Monday, April 12, 2010

Pillow Talk

For most of us, home is the heart of our universe, its our haven, the one place that is truly ours. We decorate to suit our own tastes and personalities.A home should reflect the family that lives there. Little touches around the home really take your decorating to the next level.  Lets have a little, "Pillow talk" shall we?

  I'm so happy to have you join me for a subject I happen to be quite passionate about, and that is creating a home that is comfortable, beautiful, warm and functional. I think its really important to be true to who you are when decorating your home. You should love everything that surrounds you. No matter where you are, or what type of space you live in, one thing remains true. We want the walls that surround us to show who we are, what we value, and  how we live our lives.
I made this gorgeous pillow with my multi tasking cuttlebug and cricut. I hope you will be inspired to look at you paper crafting tools in a whole new way, and unleash the potential they hold ,as home transforming tools!

Supplies: pillow form (16") used here, 2 yards of decorative trim, 3/4 yard of fabric, scrap of contrasting fabric, beacon 3-in-1 advanced craft glue, winter woodland cricut cartridge,sizzix  flower layers die, pearls, blank stencil sheet, stencil brush, Delta blendable stencil creme in Tuscany colors.

How to:
1.Cut stencil, using the winter woodlands cartridge. I cut branch1 at 3 inches . And the bird at 2 3/4
2. Cut fabric, leaving a 5/8 seam allowance. Attach trim and sew pillow together leaving an opening large enough to insert pillow.
3. Place stencil in desired location, apply stencil creme. I layered the stencil and overlapped sections of branches. This creates a longer fuller branch, and color variations.

4. Stencil bird where desired, allow creme to dry following manufacturers directions.Insert pillow, and sew opening.

5. Cut flowers out of contrasting fabric. apply with beacon 3 in 1 advanced craft glue.

6. Apply clusters of small round pearls on small flowers, and oval pearls on larger flowers.

    Feel free to express your own individual style in your home. Just imagine the endless number of possibilities for creating a space that is unlike any other. Why stop at pillows? This method will work perfectly for a custom shower curtain, or duvet cover. There are hundreds if not thousands of images to make your own custom stencils, fabric appliqu├ęs, and cut vinyl. Let your cricut and cuttlebug transform your home, they can do so much more than cut and emboss paper!!! They are true decorating super stars!

 And while we are talking about decorating, don't miss out on your chance to WIN a cricut cake, the first personal electronic cutter for food products! Go directly to cuttlebug challenge blog and leave a comment, and sign up to be a follower, thats all you have to do to get your name entered into the prize pool!!!

  I also have a cupcake prize package to give away to one of you!! Go to this post and leave me a comment to enter!
Happy decorating,


Handmade by Odette said...

Oh My Gosh!!!!
Shataie! you are the best pillow maker ever!!! I just love your design :)
You are the best, thanks for sharing!!

Denise Heredia said...

This pillow is fantastic! I really like the color combos. Now it's got me thinking...
Thank you for sharing all your ideas. I look forward to more.

Denise Heredia

Anonymous said...

Hi sweet Shantaie..
WoW you are `The Best` I love your beautiful pillow....You Rock it girl!!!!!Thanks for Inspiring me:)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Have a fab Tuesday :)x loves to you and yours:)x

Linda Heller said...

Wow oh Wowza! Love it! Knocked it outta the park!

Anonymous said...

Shantaie, this turned out beautifully! You did a sensational job :)

Anonymous said...

I really like it. I happen to be in the process of some Spring "energy" renewal in my home. The colors I chose are the colors you have here (although I didn't know we were on the same page). The bird makes it so special, the branch makes it pop, and the colors feel uplifting. I like the choice of the white background ( Ihadn't thought of that)which is versatile for all seasons. I just like playing with the fringes of the pillows and think it's a nice touch. Very creative and thought provoking. Thank You for sharing it with us all.

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Hi, I wanted to let you know this beautiful project was featured today on Fantabulous Cricut, Fantabulous Friday.

Fantabulous Cricut

Have a great day!!
Robin :)