Thursday, November 5, 2009

Something New

As I promised in my first newsletter, I am introducing Home Decor items to my shops. I am beginning with pillow covers. I have a love of linen: the texture, the drape, and it's unfussy elegance draw me in. The first two covers that I've made feature a bit of linen with a satiny, home decor weight cotton twill and also a standard woven cotton. This first one is made with colors that I am surrounded by right now. And even though the print is snowberries, I was inspired by this pebble and moss photo that I took a while back:

This is the back side of the snowberry cover. It is in a cotton twill called, "Olive Oil." Isn't that a great name?

The second cover that I made has a linen back and cotton front:

It was inspired by the contrast between the soft, pearly light of the Pacific Northwest and the fall leaves.

Stay snug, my friends!


wishes, true and kind said...

Great pillows! And I always love to hear about what inspires others.

Jenni said...

I'm excited about this addition to your shop. I do need some pillows for our little these beautiful fabrics--as always!

vadjutka said...

oooh and wow - beautiful pillow covers!!
And I really love the last pic of that pink... tree? or bush? or what?

Colleen MacDonald said...

The last picture is of a tree in my neighbor's yard. I love the smoky red berries on the bright yellow background of the leaves. Now the leaves have all fallen off and the berries remain. It's so pretty!

Silkenwind said...

Hi Colleen, I am enjoying your blog. I love to make pillows too, and they are kind of addictive, such big square fluffy canvases for a thousand ideas. I'll just make one more, and one more,, Julia

Victoria said...

Lovely addition to your shop, Colleen! The pillows are so pretty, elegant and comfortable looking, and the inspiration for them is wonderful, as is your interpretation!

picciolo said...

these look great, I love the colour combinations you have used. And I love your pumpkins too!
: )