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!!

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