Getting My Craft On

August 1, 2014

It seems like I haven’t had much of a chance to stretch my creative muscles lately.  I’ve been doing a lot of knitting which is fun and usually relaxing, but I don’t find it particularly creative.  Time has not been on my side.  I finally decided to sit down and tackle something that’s been on my mind, a pillow for Joshua’s IKEA castle.

Joshua PIllow

I saw this pillow ages ago and wanted to do something similar for Joshua.  I had a bunch of squares already cut so I picked out my favorites and put them together.  I think it is fun, playful and whimsical.  The pillow ended up being quite thick, but I’m sure that it will flatten over time.

the underside of the pillow

The one part of the project that I am really unhappy with is the underside of the pillow.  I wanted my pillow cover to be washable so I made an envelope closure on the bottom, but I didn’t overlap my envelope enough.  That was a conscious decision because I didn’t want it to be too difficult to stuff my pillow inside the cover, but without “help” the closure really gapes open.  I “helped” things by sewing it shut.  I did some quick, big stitches so it would be easy enough to cut open when the time comes to wash my cover.  I am thinking about putting in some buttons to help close the pillow but I’m not in a hurry to do so.  My little guy seems okay with the pillow as is.

the pillow in use

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