Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Butterfly Pillow from Ruffles and Stuff

This project has been in my 'to-do' list for a while since I saw it on Ruffles and Stuff last year.

Butterfly Collection Pillow
I have these pillow covers:
I only realize now that they look a little retro. But I bought them because they're really soft and they fit my color motiff of blue, yellow and yellow green at the time. I wanted to make the yellow green match the blue pillow so I decided to use Disney's butterfly patterns to make butterfly appliques.

And here it is after I finished:

I'm not really happy with the colors... and please ignore my faded sofa. I plan to make pastel-colored pillows after I get my sofa re-upholstered (or if I manage to make a cover for it).

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Dacia said...

Ooo, I've wanted to make that same pillow :) Great job on yours. Thanks for the blog visit & comment. We love people who leave us nice words!

lisbonlioness said...

Me too, I want to make this pillow! Been wanting to do it for ages, really. If only I wasn't too lazy to cut out all the dang butterflies :D Great job, love your makeover!

Diane Writes said...

Blue is my favorite color! So kahit biased ang perception ko, i would say na ang ganda! I love the transformation

Life in Rehab said...

Do you ever get the feeling that starting a project is bad, because it reminds you of all the other ones you need to get started on? Seriously, I think the pillow came out very cute, and now looks quite current.

Ashley said...

i love this :)

Jill said...

Oh those pillows look fabulous! What a great idea!

Just to
let you know too, that I featured your jeans to skirt on my jeans upcycling post today. Thanks for linking them to my clothes upcycling linky!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Good for you for making your own pillows! cute decorative pillows are just so expensive to buy! Thanks so much for linking this up to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday link party!

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Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Love the blue/yellow/green combo. I love seeing other people's versions on things. Beautiful pillow :)

Mimi said...

I really like how this turned out. I love your version!

Janlynn said...

Great looking pillow.

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

Great pillow! TFS and the link to do the pillow! Stopping by from The Girl Creative and your newest follower.

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Emily S said...

I actually really like this, even with the colors! You did a marvelous job :)

Deviantly Domesticated

Jill said...

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Very cute - I love the butterfly specimen theme. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)