Last year, about this time, my mom asked if I would re-cover her kitchen window seat cushion.
She picked out two great Kaffe Fasset fabrics and I got started figuring it out. It was not an easy job for me (I'd never covered cushions before) and I was glad when it was over!
So, when she asked me to also re-cover the pillows that sit in her window seat, I agreed to do it and then promptly shoved the pillows to the back of my closet and the back of my mind, forgetting about them until last week.
I looked at the pillows I had been ignoring for a year and decided that I wanted them out of my closet.
I wasn't looking forward to working with piping again, but started looking for instructions on how to make pillow covers with piping anyway.
I stumbled upon this Flip Side Pillow tutorial and thought it would be perfect for Mom's pillows - and NO piping!
It only took me an evening to make them and I love how they turned out! I used button holes instead of grommets for the tie openings.
Here they are sitting on the cushion I made last year:
I've always loved to surprise my mom. I put them in Mom's window seat while she was gone at work, then I waited for the call.
She was super surprised (she had forgotten about the pillows) and thrilled.
She LOVED them!
I also left her a jar of homemade granola. Here it is sitting on the window sill next to her stained glass window:
This week I have plans to add some special touches to some unfinished dolls and list them in the My Gigi Doll Etsy Shop. I also plan to work on finishing my bottled rainbows quilt that will be sent to my dad and step-mom for their home in Italy.
What are you working on this week?