If your a blogger or just plain design lover, I bet you've read this already...
|Awesome team of John and Sherry Peterik of the popular blog YOUNG HOUSE LOVE (YHL)|
I read thru this from cover to cover in a day, and there are so many awesome, do-able and definitely cute projects to do here.
The first one I tried is this...
|#193 Sketch a Pillow|
I already had the same pillow covers from IKEA and I always wanted to do something unique to it, something ME, something like this...
|Yup, I made this and I am so happy and proud!|
|Always wanted monogrammed pillows|
Here's how I did it using these materials...
|Fabric pen from Amazon, the rest is from Steven's|
I first folded out a plain copy paper into 4 equal parts for my pattern.
Since I was planning a Diamond Monogram on my pillow, straight lines and equal measurements were a must.
|Drew a diamond using the 4 mid-portions of the paper as guide|
I then drew my monogram, copying some images from the internet..
I then photocopied my original 125% larger to fit my pillow nicely..
|See the difference?|
Then placed the graphite paper on top of the pillow, then my copy, then traced away...
This is how it looked like once you remove the graphite paper.
Then I colored away.
I cut a cardboard triangle to trace my corners and make it all even,
then I just followed the edges and colored free-handedly.
I dried them overnight before I inserted the pillows in.
I erased the lines from the graphite paper using plain eraser and it worked!
BUT, it did remove some of my fabric color, so I had to re-color some parts .
Not sure yet what will happen if I wash them, I think the graphite lines will come off better.
|One for my hubby|
|And one for me!|
I love that they look hand-made, not-perfect at all.
As you can see, you can tell I only colored this thing but I LOVE THEM!
My own monogrammed pillows MADE BY ME!
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO SHERRY AND JOHN PETERSIK for their wonderful book and all the inspiration! You GUYS ROCK!