Friday, February 24, 2012

FABRIC ROSES, SPRING, and a GIVEAWAY!

Spring is just around the corner - it's less than a month away.  At least the official first day of spring, that is!  When I think of spring I think of tilling up the garden, planting flowers, and smelling the earth!  Finally!  Well, speaking of flowers, I saw this pillow on Pinterest the other day.  
pillows
It originated at this blog and she gives a nice little tutorial on how she made it.   So, today I got out several fabrics from my remnant pile and put one together.  This was so fun to make - just free-form stems and leaves - all one continuous line from one side of the pillow to the other.  You just keep turning . . .
 Plenty of overlapping makes it interesting!
 Then just start rolling those fabric roses and use hot glue to adhere them to the top of the stems.  Did you know that they make hot glue for fabrics?  I think the difference is a slower drying time (so you can make adjustments) and more flexibility when dry (making the project a little softer to the touch).
 I also added a few scrap booking "buttons" to the center of some of the flowers.
 More flowers . . .
 And more flowers . . .
 And even more flowers . . .
 And I'm done - 21 in all!  I used green thread for the stem and leaf stitching - burlap, canvas, grosgrain ribbon, and twill for the flowers.
 It's a very heavy pillow top loaded with texture - I love that!
All put together with an envelope closure in the back.  I think this would be a perfect gift for a spring giveaway.  It's full of flowers and spring colors.
And . . . once again, there will be a little extra surprise tucked into the prizewinner's package.
An appropriate time to pull a winner would be on the
FIRST DAY OF SPRING - MARCH 20TH!

So, to enter the GIVEAWAY:

Just leave a comment on this blog post letting me know you are already a follower of You Could Make That, OR please let me know if you are a new follower.  Only followers can win!

OPTIONAL extra entries - do any or all!
1.  Mention my giveaway on one of your blog posts
2.  Do a whole post about my giveaway on your blog.
(The button on the top sidebar is there for you to use.)
3.  Mention the giveaway on your Facebook page with a link back to this post.

Just make sure to leave me separate comments for each extra entry.

REMEMBER!  If you are an anonymous user or have a private profile, please include your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win!  Or you could email your email address to me if you'd rather stay private.



Good luck!




Sharing on:
Freckled Laundry's Air Your Laundry Friday
My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday  Tip Me Tuesday
Coastal Charm  Metamorphosis Monday






33 comments:

Kathryn Knight said...

I am already a follower :)

Peggy said...

Hi! I am a follower - love your blog and thank you for the chance to enter!
Peggy

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

I love that pillow Nan! I'm really going to try this now that I have a sewing machine! Great giveaway!
Susan

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

I'm posting your giveaway on FB! Love it!
Susan

Di said...

You know I am a follower and love your style. This is great. Di@Cottage-wishes

cindy said...
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cindy said...

I am a follower and LOVE this pillow and look forward to reading your blog every day!

Nicole Strelow said...

I'm a "new"follower, although I've been to your amazing site many times! What a gorgeous pillow. You're talents are amazing!

Kim with a K said...

Hi!
I am a follower and really look forward to seeing what you make!
Fingers crossed I win your giveaway!

Janis said...

Love this pillow!! I like the dimension the fabric flowers give it. Those buttons in the middle are fab! I'm a follower!!!

Amy said...

I'm a follower and love the beautiful pillow you're offering in your giveaway!
amymurillo@yahoo.com

lindajlue@yahoo.com said...

I am a follower. Hope I win that cute pillow

Danna Brown said...

I am a new follower and I love this site!

Tammy of {Tattered and Timeless} said...

I am a new follower. Found you from the tip junkee and I am soooo happy I did. YOu are amazing with all that you do. I am sure to keep up with everything you create.
thanks for sharing.
tammy

Susanne said...

No, I didn't know they made a different hot glue for fabric, good to know! But I do know I'm a follower and would love to win your beautiful pillow!
Susanne.

Susanne said...

I posted your giveaway to facebook too. So impressed with myself when I actually figure out how to do tech stuff.
Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
Susanne.

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

Already a follower! You never cease to amaze me!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Visting from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday. What a gorgeous pillow, I love it. I'm a new follower and would love to enter your giveaway.

Q @ JAQS said...

These are so cute! I love this idea and the details on the stems/leaves are great.

Love for you to share this at my Wednesday's "Made by ME" linky party here:
http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/02/made-by-me-20-linky-party.html

Heidi G said...

I am a new follower. Just found your blog.

Unknown said...

I am a follower and love getting "You Could Make That" in my inbox. It's a goodie amoung the junk!

Shelly @A Creative Space said...

I am already a Follower. Thanks for the give-away!

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

I'm a follower and loving every posting. How cute is this pillow - once my sewing machine recovers from it's trip to the repair shop, I'll be copying the idea. That's if I don't win your's!.

she dreams big! said...

Tell me how I missed this when I visit everyday! Always, always a good idea comes from your posts! I'm a follower alright and many times a duplicator of your creations! Count me in please!

she dreams big! said...

Put your cute pillow on my sidebar. Hope that counts!

Linda said...

I'm a follower and this is fabulous! And so is your latest posting about the napkin rings--love the idea. Ty for the entry, Nan.

Mandy said...

I'm already a follower and LOVE your giveaway.

Hello Vintage said...

I am a new follower. I found you through Virginia Retro. I liked look of our cushion and thought I would check it out. When I get time
I will check out the rest of your blog (I have a toddler whinging in my ear at the moment).

SueSue said...

You know I'm a follower AND a FAN! Always have been. You amaze me with all the great things you make. Miss you, roomie!
MB

joymoore said...

I'm a new follower. Found you through a google search for pillow case tutorial. :) Love this pillow and love all of your cute ideas and tutorials. Crafting is so much fun isn't it?!

Thanks for the giveaway. This is so exciting! :D

joymoore said...

I even got to share you on FB. :D

Beth Koch said...

I am a New Suscriber and Oh My Gosh! I love love your stuff!! You are very inspirational. I find myself looking at things and thinking why would i buy that when I can make it for so much less. Love pillows and rosettes and have yet to make either. Thank you for everything you share!!

Beth Koch

Jennifer said...

I am now a new follower....I am impressed with what I have read so far, you make it look like something I could even do!

Jennifer

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