I was determined to use that Lizzy House Pearl Bracelet as the background, but I only had a fat quarter, so I hope the solid aqua isn't too weird there at the side.
We used a few different techniques for applique. I can't say that any of them were new to me, but you still always learn some new tips and tricks and I love this pillow project.
This is the first time I have made my own pillow form. This pillow is not a standard size, but I definitely think that even if I use a standard size, I should be making my own. I mean, totally easy. I actually did not have enough polyfill on hand, so I used my bag of scraps (the ones to small to sew with) to fill it - definitely made it a little heavy, but it was good to recycle something destined for the trash.
I made this for my porch, to try to cozy it up a bit. The aqua fabric I picked for the chairs & throw pillows was a little more subdued than I hoped, almost grayish, so I really want to add more color out there. I have been stuck on deciding between an aqua + olive or aqua + coral palette. I decided to try out both for the pillow. Next up I need to spray paint the big wicker basket/trunk I found in my parents' attic for my coffee table.
While out there photographing my pillow, I realized I never showed you my tablecloth. I went to JoAnn's a few weeks ago and the linen was all half off. I bought 4 yards, pieced it into a large circle and hemmed the edges with my hemmer foot (my new favorite tool!). Not too exciting, but it makes me pretty happy!
After a week at the beach, we eased back into Mama Pajama School with some basic letter practice and a fun activity. Sink or Float. Pretty easy, but the kids had a blast with it. Jack could not believe that the lemon floats!
Since I washed the cushion covers on the couch we made a big fort. We also broke our "food in the kitchen" rule and had lunch in the fort. Happy boys!
Miraculously I got about ten minutes of time outside on my porch while watching the boys play in the backyard. I was busy basting hexies. I have an idea where this is going, but am still working some details out.
I hope your week is off to a great start!!! -Courtney