I finished a few pillows this weekend, and listed them on Etsy. Every time I plan a photoshoot in my head I envision lovely wide shots and beautiful natural light and lots of neat architecture and furniture and coordinating props… and I always end up crashing back down to reality. Especially because the last two times I’ve shot my pillows, it was raining — you can take amazing photos in the rain, if you are outside. Rainy days just mean I have a hard time getting enough light through my living room windows to get a good shot, but I did the best I could with my point-and-shoot with a wonky auto-focus. Anyway, here they are!
I love this pattern, it’s so simple and yet adds so much interest. These fabrics are from AMH’s drawing room, which is essentially all over my living room, except in the rose & ivory colorways. I debated back and forth about adding the crochet edging to this; I didn’t want to overdo it, and two of my girlfriends said it was great without, so I left it be. If anyone thinks these NEED the crochet, please let me know in the comments!
I bought this fabric (Amy Butler’s primrose in lime, from the Nigella home decor collection) 2 and a half years ago when Tyler and I moved in and I was just starting to decorate our place. I ended up falling in love with AMH’s drawing room fabrics and went with those instead, so I have had this beautiful fabric waiting around to be sewn up for sometime! I do love how it came out. It has a great feel to it.
This pillow was a little experiment I did the end of last year, and it was a lot of work! This is Amy Butler’s French Wallpaper in Duck Egg, from the Belle fabric collection. I have a ton of this fabric! I think I bought like 3.5 yards, and I used it to make a curtain in the bathroom and it has become beautifully faded, I’m excited to find just the right use for it… and I made a french memo board I’ll post here someday featuring it. I bought it when I was planning my wedding which essentially had this color scheme. Speaking of, the taffeta fabric once was a table runner at my wedding! :)
So, I have a few more Square Dance pillows in the sweet colorway I’m going to sew up over the next week, but I’m really hoping to get a few parts of my portfolio posted, and maybe add a few more features to this blog here. Then I’ll start in on all the illustrations and watercolors I have in my head. Am I starting to do that mom thing? You know, where right before you get off the phone (in this case, sign off) your mom repeats what she’s about to do, and you know its much more for her sake than for yours?… yeah, I’m totally doing that. xoxo