Monday, March 15, 2010

Finally!! : )

We are done the button project!!  It just kept getting bigger and bigger.  Ideas kept swirling around in our heads and they were nonstop!!  We had originally planned on doing just one pillow, which was inspired by  Better Homes and Gardens and can be found here, and adding it with some throw pillows that would possibly be made from vintage sheets that we have BUT this pillow sprouted other ideas.  
It started out like this...



We came up with different ideas so that we would have four pillows altogether since we have a set of four pillow forms that we regularly change out with different shams throughout the year. We always make them "envelope" style so we can use the same pillow forms and wash the shams! We love to switch them out because it is an inexpensive way to spruce things up. Like we said before, the project idea started from Better Homes and Gardens but from there we made it our own!! We are quite pleased with the way our pillows turned out. We drew up our own pattern for the birds as well as the tree trunk.

Luckily, we had a lot of green buttons and a piece of fabric which had a print that resembles bark.




We decided to add a bird...

Then along came another pillow with a mommy bird and her babies...



This one turned out even better than we expected!! 

Another bird with embroidered grass and flowers, so Spring-y!  Love this : )


Then we thought of this idea on our own!!  This one is a work in progress...We may add more.  Some of the buttons in this picture have a weird tint to them from the lighting...In person they are clear!  We will have to take another picture on a day when it isn't so dreary!  (It has been raining on and off since Friday and there are trees and telephone poles down everywhere.  Yikes!)

Was it worth the wait?!  We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!!

8 comments:

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

Oh my gosh, these are so, so awesome!!! My favorite is the birds. The materials you used are super cute. And the tree! I love all those shades of green.

Yes!! Worth the wait :)

Thanks for sharing, ladies!

Erin

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh, SUPER cute!
They're all fantastic, but the tree is my favorite. :-)
Beautiful job!

Kimberly

Pine Tree Home said...

These are super super adorable

Satu said...

So, so cute.
Good Job and totally worth the wait.

Julie said...

Simply--well, not so simply!--ADORABLE!!! What clever girls you are! These are too wonderful--well done!

Vintage Ivy said...

I love the cute bird appliques ! Sweet !

Marjolein said...

The two of you make beautiful thins! But these are definately my favourites. They're so sweet and match so well. Thank you for sharing!

Bonnie said...

ok, you guys are killing me...i am finding way too many projects that i want to do! i really love the tree trunk made from textured fabric..i could buy an old pair of corduroy pants from Good Will for that...and also the buttons for the tree top!! i love it...but i gotta think how i am going to get a lot of green buttons for cheap! i am so glad you "followed" my blog the other day because it lead me to your blog...which i am now loving!