I have to say, that I'm really excited about my newest pillow:
I half-heartedly dropped it off this afternoon where I'm doing consignment...I secretly wanted to keep it for myself.
I love living in Seattle. I'm a Seattleite through and through. I love everything about this place. Yes, even the rain (although if it were sunny a few more days out of the year I wouldn't complain). I grew up here, lived away for a time, but came back to stay. It will always be home.
I'll share with you how I made it.
- The 16x16 pillow case is made of cotton muslin, pre-printed cotton jersey, and an iron on image.
- I took this picture of the Seattle skyline up in the beautiful streets of Queen Anne. I made sure to use my own photograph, since I'm selling this pillow.
- After plugging the picture into photoshop and trying out a few different filters, I decided on this one. I liked how the black and white etchings outlined each structure just the way I wanted it to.
- I flipped the image to mirror, and printed it on an iron-on transfer. Then I transferred it onto a piece of ripped, bleached cotton muslin. I liked the way the ripped edges gave it character (sorry, this picture doesn't show it). I washed the print a couple of times to give the stiff iron-on feel a little more softness.
- Next, I wanted to frame the picture somehow. Remember the newsie pillow? I had a few scraps left. So I outlined the ripped muslin with pieces of jersey "newsprint". I like how it turned out. Kind of gave it a grunge feeling.
- And here's the back. Nine times out of ten I make my pillow cases removable. I like to have options I guess.
See how easy it is to use your favorite photograph, transfer it to an iron-on and turn it into a unique pillow case? You should try it!
If this one sells, I will be happy that someone loves Seattle like I do and wants to take a piece of it home with them. If it doesn't, I'll think it's fate's way of telling me it was always meant to be mine. :)