Friday, July 31, 2009

Summer project #2



When we moved into our home over 2 years ago we bought new couches and I bought some lovely matching throw pillows from Bed Bath and Beyond with those millions of coupons you get when you move...you know. It took all of 3 months for them to start coming apart at the seams. I should've taken them back and asked for a refund, but the crafter in me thought, I'll just buy some cool fabric and make slip covers for these!

Well, here they are exactly 2 years later...LOL! I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. Actually, I like them even more than the originals even if they had held up better. There's only one small problem. I made these the night before we left on our trip to DC, and in my rush I must've measured 1 inch short on one side of one pillow--it's a gimpy pillow. My sweet hubby says not to worry about it, it looks fine. But I may have to buy a bit more fabric and redo it. I'm sure I'll get to it within the next 2 years, right? =)

2 comments:

mean mom productions said...

great job! Yeah the more expense stores stuff seem to fall apart easily. Yet, the stores like target and ross their stuff seems to last.

I try not to buy anything from bed bath and beyond unless I have a coupon with a good sale.

I would have sell parts of my body to pay for whatever I wanted out of there.

Hmm..now I wished I had a sewing machine to make pillow covers for the travel pillows I use to use as throw pillows on the kids beds. They need new ones for their new bed lines. Go to 2 peas for the before after layout. I dont think pooh bear dora diego goes very well.

sniff my kids are growing up..no where's the super glue to add bricks to their heads..just kidding.

Hansonpatch said...

Super cute Aly! I like what you did with the fabrics, and you finished it! I have about a million things I always want to do, and they end up forgotten ;-) You have motivated me to be a little better about it!