Thursday, January 10, 2008

The most awesomest pillows ever

Those of you who know me, know this already. My sister makes the most awesomest pillows EVER. They aren't just pillows, they're art pieces. Seriously. She sells them through her website,

She uses vintage fabrics, pulled from the most amazing fabric stash. She literally has a whole room filled with file cabinets containing one of a kind vintage fabrics. All neatly stacked, and sorted by color.

Even better than the fabrics are the shapes. Cause these aren't no square pillows, baby. They're all different kinds of strange, organic shapes. Some look like cream puffs, others like sea creatures. Achieving this effect actually takes a LOT of sewing skill. First, you have to draft a design that will keep it's true shape once you put the stuffing in. (And she REALLY stuffs these pillows. ) Then, you have to sew the curves. Sewing a smooth curve is very tricky, especially when you're using fabrics of different weights or fabrics that like to crawl around under the needle (as many of these fabrics do). When she sews one with velvet, she literally places a pin every quarter inch. It's a pain to do, but it's what makes her pillows look so good.

Oh, and one of the most fun features of her pillows is that the fronts and the backs are different, so you can change out the design depending on your mood. It's like the commercial - sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't. Sometimes you feel like a vintage 70s paisley print with rust and purple accents, sometimes you feel like a houndstooth.

See? I told you. The most awesomest pillows. Ever.

1 comment:

idyll hands said...

Those are great pillows!