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.


linking up with:
Between Naps on the Porch
The Shabby Chic Cottage
My Backyard Eden
Nittany Inspirations

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  1. oh my! these pillows are so sweet! i love everything about them—you chose the perfect font!

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. Those are adorable. I also want to try the iron on… I love how yours came out!

  5. 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!

  6. Now those are darling. I love your green sewing machine. Perhaps someday I will attempt your now inspiring pillows.

  7. Seriously??? Where do you find the time! I am in awe, so lovely!

  8. Your cushions are just gorgeous – what a great job you did! Leigh

  9. @ 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.

  10. Girl open an ESTY shop now! I’m talking serious craft cred here. You are too cool for words :)

  11. Fabulous job! :-)

  12. SUPER CUTE…Great Job!

  13. these look awesome! so pretty! i agree with the comment above…get an etsy shop!

  14. LOVE love love these! So romantic!

  15. I just love these pillows. Thank you for the great tutorial. I think I will give it a try!!

  16. Love the pillows, they look great against the white and pink!

  17. Those pillows are just darling! Thanks for sharing how to make them. I just bought a mini sewing machine and I’d love to tackle something like this!

  18. Love the texture and extra dimension these pillows bring to the room.

  19. I love everything about those pillows. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings, Grace

  20. So Cute, I love the saying and they turned out beautiful, great job!!!

  21. Love the pillows, material, and words. Thanks for the directions. Lezlee

  22. Great job on the pillows–I wish I knew how to sew (and had a machine)!

  23. These are so cute. I’d totally buy them!

  24. You did a marvelous job on these pillows. I love them. I love anything burlap and them up against your frilly white pillows is just great.


  25. I love love love burlap and this is a great project. I can’t wait to try it!

  26. These pillows are fabulous. Thanks for the “flip” tip on the text. Blessings, joy and sunshine, Terri Smith from Dimples & Dragonflies.

  27. Really super cute, i might have to be inspired from that. mishelle

  28. Love it, they turned out so cute !

  29. What darling pillows! I love it.

  30. Yur bed is lovely and you did a beautiful job on the pillows! I’ve always wanted to try this and your tutorial has given me the incentive to try.


  31. I’ve been making burlap pillows too! These are just too cute, I love the way the wording looks a little faded! Awesome!

  32. Love the pillows! So fantastic. Your bed looks dreamy!

  33. Thanks for joining my party. I think the pillows are so cute. You could make these for all holidays, seasons and themes.

  34. Love those pillow. I am a little ocd when it comes to pillows. You did a great job on those…Kim

  35. Beautiful and just in time for Valentine’s day sweets.

  36. Those are great. I also love your other bedding it is beautiful.

  37. Love your pillows and while out tomorrow will swing by WM and get some Print’n Press and give it a try.
    Thanks for sharing ;-)

  38. Your bed and pillows are wonderful! Thanks for the tip re Print n Press — I plan to look for one.


  39. Umm, I LOVE this- love it! I love using typography in decorating, and you’ve done such a terrific job!
    If you’re interested, tomorrow we have a friday fun find party that we’d love for you to link up to!

  40. So cute! I love your pillows :).

  41. Beautiful children! Creative too!
    Love the sentiment…all my love- all my life….perfect xoxox
    Jennifer aka Gigi

  42. Those are so pretty, and I love the words you used.

    (found you at the Mantle Party)

  43. Hi Kellie! These are so perfect! Our master bedroom is also neglected, but it’s on my to do list this year.

    Thanks for linkiing up your creative goodness to Make it Yours day!

  44. These pillows are beautiful. I popped over as soon as I saw them on Cottage Instinct, hoping you were selling them on etsy.


  45. Thanks for the tutorial and especially for the printable text. I just made these pillows today and they came out really well!

  46. 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

  47. 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.

  48. 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!

    • 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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