Remember my post about my Summer Porch Decor? That post included a blog hop – did I mention that the hop will be taking place monthly?
Well, it’s been a month already and it’s time for another one 🙂 This months theme is pillows, which I am covered up with most days! I decided this would be the perfect opportunity to bring you one of my newest designs.
A Vintage Truck pillow + a blog hop
I’ve been waiting awhile to show you this one – I had my designer create this truck design awhile ago and when he got it to me I was swamped with wholesale orders and didn’t get to creating with it for awhile. I’m excited that I took the time to make it happen and can share it with you now, when ‘a pillow’ is the category for our blog hop 🙂
You can find this idea all over pinterest in some form or another, it’s not original to me. I did ask my designer to make me an artwork that was more detailed and fun than what I was seeing already out there. He suggested the 3/4 view instead of a front or side view. And I think he did a wonderful job for me. I was a bit concerned at first that it might be too detailed it to turn out right in a stencil, but I managed and I’m thrilled with it.
The flowers I cut out of scraps of fabric that I save from making my line of State and Home pillows. A few quick stitches on the white centers attaches them nicely. Gives a bit of a 3 dimensional look to the pillow.
The dark blue truck is my favorite so far. I’ve also made pillows with trucks in yellow, red, green, and black to take to the event I’m setting up at this weekend.
If you need instructions on how to make an envelope closure pillow you can find my tutorial here.
I thought I’d share the Mr. and Mrs. pillows that I just made too – this time I made the bikes a fun, cheery aqua color. The guys bike seat is detailed with genuine leather and the flowers in the girls bike basket are made from fabric scraps an stitched on for a fun, 3-D detail, just like the truck.
And now, hop on over to my friends posts and see what they have come up with for the pillow category!
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