Sunday, February 1, 2009

Happy Dance!!! Happy Dance!!!

Hi!
I am so excited and can't stop looking at this










I can't believe I made this pillow and it was fairly easy.
I am sew addicted now.

I even made a second one this morning, just to make sure the first wasn't a fluke, lol.










I used poly-fil. They come out a little lumpy (I can live with that).
Is there a secret??? Do tell, please!!!
My slip stitching is not perfect either. (another thing I can live with)

This is where I set up station on Friday nite. Our basement in the dining/bar area.

My sewing machine has been tucked away since Kellie was born. It sure isn't anything fancy, but it does the job. There won't be no more dinners on that table for awhile, lol
Actually we only use that for company. I just won't invite anyone over for dinner,lol
I really need to read and comment on blogs, so I will be doing that on Tuesday.
Today is Superbowl Sunday.
Tomorrow I have Brianna.
So Tuesday it is.
I started to stitch on a blogoversary give away gift last nite, what could it possibly be, lol.
And it's not gonna be a Voodoo doll.
Happy Stitching!!!

41 comments:

stitcherw said...

You are on a finishing roll, both of the pillows look great.
Sue

J Rae said...

Your pillows look great! You did a marvelous job. I especially love the fabric for the 2nd pillow. Very pretty stripe.

Linen Stitcher said...

Your finishes look totally fabulous!! In fact, I think I just fell in love with "Where My Heart Blooms" because of your wonderful finish. Beautiful work, Ranae!

Tammy said...

How pretty--you did a GREAT job!

Irene said...

WOW They are both wonderful !

Shell said...

the fabric colours look perfect against the stitching.Looks like the sewing machine is going to be busy.

Mylene said...

Well done on the pillow finish. It looks wonderful!!

Cindy said...

Awesome! Awesome! Congrats on two wonderful finishes :)

I use poly-fill for smaller pillows. I work the fill around once they are slip-stitched shut, and that usually helps to work out the lumps. For the bigger pillows, I have used pillow forms. The downfall is that you have to be more precise on the measuring so that it fits the form (I'm not a big fan of that!)

Suzanne said...

Wow, these pillows are gorgeous. You have done such a great job. I find that my pillows are lumpy as well, although I only make very small ones.

Karol said...

Your pillows turned out great!

Cindy F. said...

Congrats of 2 beautiful pillow finishes!! You really did an awesome job!

mainely stitching said...

Woot! Yee-haw! Those are GORGEOUS!! You must be walking about 3 inches off the ground!

As for lumpy pillows, which I can also live with, I've found a hypo-allergenic fill that doesn't clump. It's absurdly expensive, but it fills in the corners and everything nicely and doesn't leave any lumps. That said, I also get a huge kick out of using wool rovings as filling, and that stuff's incredibly lumpy and hard but it just looks so darn charming (IMHO). Just depends on the look you're after!

Sally said...

They both look fantastic Ranae!

Sherry said...

Two beautiful pillows! You did a wonderful job on both!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

WOW those are great.

Dawn B. said...

Both pillows look very nice..Congrats

Annie said...

Those look great. I always buy a pillow form and just add fabric on either side of the finished piece to make it the size of the form. No worries about lumpiness then.

Vonna said...

Hurray !!!!
You're pillows are great :)

Lumpiness...I use poly-fil too. What you do is fill the corners first (that way you can them nice and full - tight. But use small clumps of poly-fil at a time, pull out a big chunk but "shred" it first by pulling into small bits and stuff...that's the secret - patience!

Brigitte said...

Your pillows are so, so beautiful! I can understand that you can't stop looking at them. You found the perfect fabric for both of them.

Julie said...

Wonderful, well done, they look super. I can see that sewing machine getting lots more use.

Carla said...

wow! you did a fantastic job Ranae...they turned out great!!

Hazel said...

Oh great cushions. I need a tutorial on those. xx

Beatrice said...

You go girl!!! those pillows are wonderful.
Happy dances for you from me.
The fabrics are perfect!

Pumpkin said...

You go girl!!!! Look at those gorgeous pillows! The stitching looks pretty straight to me :o) Very impressed as well as you should be.

Kajsa said...

LOVE your pillows! The fabric you picked out are perfect! Your flatfold turned out so pretty too.

Sharon said...

Ranae, your pillows look fabulous! Great job!

Joke said...

Great work, and wonderful matching fabrics!

Lillie said...

Congrads!! Well done!

Kathy A. said...

Love love love those pillows. The fabrics match your colors exactly. Look out world - she's gonna need a sewing room if she keeps this up lol
Have a great time with Brianna

Aussie Stitcher said...

WOW, you have been busy, love your pillows and flat fold.

Wendy said...

Wow what beautiful pillows! They look great.

Sherry said...

Love your pillows. Great job.

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Great job, Ranae!!! Lovely finishes, both.

Patti said...

No wonder you have so many comments and my blog list is growing longer and longer and longer. Yup I've added you too! I love what you have done with both of your pillows. I have just become addicted to stitching over one! Thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog. Lots of Love Patti xxxx

sandra said...

Both pillows look great!

Sadie said...

Beautiful pillows! What lovely finishes.

Stitchingranny said...

Two stunning finishes which will certainly add a touch of elegance to your home. Well done.

nima said...

beautiful pillows, Nice finishing

Lynn said...

Wow, you did a fantastic job on these pillows! I've never tackled anything like this and without a sewing machine I'm not likely to.

Kathy said...

Nice pillows. Now that you know you can do it, you will probably be doing more.

My LNS tells me to use big globs of the fiberfil and to stuff them really tight. They look awesome then. Stuff it tight and then add more she says. That takes care of all the ripples and bumps. Good luck.

Srinity said...

I love the fabric on the first one. Both pillows are really beautiful.