January flew right by and here we are 3 days into February. The month that hosts Valentine’s Day! While I don’t go all out with Valentine’s Decor, and I don’t throw a hissy fit if I don’t get roses, I do like a bit of fun Valentine’s Decor and I will create a Valentine’s Pillow made of Old Jeans and detail it up with some genuine leather hearts! Call it a Hallmark holiday if you want but I kinda like it 🙂 It’s a good excuse to get all frilly and foofy if you want to 🙂
February’s category in our Junk Visionary group is Valentines.
I decided to use denim and leather to create my ‘junk’ project. Both come from discarded items found at thrift shops.
I played around with the layout a bit, then removed the pieces with pockets and pinned the main pieces to the canvas.
After stitching down the base pieces I pinned on the pocket pieces where I wanted them and stitched them on too.
Final touch was to stitch on a few hearts. I like the whimsy of them tucked into the pockets.
The leather hearts are cut from genuine leather jacket found at a thrift shop. The print heart is a cotton fabric I had in my stash.
Pillow was then created as an envelope closure pillow – you can find a tutorial for making an envelope closure pillow here.
Another thing I really like about this pillow – it’s not strictly Valentine’s only. It works all year round since it’s made of denim and leather.
I rather like the way the pillow looks against my piano and this plaid blanket looks sweet with it too.
I found this plaid blanket on IG – follow The Urban Barnhouse – she has lots of purge sales and offers some wonderful items!
And now – please hop over to see what my friends did this month using junk to create something for Valentines!