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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Met Monday...Initial pillow

Hey guys! I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch today for Met Monday. What a great event! You can get some great ideas so be sure and visit her blog for a list of participants. This is a really simple little no sew project I did a while back. I already had the red pillow, but wanted to dress it up with an initial. I thought and thought and finally came up with a way to do this. I found the black pillow at Hobby Lobby half off and decided to buy it and cut the "B" out. I hoped it would work or I would have ruined a perfectly good pillow and lost my money. I actually tried the black pillow before cutting it up, but it was just a little bit boring. Anyway, I have had that yard of fringe for ever! I can't remember what I bought it for but it must not have worked. I also added some zebra striped ribbon that's not pictured here...you will see in the last pics.


I was so nervous cutting up that pillow! I cut it to size and hot glued it around the edges.


Next I glued on the fringe...I ended up cutting the fringe as you will be able to tell in the last pics. It was just a little too thick and bulky for this small pillow.


Here it is before...

And after...


See how I cut the fringe and added the zebra ribbon?(click to enlarge) I found
the ribbon a few days later and just glued it on. This turned out to be pretty simple after all and I Love the black background of the "B". I am adding some new pillows to my sofa too. Still working on that!
I hope you enjoyed this small transformation! I am redoing a desk to do my crafts on and hope to have it done for the next Met Monday! Maybe that will motivate me! Have a great week!


35 comments:

Paula said...

It looks great! I can't get enough of monograms and added the pretty fringe to the pillow was the icing on the cake. Great project!

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Hi Kristen!
I love this pillow! Of course my last name starts with the letter "B" so it's a winner for me! I love the zebra ribbon. What a great contrast. I love the look of your blog - the colors are so warm. How did you get one of you pictures as a background with your blog title? When you get a chance stop over at Carolina Panache. I've been rather absent lately but things have settled down and I've started blogging again. Hope to see you around. Oh, by the way how much would you sell that sweet little pillow for?
Warmly,
Alisa

prof en retraite said...

Hi Kristen! I love the pillow idea! I was just standing in front of them at HL, trying to figure out whether or not they would work in my house! Now I see how! Hmmmm...have to wait to pillows rotate back around to sale items! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

"Blossom" said...

Great idea and I just love the zebra print with it.

Deanna said...

You did a super job on the pillow!
So glad I stopped by to take a peek at what you've created.

Have a blessed life,
d from HomeHaven

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

That is a wonderful transformation on your pillow. I'm impressed that you saw the possibility. I do like how you trimmed the fringe.

Shelia said...

Hi Kristen! Oh, the pillow is beautiful! Everything you do is beautiful!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a great idea. I love it and the black is beautiful with the red. YOur trim turned out great also. I love the way just a simple pillow change can create a whole different look in a room. Love your home. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

bj said...

This is so so pretty. What a great job! Your living room is just to die for.
xo bj

Kammy said...

Great job and without sewing ! I love monogrammed items too !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Angie said...

That is one gorgeous pillow!

Cathy said...

Your little "B" pillow is darling!!! I love the zebra ribbon it just makes everything pop!!!

I just opened my pumpkin arrangement...I love it!!! It is so cute!!! I am going to post about it in a couple of days!!! Thank you so much!!! I can't wait to see your new creations!!!

Thanks again!!!
XOXO
Cathy

kimmcl said...

Okay, so when will these pillows be available on your Etsy store? LOL! Love it Kristen!

Lou Cinda said...

I love it!! Looks great!! Very elegant!

Lou Cinda :)

Cara said...

Oh, that looks fabulous!! Great job, I have a pillow that I love, but just doesn't quite match anymore, might have to try your idea, thanks!

Would love to have you stop by for a visit:)

Blessings,
Cara

Tootsie said...

beautiful!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

A great redo!! Love the letter!
blessings
mary

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW!!!! Seriously this is so beyond gorgeous and custom looking! I just LOVE it and all the pretty decorative fringes. Very lovely and creative work!

I hope all is going well for you
all this week. I'm doing better.
~Melissa :)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just great Kristen...only you could think of these things and have them turn out this beautiful...Thanks for sharing I loved it....May you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Nancy said...

Kristen, That is beautiful! Love how it turned out! Nancy

Anonymous said...

Am I ever happy I found your blog..that pillow is soooo pretty....just like everything you touch !!!

Kathy :)

santamaker said...

Ohhhhh Kristen, LOVE this idea and I might have to steal it!!!! Never thought of doing that and that fringe is so full and gorgeous. Looks great!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Oh! I love how that turned out. this is a great idea and one I may have to copy! ;)
Thanks for your compliments on my silks. I always love hearing from you. It's nice to see you back blogging again. I hope you will continue and you can give me some good ideas! lol!
Donna

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Definitely trying this project myself! ~Rhonda :)

mishebe said...

ohh.. love it.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Just found out about your things and want to order some things....were do
I go....

Teresa
annah99@aol.com

Just blog hopping and enjoyed yours.....Hope you will stop by my new Christmas blog...There is a GREAT GIVEAWAY drawing on OCT 1st
http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Kristen, Thanks for the sweet comments you left! I have so enjoyed your blog! Your home and "creations" are beautiful! And I also enjoyed and gained a lot of inspiration from your aunt and uncle's amazing home posts! It is like a breath of fresh air coming over here to your blog! Love it! :)

I found the butterfly napkin rings on eBay several years ago, and was afraid they probably weren't availabe any more. But I just looked and they are!!! The item number is #250315245759, "12 napkin rings butterfly gold metal new," and the seller is Judilan. They offer one or multiple sets of 12. I have enjoyed! ...so versatile! :)

~Rhonda

Joyce said...

Very pretty and I like using glue as I can't sew. If you visit my blog today you will know that I do not sew at all:) Your home is beautiful.
Joyce

Rambling Girl said...

I love it! You did a wonderful job!

Tim said...

Very nice!! I dont think there is anything you do that comes out bad.

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Kristen,
I have been asked by my sweet blog friend Jane at "Blondie's Journal" how I make my pretty bows on my stuff? I must tell you that you are my inspiration! I really have no clue what I'm doing though. I just copy yours as close as I can.
LOL! Do you think you can do a post on this topic soon?
Thanks in advance my friend.
I know we would all appreciate it very much.

I'm soooo happy you are doing better! ~Awesome news! I hope and pray Kevin's surgery goes well too. It must be very soon right?

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you very much Kristen! I think it would be cute to hear your accent on a video. HeHe! Don't we all have at least a little bit of one living in the South? I'm sure I do.

Keep us posted on your hubby. I'm glad it worked out and they got the paperwork straight.

Stacey said...

Kristen, your pillow turned out just amazing! Love all your frames too. You are so talented.

I just love to click on your blog and see all the pics of your home. I have been admiring some drapes that are very similar to yours. We have the same colors in our homes - you and I that is. It helps me to see your drapes with the yellowish walls and the green fabrics too. Love it!!

Life with my sweeties said...

What a great idea!!!

AMIT said...

Nice soft pillow.I like soft only.

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