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

67 comments:

  1. Shelia, your new pillow slips look fantastic. I love the colors and the fabrics. Isn't it such fun to just give them a little different fabric. Love them. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Hi Shelia - I really like your new slips. The large floral patterns are just yummy. You are so smart for slipping over the fringe, I have some pillows that I could/should do that with. Stay sweet! Kim

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  3. Boy, you are on a roll gal, what total transformation. Looks so comfy and just perfect for the "neglected one" to relax on...by the way... where is that little dear?

    You have so many talents... Truly gifted.

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  4. Nice job Sheila! Love the fluff! That is so nice you make your own...I have to learn how to without using stitch witch!

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  5. Great job on the pillows 'slips'! I love the flowered prints - very pretty.
    Pamela

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  6. Sheila, I love your slips. Great fabric mixing there and you are the party girl!

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  7. Hi Shelia!
    i love the new look of your pillows. It just freshens the whole room!
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  8. Hey party girl! Loving the new slips and pillows...sooooo pretty!

    Happy Saturday~

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  9. Lovin' your new pillows Sheila, what a fun project! They look great-enjoy:@)

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  10. Hello Shelia! I love that sofa! I think any pillows would look great on that gorgeous neutral color but the ones you made are perfection!

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  11. Hi Shelia,
    Great idea to just use pillow slips on the pillows so you can change them up! Very clever.
    Love how they all turned out.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  12. You have been busy, girlfriend. These are just gorgeous. It must be a good feeling to make things yourself...I so wish I could sew! Beautiful fabrics!

    XO,
    Jane

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  13. Sheila they look fabulous,I love the fabric and your sofa is really pretty too.I have a fondness for damask.

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  14. The pillows look fabulous, Shelia. Love the mix of fabrics!

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  15. I love how you gave your pillows the slip! Little Carter is growing fast and just so cute!!!

    Enjoy your weekend,
    Carolyn

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  16. Oh yeah, you sure did "give them the slip!" And very prettily, I might add! I usually, when making pillows, make the sham-like things so I can wash them. All the pet hair, you know. I wouldn't know how to do piping!
    Brenda

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  17. GREAT Job !!! Those slips look awesome !!!!

    Happy Pink Saturday,

    gena

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  18. Love your 'new' pillows! I need to get busy and MAKE pillows. I have the fabrics and the pillow forms but haven't be sure whether or not to try pillows on the sofa and living room chairs because Mr. Joey likes to adopt them for a nap. He crunches and pushed them to get them just right and sometimes he finds a bite or two is a tasty treat before he nods off! Thinking I'll wait till he's a bit older - or find some way to train him to leave them alone when I'm not looking!
    ~Adrienne~

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  19. Love your "renewed" pillows...Have a wonder5ful weekend!!!

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  20. Love the beautiful floral fabrics you used! I have 2 pillow shams out of that same red floral fabric that I bought at a yard sale so I could use the fabric for something. Such a great print! Changing out pillows is so fun and really makes a big change.

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  21. Isn't it amazing what a little color will do to brighten up a space! I still love that red background print= so cheery.

    Great job on your pillows-I have several that need a slip job!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  22. Shelia, I am always in awe of your projects. I would love to be able to sew like this. These look wonderful! I'm so proud of you! Great job!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  23. Your new pillow slips look great. I always love a little pillow spruce up around the cottage!

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  24. I'm loving your new pillows Sheila!
    And girl, you are a party animal right now!
    Oh and I love that sofa too!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  25. Hi Sheila
    LOVE LOVE LOVE the new look pillows. You are so talented. They look amazing.
    Lindsay
    x

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  26. Love your revamped pillows Shelia. I like to give pillows the slip, too.

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  27. Love the pillow slips and the song is perfect!

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  28. How beautiful! I love the cottagey, yet elegant, look you've achieved with your pillows! Just lovely. Don't you love fabric and what it can do?

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  29. Hello sweet Shelia,
    I love all of the pillows that you gave the slip to! They are pretty and very cottagey looking, I'm loving that look!
    Your song at the end is just too cute!!!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  30. What a good idea...to slip cover pillow, I just never thought of doing that. I love the colors and fabrics that you selected, makes such a change, really rather amazing. Have a great weekend.(-:

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  31. I love the new slips, Shelia. They look so well with the sofa and I am really loving all the earth tone colors...Christine

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  32. Que bom que me visitou!Fiquei muito feliz!Voce me parece uma pessoa bem alegre e caprichosa,ficaram lindas as almofadas,kiss!

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  33. I love those pillows! I've just been looking at some in Pottery Barn since I have no sewing talent. What I really want to comment on is that FB photo with you and your husband with General Lee. And, would those ancestors be the Carters of Carter's Grove Plantation? I am a Virginia Belle--born and bred--transplanted to the midwest but my heart stays in the south!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  34. Your new pillows look great. I love slipcover pillows too...makes them easy to clean :-)
    Have a wonderful week dear one!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  35. Oh Pickle when you give them the SLIP you do an awesome job of it girl..Love the POP of red you used...you know from RMS I loved those curtains in your breakfast room and I remember you use to have a desk like with the same fabric on it am I right??
    Thanks for coming by my Dear friend..girl my olden house can't hold a candle to yours..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  36. Your new pillows are very pretty! You did a beautiful job on them!
    I'm here from Between Naps on the Porch.

    Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement

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  37. Hi Shelia, Your "new" pillows look wonderful on the sofa! The color is so happy for these bleak winter days! And I scrolled back and saw little Carte--she is really a living doll, isn't she? Have a wonderful day. Linda

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  38. Oh Shelia, your pillows look beautiful, gosh I wish i was this handy. By the way, i also love your sofa.
    hugs
    janet

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  39. Shelia...your pillows look great! I need a new sewing machine so badly. Mine is one my sister bought when I was around 8 years old...it's ancient! I want to grow up to be just like you and make my own pillows! :)
    XO
    Susan

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  40. They are so cute as a bugs ear :o)
    Great job !
    Kammy

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  41. Sheila, these are great. I love it when you can recycle, oops, slip pillows.
    Love that you used fabric you already had. You are surely a sweetie. Hugs, Ginger

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  42. Love your pillow slips Shelia...you're right, they are the greatest for being able to change it up quickly. You did a great job on the colors and look great with or without extra trim..sometimes basic is best! Have a lovely day

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  43. Excellent way to perk up a room. Love them. Love that you had the fabric on hand, too. Love that the fabric is out and about instead of being stored away. I'm inspired. "Pillows" are now on the to do list here, too!

    Since I am working both the PS and Met Monday lists, not sure where I came from so Happy Pink Saturday (from my project over on linensandlaurel) and "Good Job" for Met Monday! :-)

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  44. Sheila,
    Thank you for coming by!

    Your pillows are beautiful...I also use the red floral fabric in my den and I never tire of it.
    Isn't it a wonderful feeling to fluff your nest!

    Wishing us both a closer walk with our Saviour...

    Betty @ Country Charm

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  45. You're such a smart girl with very talented tiny fingers. You know I always love your pillows - and I have one of my very own. It makes me smile and think of you every day.

    And, ooh lookie. I see shades of pink.♥

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  46. Shelia, I forgot to ask you earlier (and I would like to know)... do you use zippers in your slips? What is an easy way for a novice (and I'm talking I can sew with a needle and thread and not by machine) sewer to make pillow slips that look decent? I have done this before, but my pillows always look ratty on one side where I try to baste (is that what it's called?) the place where I close it. Would velcro be a good bet? I need to do this to a few pillows, and I am not wanting to pay to have it done. Thanks for any advice you can render!

    Love you...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  47. That's lovely, Shelia. I keep thinking of tranforming my sofa as we can't afford a new one right now, but I have seen anything I like yet. I'm just a little busy with other things, but will start looking around once the weather starts to warm up.
    Wishing you a blessed day, sweet friend :o)
    Hugs

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  48. Hi Shelia! I love your slips...so pretty! The floral is my fav! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  49. You're always improving your already-lovely home. This is yet another good idea.

    Enjoy your week, Shelia.

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  50. My lord, girl...never saw so many parties attended at one time. You are INDEED, a party girl :)))

    Love all your pretty pillows.

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  51. Shelia~I've got that same Waverly floral fabric (shown in 3rd photo).
    Unfortunately...my talents don't exceed past the glue gun. But, you have inspired me to give sewing a second look, especially after seeing your slips.
    Your pillows added a nice fresh new look.

    Oh my heart...lil Carter has grown. Shes sooo precious! Her sweet expressions are precious, especially with her wee teeth.

    Sweet wishes,
    Sara

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  52. Love those chintz pillows Shelia. They really brighten the room. Lovely. Happy New Year. Jane

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  53. Hi Sweet Sheila, What awesome slip cased pillows you created! I love them! I'm a PILLOW nut, another one of my items I collect for my bedrooms. I've been known to have as many as 13 pillows on one bed...I won an award from my niece one year and was written up in her yearly Christmas letter. Isn't that funny? Can't wait to meet you in person at Claudie's this summer! :) Hugs, ~CC Catherine

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  54. Morning sweet Pickle...love the new pillows especially those golden ones...now you know I am a closet sewer...you need to give instructions on those slip covers (in elementary grade level of course!!! lol) Girl I never seen anyone link to so many 'parties' in all my born days! lol Mr Pickle needs to keep a tighter rein on you girl!
    Oh and I loved those pics of Carter...makes you just want to kiss her little cheeks off!!! have a great week sweetie...love ya girl...Picket

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  55. Love all your fabrics. My favorite colors too. Great job.

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  56. I LOVE your pillow slip Shelia..so pretty! And I did not know there was a song like this..amazing! ;D

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  57. Hi Shelia
    You have been very busy uplifting your cushions...changing them up. Isn't it great to do that and get a new look! They look great. Good job..
    Hope you've had a great day...
    *hugs*
    Judi

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  58. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog! I love the pattern on your red floral pillows. My mom used to use that fabric a lot and it always reminds me of her.

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  59. I love mix and match floral pillows, so I love your little project. My favorite are the gold ones. All that color and pattern really perks up your sofa, so I know you must feel happy and cheerful here in the winter while having such fun colors to enjoy!

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  60. Your pillows are gorgeous! I love the fabrics....they totally transform your sofa. I'm so glad I discovered your delightful blog via the DIY link party!

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  61. Sheila, thanks so much for linking up your lovely pillow slips.

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  62. Your pillows truly are lovely, Sheila. Love the nice soft colors. You are a talented lady!

    Funny, on my blog post today I am talking about needing new pillows on my couch. :)

    Donna

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  63. those pillows are gorgeous.
    Did you use a pattern?
    Don't forget to link it in our linking party this week.

    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/02/fun-ideas-for-valentine-day-2011be.html

    Maggie

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  64. Hi Shelia,

    You've done such a great job.

    And I've been admiring your sofa too - the only time I've seen one like that was in Love Actually at the Prime Moinister's house!!!

    Sarahx

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  65. Darling pillow slips Shelia! Love the fabrics you chose and they came out beautiful! Well done!! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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