn

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34 comments :

  1. This is so cute!!
    Have a great week!

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  2. Youve done a beautiful job! I just got a fab world map stamp and was wondering how to use it...cool!

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  3. So very cute! Your idea of stamping fabric would be a great way to customize fabric for home dec projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I love it, Carolyn!! Gee, maybe since it's not really your style, you should have a give-away! ;)

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  5. Love the finished project! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  6. You can never have a too bright cushion! I think it's gorgeous and the colours are just my cup of tea.

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  7. How absolutely beautiful! The butterflies look lovely, just beautiful!

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  8. That is so pretty! It would look lovely in my girls room. I'm pinning this for future inspiration. I would love to have you come share this with my readers. http://rhapsodyofcacophony.blogspot.ca/2012/04/pined-it-made-it-linky-party.html

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  9. Super cute! That would put a smile on my face every time I looked at it, it's so cheery!

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  10. beautiful carolyn! I am planing something similar with stencils... hope it turns out as awesome as yours!!!!

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  11. The green ribbon was the perfect touch! Now go stare at the beige wall. Ha!

    suzy

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  12. Thanks for linking up to our party! I love this pillow and it would look perfect in the twins' room!

    I pinned it to my pinterest board!

    Thanks for the inspiration.
    blessings,
    karianne

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  13. This is just so very sweet! Love, love, love the stamped fabric and color palette! I'll be pinning!

    So very happy that you linked up to our Pillopalooza slumber party!

    :)
    Linda

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  14. That's so pretty! I'm now inspired to try some stamping myself :)

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  15. That is so pretty and cheerful! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It & Win It Wednesday @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  16. Very pretty. I've been thinking about trying out some fabric printing - intresting that you used craft paint for yours.

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  17. Great pillows, love the stamping! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling sunday!

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  18. That turned out really, really cute! I love the green ribbon, perfect touch!

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  19. I love the beautiful spring time colors... such a cute and creative pillow! :) stopping by from WFMW :)

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  20. This is so pretty!! It caught my eye at the yesterday on tuesday link party. You did a beautiful job!

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  21. THat is such a pretty pillow... love the colours :)

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  22. Your pillow turned out adorable! I've never thought about stamping fabric before but I'll have to give it a second thought now that I've seen how cute it can turn out! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. That pillow is beautiful! I love the colors and the butterflies! Would love for you to stop by and link up to the Pomp Party!

    http://jill-createcraftlove.blogspot.com/2012/04/pomp-party-15.html

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  24. This was super cute and very clever!! I love that you could make any fabric you want this way! Great post!
    xo becca

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  25. WOW, this pillow is beautiful! I love the bright colors of the butterflies and the green ribbon. Would certainly brighten up a room.

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. (Party runs through Monday each week).

    Have a great day,
    Michelle

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  26. Love this Carolyn - I have been meaning to try this for ages!
    I love how this turned out!
    Lowri :-)

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  27. Totally Perfect!!! I'd love to have you share at my party...it JUST opened!!!

    http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2012/04/overflowing-with-creativity-19.html

    XO, Aimee

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  28. What a beautiful pillow. Well done!

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  29. Such a beautiful pillow Carolyn. Truly lovely.

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  30. Carolyn, This pillow is so sweet! I love how you pay so much attention to every tiny little detail in everything you do! Thanks for taking the time to share this and your bath salts with us this week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  31. What a beautiful little pillow. Visiting via Trendy Treehouse.

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  32. Oh, my gosh, I had never thought of doing that and it is so cute! Time to bust out my paints, stamps and fabrics.....

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