Friday, July 6, 2012

Pillow Talk! And A GIve AWAY!

NO! Not that kind of pillow talk!
This is a family friendly blog after all!

Let's "Pillow Talk" about making pillows!
Every thrifty decorator knows that pillows are a great way to freshen up the decor around the house!

The pillows I found last winter at Goodwill were great but not very summer like!

It was time to put the slipcovers made from sheets on the couch to get a summer look (click to read the post about that).  And the pillows were OKAY.....but hey they were 2 years old!!!


Now...Look see the new pillows in the Sweetwater family room!
You gotta love the fabric!
So summery don't you think?
Read on to learn some of my tricks for making pillows in short order....
AND....I am GIVING AWAY a pillow cover just like these to one lucky person!!!
All you need to do to WIN is start following Sweetwater Style and leave me a comment!

Hope you Enter!
When I see pillows in the store with outrageous prices....
I wonder why any would ever spend that kind of money!

 
I don't usually buy new pillow forms for my pillows....if I did...every closet would be stuffed full of old ugly pillows...
I just make a pillow sham style cover for the existing pillow.


Then you can just tuck the old pillow into the new cover....

Instant gratification!!!







Since I HATE doing tutorial posts...if you need to see how to make a pillow sham decorator pillow you can hop over to look the one Katy did on "NO BIG DILL"
It is a great step by step of the process...and her pillows are pretty darn cute too!
I absolutely fell in love with this fabric...
I had to have this fabric....
But even with my half off coupon from Hancock Fabrics....it was $15.00 a yard.....GASP!
 In order to get the biggest bang for those BUCKS...here is what I did!





I used inexpensive fabric on the back of the pillows....

In fact...the backs are actually the fabric from some old pillows that "were" stuffed in the closet!


Now....on to the GIVEAWAY!

When I got done making the 3 pillows that I needed and wanted...
I still had a chunk of that great fabric left....
I could have stuck it into the "fabric stash"....
But NO!
I decided to make a pillow sham and GIVE IT AWAY to one of you lucky readers!
So I did...You can win this!











The sham is 15 x 17






It has a beige canvas sham styled back...



You will  need to get your own pillow form...
or
have another pillow you want to cover up!




All YOU have to do to enter is:

Follow Sweetwater Style and leave me a comment saying that you are following!
You can follow by email, GFC, Linky Followers or on Facebook!

If you already are a follower...just leave a comment telling me THAT!

I will use a random number generator to select the winner from the list of people who leave comments!
I will post the winner next Friday-July 15th....

Then I will pop the pillow sham in the mail to that lucky reader!
....what could be easier?
Make sure that I will be able to contact you if you win so that I can mail you the pillow sham!

And hey....if the pillow doesn't match your decor....it would still make a great addition to your gift closet!

Spread the word....everyone loves to win a prize....!
Good Luck....

21 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great change with the slipcovers and the pillows. I am with you, I change pillows all the time. Hugs, marty

Sandy said...

Beautiful Pillows Mary!! - Sandy Z. (friend of Amanda's)

NanaDiana said...

Cute, Mary! Love YOUR kinda pillow talk. Love your pillows-I change mine out, too- xo Diana

Vanessa Dawne said...

I'm following Mary -- Pinterest, Google, Linky, & email! I love your pillow covers on your couch & would love to win the giveaway for the beautiful case in fabric that would go wonderfully with my stained glass decor. My biggest problem would be deciding if it goes in the bedroom or the living room!
dawnedesign.net

Grammy Goodwill said...

I'm a follower, and I love your tip about just changing the covers. Why didn't I think of that sooner?

Mrs Mommy Booknerd said...

New follower via welcome Wednesday would love if you followed back http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com

Julie Rogers said...

Just followed---found you through blog hop! Those are adorable;)
-Julie
http://www.thechirpingmoms.com

Martha said...

Hi,
I am a new follower to your blog and enjoy it very much. The pillow sham is beautiful, love the fabric choice.
connors26 at att.net

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love this beautiful fabric! It would be perfect in my lanai...or bedroom! I'm a new follower! And today is the last day to enter my giveaway...stop by!

Becky said...

These pillow covers are gorgeous! Love the fabric you chose...it's so colorful and happy-looking.

Just started following you from the Weekend Blog Walk and would love a follow back! Thanks :)
--Becky
preppypremed.blogspot.com

Janet said...

Came over from Homemaker in Heels. And I'm following you by email -- now. I had not come across you before in this big ol' blogosphere. But I like your style! Beautiful shams.

Seaweed and Raine said...

A huge improvement for your couch - summer sensational! :) I'm a fan of changing the covers - they store easily between seasons, and who has space to put actual cushions away, after all? :)

Suzan said...

Wow what a difference. I love it!
Suzan
Ladybug Cottage

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I love the lighter look of the slipcovers and pillows. I wish I could sew but alas mine would have to be bought. So pretty!!

Karima said...

I love the choice of fabric - yes very summery!

gmm said...

SO happy to have discovered your blog !!!! The pillow sham is gorgeous,I'd love to receive it. I found you through your playdough starfish post---great idea. As a recently retired preschool teacher I've made gallons of playdough, why didn't I think of this? I'm following you and looking forward to more great ideas.

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

Ooooooh, these are so gorgeous! Already following you on Linky and now following you on google friends. This fabric would go perfectly in my living room re-do that I am planning!!!

michelle wong said...

I'm a follower via GFC. Love the colorful print!

mwong241 (at) gmail (dot) com

Charlene@aPinchofJoy said...

Love that pretty,summery fabric! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy. Hope to see you again soon!

Lelanie Denso said...

Your pillow covers look so pretty and that fabric is GORGEOUS! thanks for sharing and have a fun weekend!

Hugs,
Lelanie

www.to-sew-with-love.com
www.tocookwithlove.com
villaportillo.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing..