Saturday, June 4, 2011

A touch of Paris!

While at Hobby Lobby the other day, buying some 50% off ribbon, I spotted this fabric and it was love at first sight!  
But first I have to say sorry - the photography leaves much to be desired 
Tell you why at the end of my post! :)
 This fabric just screams Paris!  At first I thought I would just make pillows or seat covers out of it.   But I realized the images were spread out enough that I could  use them as appliques on some more burlap pillows. :)  I did save enough fabric to make pillows, or a simple backpack, or maybe even cover another of my ceiling tiles to make a bulletin board.  I'll keep you posted!
So I cut out some fusible iron on interfacing and placed pieces on the back of the fabric just over the designs I wanted to use.  Then ironed them on and cut them out.  
I decided on using three of them in different sizes to use on different sized pillows.  Pulled some natural (tan), black, and pink burlap from my burlap stash.  The pink burlap was the last of some I dyed with RIT Fuchsia for a project several months ago.  Think I will try Turquoise next - I can't get enough of that color!)  

First pillow was an envelope pillow just like my Bless My Mess pillow.  I cut out one 11"x11" piece and two 8"x8" pieces.  They had 1/2 inch seams so I added an inch to the size.  The finished pillow here was 10"x10".  But I bet you already know how to do this!  You could also cut one large piece of fabric and follow these directions from Martha Stewart

Next pillow was a lovely Parisian lady on a smaller burlap pillow.
Cut out two 8"x10" pieces.  This is just a basic slip stitched pillow.  
Not my best effort, the edges are sort of wonky but you get the idea, I hope. 
Last one I made very small  Used two 4"x4" pieces.  I'll probably redo this one and make it into a sachet or a pin cushion.  I just love the sketchy look of the fabric print.  You bet you'll be seeing more of it!
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  1. These pillows are beautiful!! I love the fabric.

    And I finally got around to following you back.

  2. What a wonderful fabric! I love the way you partnered up those charming Parisian images with the burlap. Beautifully done!


  3. Nice idea & quick, too! Visiting from Homemaker and have just become a follower. Hope you will do the same!

  4. I adore that fabric! My daughter has a dress in a very similar fabric and I have always loved those colors. Great pairing with the burlap!

  5. Oh and I love these so much I am featuring them on my Facebook Page!
    504 Main

  6. I love that fabric. Using it to decorate pillows was a great idea. I wish we had a Hobby Lobby.

  7. That is great fabric. I like how you used it too. Found you through Creative Blog and Hop. I am a new follower. I hope you will visit me too. :)

  8. How adorable is that fabric!? I just love everything about those ladies and their dresses -- I'm a sucker for anything from the 40's and 50's. Love how you used this on your pillows!

  9. Super cute! I went to Paris several years ago and can't wait to go back. I just love the Eiffel tower pillow you made!

  10. These are adorable..very chic. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  11. Soooooo chic!!! Hop over today because you have been featured at Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays...feel free to grab my starfish button for your blog and thanks for coming to NTT!


  12. Wow! These are adorable... loved the frenchy fabric and how you used the fusible iron on interfacing. Thanks for sharing. Dropping in from the newbie party. Would love you to visit me sometime. Have a lovely week!~Poppy

  13. Very creative use of fabric!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you visit again soon.

  14. Your pillows are adorable! Coming over from Coastal Charm and your newest follower!


  15. That fabric is fabulous! and I love how you used it! Very creative!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  16. Your pillows are sooo cute! I love how you pulled the fun graphics off individually for your pillows.
    THANK YOU for your kind comment at Red Hen Home! I hope you have many great future furniture projects!

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

  18. Those pillows are great! I like that fabric too. I plan to go to Paris...someday!

  19. I love your pillows. The fabric is so darn cute!

    Your new follower

  20. Really great idea! They look good.

  21. Cute fabric. Clever idea to use these on the burlap. ~ sarah

  22. Those are just adorable! What a clever use of that fabric. Thanks so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week!

  23. Adorably Chic pillows - I love them all!!

    Visiting from Feathered Nest Fridays :O)


  24. I adore the eiffel tower pillow! I have got to tell my sis about this awesome fabric! My niece is in a french immersion program and so they are all about the France theme! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

  25. Super cute! I LOVE burlap! :) Thanks for linking up at Sassy Sites for our ffa party! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo!!


  26. I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    Come strut your stuff.

  27. So charming~ I love burlap pillows and yours are darling! Thanks for sharing at FNF:)

  28. These came out great! Thanks for stopping by to add this to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday party!

  29. Mimi,
    I just saw that you were featured at Creating my way to success! Great job!! These pillows are so cute! You are burlap are a great pair!

  30. It was so wonderful to have you share this beautiful project on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17. I do hope you'll swing by and join the party again this week!


  31. Hello, I featured this on our blog party this week! come on over and grab an "I've been featured" button if you'd like.

  32. I love anything that says "Paris." That is a fab pillow and awesome fabric. I'm so going to Hobby Lobby.

  33. Oh I love them! C'est magnifique!

  34. I featured your pillows at my Social Saturdays link party! Thanks for sharing :)



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