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Friday, July 9, 2010

My first burlap pillow with muslin ruffles

I've been making my ruffled muslin pillows trimmed with lace, buttons and rosettes for my Etsy shop for awhile, and I decided to try some burlap for the neat contrast between it's rough weave and the muslin's softness. So here is my first design. I like it alot.


I put the wide ruffle on first by sewing it down the middle, but it needed something more, so I added the vintage lace down both sides. Hmmm, I tried a row of buttons down the middle but it needed a little something something. You know me, I'll put a rosette on anything! So after placing three muslin rosettes I added two more of satin ribbon and then just a few mixed buttons for accent. Ooh, I really like it!

I had it on my couch and I LOVE the combo of soft and rugged with these two fabrics! Can't wait to make more of these! I decided to post it in my Etsy shop, see if anyone else liked this combo too.

And this pillow has SOLD! Looks like I'll be adding burlap and muslin pillows as a regular item to my shop. I just love when a design comes together like this and looks so good. Now I have more fundage to buy more burlap, it's a win win! There's a button to my Etsy shop on my sidebar. I'm having a FREE SHIPPING sale on any TWO of my ruffled muslin pillows, go check it out!

29 comments:

  1. I've always loved the combo of muslin and burlap - lovely...

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  2. Love the burlap with the other "softer" elements of the pillow. Your flowers look perfect!! Great job!

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  3. Wanted to say that your vintage rose necklaces are so AWESOME!!! Really FABULOUS!!

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  4. Oh this is beautiful. I love the combination of the textures.

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  5. Stunning pillow! The textures work fabulous together. And the rosettes are the icing! Very lovely!

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  6. That's cute! I've never seen such a creative pillow before!
    (Visiting from New Friend Fridays!)

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  7. Oh my word...that is just adorable! I need one! It's so chic! I just wanted to thank you for your visit to FFD! I am so happy to be your newest follower of your lovely blog! I really hope you visit again soon!! Happy weekend and hugs to you!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

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  8. Love your blog! I am your newest follower from New Friend Friday.

    Tracy

    www.cutorcopyandpaste.blogspot.com

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  9. ok seriously?? This is A.DOR.ABLE! I really love it. The combination of the burlap and muslin is so great.

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  10. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog I LOVE comments! This is a wonderful pillow! I love all the textures and the vintagey feel, its so beautiful! I'll be following your blog!

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  11. Love the ruffles! And the embellishment is gorgeous! Congrats on your sale! Have you heard about the linky parties going on right now, where you can link your etsy shop?
    Remoldelaholic, and Rory at Tools are for women, too are hosting them. go check it out! Free advertizing!

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  12. I've never seen anything prettier. And on a pillow no less! Love the exquisite detail! FEATURED. :)

    Donna

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  13. Oh my this is gorgeous!!! I just learned to sew and would love to replicate this, but it wouldn't be anywhere near as nice as this. haha. Great job.

    Thanks so much for visiting my site today!

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  14. Truly beautiful -- so feminine and charming.

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  15. LOVE the pillow, very nice contrast!!

    Have a God Filled Day
    Shirley

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  16. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I am thinking these would look great on my couches! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Alison
    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

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  17. wow! I love the burlap and linen combination!

    :)
    Candy

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  18. Oh! your pillow is so feminine & flirty!!

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  19. This is just FABULOUS! I cannot wait to try and make a few for gifts this Christmas.

    Thanks so much for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  20. Your pillow is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE that combo of fabrics. It is perfect and I can see why it sold. It is beautiful!

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  21. Great job, especially for your first!

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  22. i LOVE that- it's adorable! love the mix of fabrics!

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  23. Hi Ann! So glad to have you join me for Pearls and Lace Thursday! What a gorgeous pillow!! I"m so glad you sold it, so now you will have to make some more!
    I'm a follower here now too! Blessings, Doni

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  24. Thank you SO much for this inspiration!!! I featured your pillow today on my "Wednesday's Wowzers." Here is the link:

    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/07/wednesdays-wowzers.html

    I love burlap AND muslin, so this pillow is just perfect!! Have a gread day, Ann!

    ~Alison

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