Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Last week I won a Blessings Unlimited giveaway over at The Nesting Place. I had such a hard time picking between the four pillow covers offered, that I asked Juliana to help me choose. She picked this one. The background colour is darker than it looked on the computer, but it is perfect. I love how the dark brown flowers with the lighter blues and greens look in my living room. I forgot to take a picture of the back. It has a verse embroidered on it: "You are God my Savior, my hope is in You all day long." (Psalm 25:5)
The kids had to try it out right away.
I planned to go to Ikea to buy the right shape of feather insert. The one in it now is the big square one (also from Ikea) that used to be in my red pillow cover. But I really like the over-stuffed look and feel of it. The shape of the pillow is perfect for our couches.
I also recently made two tiny Signe rug pillows. The Signe rug is also from Ikea. When I first saw them, I had to buy one, simply because my mom's name is Signe (pronounced SEE-na). It helps that they're really cute stripy-little rugs. I had it in my kitchen in our last house, but with the slippery laminate here, along with two preschoolers who thought it was a blanket, it just didn't work out at this house. Then I saw this pillow, also made from a Signe rug. So I had to try it. I'm not 100 per cent pleased with them. I think I made the corners too rounded, and both need at least twice the amount of stuffing. But the kids like them.