May 14, 2008

It's sew easy to fall in love.

I want to add a punch of color to a bedroom that’s looking awfully beige, so I hopped on over to Etsy tonight to look for some pillows. I know I should be learning to sew “unsupervised” at a faster pace than I am (well, I should at least take the sewing machine a friend lent to me out of the box) but it seemed so much easier just to cruise the crafts and support someone a little more motivated by the mighty Singer than I am.

To me, pillows are a quick, inexpensive way to change the look of a room and can be swapped out as the season (or your mood) dictates. And Quiltification had everything I needed under one tidy little online roof. I was kind of hooked as soon as I read Quiltification Charlotte’s bio to learn she’s, “a paleontologist by day and a crafter by night” from Liverpool, UK. How fabulous!

Better still, she sells covers only so I can easily swap out and stow in a dresser drawer. “No fuss, no muss,” as my mom likes to say. Here’s the eye-poppingly-good covers that are working their ways across the Atlantic to my bedroom:



6 comments:

j.cro said...

I LOVE etsy. it's my new addiction. I've bought many a great thing from that site for myself and others. always, ALWAYS a big hit.

Laura said...

I am squandering mortgage money on crafty items. Unfortunately some of those items are necklaces and earrings, so difficult to justify as "home improvement" expenses. ;-)

j.cro said...

I hear you sister!!!! I can COMPLETELY relate!!

Courtney said...

I wasn't going to comment again...but am catching up on your posts...and have to say I discovered Quiltification a few months ago and LOVE that shop! She always has fabulous pillows covers. And...and...necklaces could be home improvement...they improve your mood...therefore improving your home...right?

Laura said...

Hahaha...I love your justification, Courtney! Works for me. And...covers arrived today. SO (sew?!) lovely.

grace said...

wow! that's cool! i love your site! please feel free to visit mine some time!


http://gracealamode.blogspot.com/