let’s have some *PILLOW TALK* ~ shall we?

Remember this???  From a previous post?
I guess you could say it was a sneak peek ~ so we could have some *pillow talk*.  Right before Valentine’s Day. 😉

Our bedroom is the last room for everything.  Last bed to get made (if @ all,) last to get cleaned, it’s the place where clean laundry gets dumped but sometimes not folded & put up.   Basically it is the most overlooked room in our house.  So, I wanted to do a little something – something (?) to bring life & some “pillow talk”  back into this room.  I was inspired by my blogging friend Frances’ family portrait of her new  beautiful baby.  She had the text I used for the pillows on a wall plaque.   Another blogging friend, Rhonda took the picture.  (You can see the beautiful inspiration photo, here on Rhonda Thompson Photography Blog.)  And, basically I ran with an idea & the text in my mind.
I made 2 basic pink euro sham pillowcases.  No frills.   Sewed 4 straight lines to make a sham. (Because that’s all I know how to do in the sewing dept.)
And, basically did the same for the burlap pillow cases.  Although, I made more of a envelope fold over for the top.  See pic below ~ and then I sewed the triangle fold so when it did fold over, it would be a nice square box.
Then I printed my text via Picnik.com.  Again, another plug for Picnik.  Once you print your text – just remember to FLIP it, like a mirrored look.
And then I used this below.  I bought mine from Wal-Mart.  I had never used this before.  But I was tempted to try after seeing Flea Market Trixie’s project.
I will admit,  I was a little nervous doing this.  BUT it was so EASY!  The only thing to remember is iron on Hard Surface.  NOT your ironing board  (I used my wood cutting board) & remove QUICKLY!
And just like that, you have a written text on your pillows.

Besides the fact that I love this quote, & I mean it,   I am thrilled with how they turned out.  I like the rough textured against the white & the pink.  A friend asked me, if Chief likes the white.  I can honestly say, Chief doesn’t say too much about what I do.  But I really did try to make a good balance with color. (Remember here folks, my bed is not always made.)  Under the white bedding, we have darker sheets.  Chocolate brown, deep taupey colors, etc.  It’s a good compromise, it may not look it when the bed is made, but there is a good balance of white & dark colors.


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Between Naps on the Porch
The Shabby Chic Cottage
My Backyard Eden
Nittany Inspirations

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  1. says

    I love these, and your right thay are the perfect words for a bedroom. My hubby never cares what I do with the house either. His only request is strong and heavy plates and glasses. I guess when you are 6 foot 3 and 250 lbs. sweet little china plates just don’t feel right. So being a good wife I only buy solid, heavy ones. Then I have fun with every thing else. I love your white bedding in your room the texture on it is beautiful, and I always love white or cream in a bedroom, it is always so inviting to me. So, did you get the laundry folded and put away or is it in the corner just out of sight like mine would be?

    Cha Cha

  2. says

    Oh my, I love them! You are amazing. I am getting some sleep as a Mommy of three. Are you getting sleep? I have had to cut out some Mommy fun time (blog stalking, etc), but I’ll get back into the swing before long! Love your new header too. Everything just looks beautiful. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  3. says

    Love the pillows! Makes me want to go sit at my sewing machine this morning! I have an all white bed too and my husband doesn’t say a thing either. We have a dark framed bed, its all about the compromise I guess!

    Love, love ’em!

  4. says

    @ the lovely CHA CHA~ to be honest, the day i took these pictures the room was surprisingly neat, clean, & orderly. but don’t ask about how it looks today! 😉
    @ FRANCES ~ it is because of you & your beautiful bedroom that i got this inspiration! hope you get some sleep soon!
    @ cousin Maegan (aka a little twig birdhous) i’ve been working on these since the beginning of january. finally, got to where i could finish, clean the room, & take the pics. 😉

    thanks everyone for the sweet *pillow talk* words. they were really fun to make.

  5. says

    Just saw these today on your 2011 valentine post about what you did in 2010, and they are so pretty! I have a project in mind to use this text in, it’s very sweet.

    Also, my husband doesn’t say much about what I do either as far as decorating 😉 and I can’t say I wish he were more involved… I’m picky! lol

  6. says

    Love these pillows! Question- I used transfer paper once on t-shirts and while the image came out, it was a bit shiny and I could see the transfer paper material around the image edges. Did you do anything other than put the whole page down and iron? Yours looks great and rough. Maybe its the paper I used. Will have to check paper package when I get home.

  7. Laura says

    I had the same question. I used the Avery version of fabric transfer and I can see the shiny background too. I also used more of a light canvas fabric. Any suggestions? I love the pillows!

    • says

      you just need to trim around your lettering or image with scissors very carefully & iron them on either letter by letter or word by word. it will eliminate that shiny background! 😉


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