Making a House a Home: Part II

October 18, 2010

To save some $$ (and to feed my inner crafter), I've decided to make throw pillows for our sofas.  I've started/finished a few using this fabric:

It's a greyish/brown color- very neutral- and I really love the simplicity of the print. 

Also, I bought a rug (!!!).  I drove all over Austin last weekend of search of something, and almost came home with nothing.  It's not what I had really hoped for, but it's a quick (temporary) fix and it was cheap.  The downside(s) are that 1) it's not wool (you can read this informative post on wool rugs) and 2) it's neutral.  So, I'm hoping to now add color to the room through the use of throw pillows and accents on our coffee/end tables.

I looooove these.

I think I'm going to stay away from patterns, but I like the idea of pillow embelishments like these:

I could easily sew (not crochet) some flowers for our living room pillows that could be removable/changed out.



BigAppleNosh said...

I LOVE that rainbow pillow photo!

M and C said...

I love those pillows. I was just thinking about how to make one over the weekend.