Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I've reunited with an old friend ~

My sewing machine! 

I haven't used it for a big project in a long time, but today I got it out and we 
spent the day getting re-aquainted while I made this.

I've been anxious to try my hand at printing something onto fabric.  This is a nest that I downloaded from the internet.  The fabric is inexpensive Unbleached Natural Osnaburg.  I ironed the fabric to the sticky side of freezer paper, then cut out a piece 8 1/2" x 11 to fit perfectly in my printer, hit 'print' and voila'.  The freezer
paper peels right off.

 The pillow form is 12x16.  I decided to frame my nest print with burlap.  Let the measuring, cutting and sewing begin.

I decided to do the backside of the pillow like a sham, with an overlap closure.
Right now it's in the entry with my new pillow from Home Goods.

I'm partying with:


  1. Lovely!! I have never tried this....but I shall! Thanks for this post!

  2. That is a great idea. Your pillow came out beautifully.

  3. Okay, that's it! You are just too good... I don't think we can be friends anymore:)

    Seriously, great job, Petie! Can't wait to see what you do next.

  4. This is so pretty. I love the idea of framing it out with the burlap. You have me wanting to print out a picture on fabric now :)

  5. This is too pretty! You are a great seamstress. I am dying to try printing on fabric, but I'm too chicken!

    I found you through Beyond the Picket Fence. I'm your newest follower!

    Come visit!


  6. I have been wanting to try that too but am also too hesistant. I love your pillow! It is very pretty!

  7. Your pillow is so pretty. I love the graphic.
    I have never tried that method of printing. Thanks for the tip.


  8. Oh girl, You did a super gorgeous job on that little pillow, I love it. I adore the graphic, somehow I just don't understand how that is done, though.
    Hugs, Cindy

  9. I adore this!!!

    I won a blue ribbon for sewing at the county fair when I was in the 8th grade. I decided to retire while I was at the top of my game. : ) This makes me regret that decision!

    I had to chuckle at your comment on your last post about getting on with your life after taking care of your kids. My daughter is now 20 and away at college. I was up until 1 AM last night and again until midnight tonight because she needed help with a couple of papers. It doesn't matter how old your kids never really get your life back!

  10. Oh, I love this! I've got to ear-mark this and come back to be sure I understand about printing on the paper. This looks fabulous!

  11. Hi! just found your blog from hopping around and I love your pillow. I am going to begin my first one soon!! Did you use a pattern or just make this up??
    Love the blog-

  12. Beautiful, love the simplicity and organic quality of it. Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

  13. Love the pillow! Such a lovely graphic!

  14. I love this pillow! I can't wait to try printing on fabric... I'm a little nervous to blow up my printer but yours came out sooo nice I'm going to give it a try! Thank you for showing me the way!
    Stop by my blog for a giveaway today!

  15. That turned out awesome! I think I need to try this....

    Thanks for linking my Flaunt it Friday party, come back soon!! :)

  16. I just want you to know that you are one of my favorite blogs. I love EVERYTHING you do! Keep up the good stuff... I know you will!

  17. Awesome girlie,
    I absolutely love it!
    I'm a sucker for birds
    and have a lot scattered
    in different ways around
    my own abode : ) I'm
    also getting reacquainted
    with my machine this week,
    as my mom is visiting and
    we are tackling a few projects.
    Hope you are having a
    wonderful weekend, Petie!
    xx Suzanne

  18. hi. i love your nest pillow it turned out great. we both did something a little different.

  19. This came out great Petie! I made a similar one but yours is so much nicer! I still want to try the freezer paper technique. I bought some but haven't done anything with it. Great job!!!