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o.p.p. – tape print pillows

*from readymade blog ‘tape print pillows’

pillows… we had a pillow post last week and i’m sure we can all agree – ‘women love pillows’!  what is it about a good pillow that can really make or break a couch, chair or bed?  if there are any modern family watchers out there — you will remember the episode where gloria & jay hash it out over a bed full of cushions… i’ve yet to meet a man that respects a throw pillow. they either move it to the side, onto the floor or position their body on to it in someway the deforms the poor thing.  well, i love pillows and i love this idea for making a print/pattern… brought to you by a fav of mine ‘readymade’ magazine (btw, U.S. peeps… you can get a 6 issues/1 year subscription for just $6.95!).

update 2012: readymade has sadly closed it’s doors and is no longer printing the bi-monthly magazine – though you can still access their website and projects.

found @ readymade
what: tape print fabric/pillows
where: http://www.readymade.com/blog/craft/2010/09/22/how_to_make_fabric_prints_with_tape

*note: you could use this project for one of many things… not just pillows. innovate!

*from readymade blog ‘tape print pillows’


project – crocheted doily pillows

i’ve been wanting to create some new pillows for months now… i’d originally thought i’d try to do some up from scratch, then i contemplated a latch hook kit (which is still in the plans for a pillow or rug), but after stumbling upon the perfect pieces to make a great ensemble of cushions… i decided to go the create from creations route.

i found the corduroy pillows at a local thrift store (or op-shop as they say here in australia) for $2 each. they still had the original tags on them and are the perfect blank canvas for a pillow project.

the crocheted doilies are from one of my favorite little shops here in sydney.  the shop: newspaper taxi, a small boutique with the perfect mix of old vintage & new handmade creations.  it’s not only a place with amazing merchandise, but also the interior design of the shop makes me feel cozy and at home every time that I step in (and I step in a lot, typically stopping by 1x every weekend to check out the new items).  for all you non-sydneysiders, check out their blog (and the store if you’re in town): http://newspapertaxi.com.au/.  the doilies were $16 each and these were just two of the many colors they had to choose from.

to secure the doilies to the pillow, i simply did a little stitch on the brown & green outside layer of each one.  one stitch per petal.

in total, the project cost $36 – not too shabby!

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