23 Apr 2013

PILLOW IT UP

I seem to get into a bit of a trend with my DIYing.  I have been sewing a lot lately (at least for me):  baskets, a clutch and lots of pillows.  There are lots of painting and outdoor projects I want to tackle as well, but this Spring has been so cold that I'm indoors sewing!  I like to paint furniture etc. outside to keep the fumes out of the house.  So long story short, I have begun to pillow up my lonely couch and here she is:

I made both of the pillows below.  The white longer pillow is made from some leftover Marimekko Lumimarja fabric that I used for the curtains.  The multi-coloured chevron I picked up from the fabric store.  It has all the colours of our living and dining rooms in it.  The blue is the same as our dining room chairs (our chairs are really a light blue although they tend to photograph grey), the chartreuse is the same as the colour in the Marimekko Unikko pillows and the black goes with all the black and white art I made (you can see them here and here).  You might recognize this fabric from Co-Pilot's 6 month photos.


On the other side of the sofa I have the lonely pillow and a plain linen one I picked up that I am planning to embroider, paint, cross stitch...Oh, I haven't really decided yet. :)  




Here are some more pictures of the sofa.  I always have a hard time taking photos of the sofa since I'm fighting that massive bow window behind it.  The pictures tend to turn out a little dark.  But I'm thinking the sofa's looking a little less lonely now. :)  

Also, just in case you were wondering what the status of our club chair is... It also got a new pillow friend that's sporting some blue, grey and graphic pattern.  Oh, and didn't this chair photograph so much better with our large window working with it?  No crazy backlight, yay!  The boys have their toys in the back corner and the family photos above are also on my list to be updated.

Now here's the before (One lonely sofa!)...

and the after...


Much less lonely!  Overall, I'm really happy with the mix of colour, pattern and scale of the pillows.  I still have one pillow cover that I am planning to knit.  I already have the yarn picked out.  Now if I can just find the time to knit!

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36 comments:

  1. Love that chevron fabric! (all of them are lovely, but that's my favorite). And I'm very impressed with how the photo turned out with the giant window right behind it. And I spotted your old school Little People barn--yay!

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    1. Thanks Gretchen! I love to yard sale and collect some fun vintage toys for the pilots. :)

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  2. I love your sense of style. Beautiful colors and prints for the pillows!
    Anjana @ http://happyandharried.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks Anjana! I'm happy with colours. Something a little lighter for spring/summer. :)

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  3. Ei yhtaan niin yksinainen enaa. Kivat valinnat! Lumimarja verhoissa ja nyt sohvalla on kiva. Unikko sopii aina ja minne vaan. Toisetkin oikein hyvat. :)

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    1. Thanks Ina! I think the Marimekko fabrics will always be a favourite. :)

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  4. They look beautiful Anu! I love your whole living room... and the drapes work fabulously with your new pillows as well. Great inspiration - I have some fabric sitting on my pew right now waiting for me to sew it up into springy pillows... next day off!!
    Krista @thehappyhousie

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    1. Thanks Krista! Can't wait to see your pillows when they're done. :)

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  5. Where do you buy your lovely fabric from Anu? Not the marimekko ones, but the chevron ones. I also love your chevron rug :)I am all about the chevrons right now! Your sofa looks fantastic...

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    1. Hi Selina, The chevron fabric was from Fabricland and the rug is from rugs USA. I had to pay a little duty when I shipped it to Canada, but they have great sales (like 75% off) that still made it a great buy. Thanks for your lovely comment!

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  6. Just found your blog. You have beautiful taste and your pictures are so perfect. I cant wait to follow along!

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    1. Thanks so much! Glad to have you. :)

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  7. what a fun room! the light is beautiful and I love all your pillows :o) Came over from Tatertots and jello. Would love for you to check out my blog sometime if you have a chance.
    emily
    nap-timecreations.com

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    1. Thanks so much Emily! I would love to come visit your blog. :)

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  8. You made bright and bold fabric choices that I really enjoy.

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    1. Thanks! I love my Marimekko fabrics. :)

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  9. Love your living room! If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/04/sunday-link-party-5.html

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment and letting me know about your party. :)

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  10. You have an AMAZING sense of style. Adore your sofa!!! Your pillows are all so much fun, and I love how each and every one ties into the room. Your coffee table is to die for... excellent job, you've inspired me to do our anniversary date as art on our wall... I've got a blank canvas all ready to go! So glad I stopped by this morning. Have a wonderful Sunday. Jules from www.bles-id.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Julia for your kind comment! I'd love to see your canvas when you're done. Happy Sunday to you too. :)

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  11. This is beautiful! Pinned to pinterest!
    Corey from www.tinysidekick.com

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  12. That looks so great. I love how you have brought great colours together but nothing feels like it matches TOO perfectly. :)

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    1. Thanks! I like it when pillows don't match. It means I get to use more fun fabrics. :)

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  13. if only your living room would come live at my ouse!!! then my life would be complete!!!
    heeheehee !!
    Have a happy Monday…. :)

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  14. Wow! I love your fabric choice ! Your new look is awesome! I am a new follower from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully you will want to follow me back! Nicole

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  15. Stopping by from Home Stories A to Z--your living room looks lovely!!

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  16. Such a pretty space - thanks so much for sharing it at Monday Funday. Take care, Laura P.S. Will be sharing on my Facebook page this week.

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    1. Thanks so much for social media love! :)

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  17. Visiting from Monday Funday. I'd like to invite you to my Friday Flash Blog, where you can share your best blog entry of the week! The party goes on ALL weekend at thejennyevolution.com. And who knows, you may just get featured next week.

    Jennifer
    thejennyevolution.com

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  18. I'm not gonna lie, it's rare that I find a blog that I actually do really want to follow from all these pink parties but I can honestly say that I'm excited to start following your blog! What a beautiful living room and just a fabulous couch.

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    1. Thanks so much Brittany! I'm glad you found my blog. Welcome!

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