Happy New Year!!
I am so happy to have survived 2013 and I am thrilled at the prospect of a brand new year ahead. It makes me think of my favorite quote from one of the best movies of all time…
“Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.” ~ Anne of Green Gables
I think I will pick a word for the year, but I am still trying to decide what it will be. Have you picked a word for the year?
Today I am finally sharing a project that I shared a couple of months ago over on Jennifer Rizzo’s blog. I am in the midst of cleaning, purging, and reorganizing… which reminded me that I need to finish Ella’s room… which reminded me that I never shared this project here with you!
I have been slowly collecting pieces for my little Ella’s new room and right now I am working on the bedding. I have gathered a few pillows and a pretty cream quilt. I wanted to add a little handmade touch so I decided to make an accent pillow from a few things in my vintage stash. My heart just skips a beat for old notions and linens!
For this pillow, I used a vintage napkin, hankie, and buttons.
First, I hand-stitched the hankie onto the napkin.
Then I sewed a simple muslin back onto the napkin and stuffed it with cotton. When I was finished, I hand-stitched the opening closed.
I added some beautiful little vintage buttons onto my pillow. I love that they are creamier, so they will match the cream quilt so well.
And it is finished! It was actually really quick and simple to make.
I love the combination of all of the fun textures- the nubby edging, the crocheted hankie trim, the buttons. Love.
I am excited to finish her room. I love rooms that feel more collected instead of decorated, so I don’t mind waiting while I gather all of the bits and pieces to complete the room. Seeing my little stash come together is so fun.