We're getting down to the end, friends. Once I reveal pillow #5, we only have one more pillow to complete for the couch makeover.
I'm wondering if I should draw out the process a little bit.
What do you think?
or get on with it?
Ok- I hear you. Here it is, Pillow #5:
Yes. Another textural wonder. I have fallen in love with Canadian Smocking. You will see more of this in the future. Along with a tutorial and some hints. But, if you can't wait for me, here is a site with lots of inspiration and this post will help you get started. The biggest hint I can give you is DON'T use knits. :) You can see how the embossed pieces (the raised pieces) are sinking in the middle- that's because the material is too thin. Choose something with some body. And NO stretch. There. I'm done with my rant.
I have to admit though, that even with the imperfections, this pillow is lovely.
Even the back side is cool looking.
The hardest part is lining up the pleats to make the pillow.
If you look closely you can see the little gold flecks that made me fall in love with this fabric. It has just a subtle sheen to it- it's lovely.
One last parting glance.
A new home. :) Maybe. I have been trying to keep the pillows in the original position I first laid them out for the pictures. I do not like this arrangement. I am waiting for the final pillow before I make any decisions about placement. Notice that the final pillow is the polka dot pillow. Still waiting for the perfect inspiration to finish it. It will probably just get piping. ;)
I am also working on a tutorial for the wavy ruffle pillow. Man, that one is popular! :) Thanks for all your pins and features. I really appreciate your support.