Saturday, January 29, 2011

Give 'Em The Slip!

Hello, Dear Ones! Yep, I'm giving my pillows the slip! I do make most of my pillows around Note Songs cottage and got to looking at the ones on the den sofa and thought ~ time for a change!

I usually put piping or ruffles on my pillows and then just enclose the entire pillow form. But not this time, no, no, Nannette! This time I was going to give my pillows the slip! Slip covered pillows that is and I was going to revamp some of my old pillows.


This was my before snap with my olden pillows. The two pillows in each corner came with the sofa and I'll be revamping these puppies. I made the green one with the braid piping on the left, bought the two silly little red ones, and made the two toned green/floral on the right. I'll also be snatching a couple of pillows from the sofa in the living room and revamping them too! I'm excited! Woo Hooness!


I snatched a couple of these beige pillows from the sofa in the living room. I poked this pillow on the leather sofa in Mr. Precious' office to show you because I was upstairs and just too lazy, um, too busy to go back down the stairs and show you the sofa in the living room. :O


Here's the before and then the after. I've given this pillow the slip! Do you like it? I was lazy and didn't use any trim or piping, just sewed these puppies up! This is left over fabric from the curtains I made for my breakfast room many moons ago. I had enough to make a couple of slips! I just love this fabric. :) Smile sweetie!


Now I'm in the Grandma bedroom where I sew (see all of the loose strings on the bed?). I'm sure popping around alot, aren't I? Now I'm really a silly! See that pillow on the left? Well, that is one of a couple that came with the den sofa. I decided to give these the slip too. There's two of these pillows. You're wondering ~ did she really use this pillow with the little fringe around the edges? Yes, she did. I poked that fringed up pillow right into the slip cover I made! I'm so talented like that! :) You can't tell there's fringe in that goldeny slip can you? Man, I'm good! :) You know I'm teasing! :)


Ta Dah!! Here's all of my handiwork spread out on the sofa in the den. The fabric for the sofa is a soft grayish green chenille. Mr. Precious and I each have our own recliner in here that is covered in a golden color covered with paisley red thingys on it and these pillows pull those chairs in. We also have a burgundy colored swivel rocker in here too. So I thought the colors of the dark red fabric would pull everything together.


Oh, here's one more little pillow I made and used a couple of different fabrics plus a little trim. Now I used a pillow form for this one but Dear Ones I did give it the slip! Love this stuff.


Why do colors not really show the way they're supposed to in a snap? Well, the gold is really more subtle and blends well with the sofa fabric even though it doesn't look like it here. Shoot!


This time I actually took the time and made little pillow shams so I could change the fabrics when I get tired of this look. Pull the pillow out and poke the pillow into another little sham! Woo Hooness! As you can tell, it doesn't take very much to get me excited! :)


Well, here's my tiny little sofa all fluffed up with new pillows. Yep, I've given them the slip! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'm just going party crazy right now!
Hopefully I'll get over it soon but until I do ~ I'm a party girl! :)

I'm joining Our Dear Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Night Special,
Our Dear Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase,
Our Dear Cielo at The House in The Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday,
Our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday,
Our Dear Roeshel at DIY Show Off for DIY Project Parade,
Our Dear Natalie at The Girl Creative for Just Something I Whipped Up Monday,
Our Dear Carolyn at My Backyard Eden for Make It Yours Day Tuesday,
Our Dear Meleahbliss for Tute {Yourself} Tuesday at Little Eme,
Our Dear Bonnie at House of Grace for Twice Owned Tuesday,
Our Dear Kim at Savvy Southern Style for BtB Party Wednesday,
Our Dear Meg at A Little Knick Knack for Everything But the Kitchen Sink Wednesday,
Our Dear Michelle at Some Day Crafts for Whatever Goes Wednesday,
Our Dear Stacey at Fun to Craft for Look At Me Party Thursday,
Our Dear Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday,
Our Dear Rachelle at Fingerprints on the Fridge for Feature Yourself Friday,
Our Dear Cindy at My Romantic Home for Friday Show and Tell,
Our Dear Courtney at The French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday,
Our Dear Wendy at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday,
Our Dear Kate at Chic on a Shoestring for Flaunt It Friday.



I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~


If My Pillow Could Talk

If my pillow could talk
If my pillow could talk

If my pillow could talk
It would tell you 'bout
My sleepless nights
(My sleepless nights)

Tell you 'bout the rivers I cried
Ever since you said goodbye
(Since you said goodbye)

If we just could have talked it over
Before you ever put me down
(Oh, you put me down)
You know I love you much too much
To think about you running around

If my pillow could talk to you
(Yeah, yeah)
Know how much I miss your kiss
(Yeah, yeah)

It would tell you how much
I toss and I turn
Waiting for you, darling, to return

Yes, my pillow could tell you too
Not one word they said was true
If my pillow could talk to you
(Could talk to you)

If my pillow could talk to you
(Yeah, yeah)
Know how much I miss your kiss
(Yeah, yeah)

It would tell you how much
I toss and I turn
Waiting for you, darling, to return

Yes, my pillow could tell you too
Not one word they said was true
If my pillow could talk to you
(Could talk to you)

If my pillow could talk to you
(Could talk to you)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

If my pillow could talk to you
(Could talk to you)
If my pillow could talk to you...
~ sung by Connie Francis