Thursday, April 29, 2010
Pillow from Hell
Some of you might remember in past posts, that I was getting into stamping. I already stamped the luggage tags and I stamped some stationary and then I went on to stamp a pillow. I tea dyed the fabric which came out nice and proceded to stamp with a distressed ink. It was a walnut stain and wasn't sure how it was gonna come out but I gave it a go and on the fabric it looked OK...kinda faded looking but doable. I then took an existing pillow that I didn't like and covered it with my new printed fabric.
So, if you know me, I get very excited when I start or learn something new, that I have a tendency to just do it and what I mean by that is, I'm in such a rush and impatient, that sometimes it's not either what I wanted or it just doesn't look right...
case in point...
Before I finished it and while I was sewing up the 4th side my instinct told me to stop and re do it because the lettering was not centered to my liking, and it wasn't dark enough. But being me, I continued and placed it in the spare guest room on the bed. Because the words were off to the side a little, I placed other pillows around it so as not to see the offness.
My obsession with it was killing me. Everytime I'd pass that room and look in, this pillow would mock me and I'd try to ignore it....but, I couldn't, it got the best of me. I'm not a perfectionist by any means, but when I know I can do better I'm like a dog with a bone. This is how we learn yes?
So yes, I took it apart and instead of re stamping, I used black fabric paint and sparsely applied it to the lettering and diamond pattern, I then bought a pillow form because I wasn't happy with the size of the other one and went about gingerly sewing and took my time. I added a black piping to it this time to enhance it and put it back in the spare room.
I am very happy with it now...no more mocking me
BTW...here's the new and improved Spare guest room
I'm assuming none of you are an axe murderer, so if your in town, the blogger suite awaits you~
I'm just sayin'