Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Making a pillow from a vintage towel

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I bought this vintage towel at a flea market years and years ago. It's been sitting with many other vintage linens and lace in my hall closet. I finally decided to make it into an envelope style pillow last weekend. It's just folded in thirds, a seam up the sides on the bottom half and a button closure. I then made a pillow insert to go inside (this is when my sewing machine decided to die and spit thread up through the bobbin.) I have it sitting in a wicker chair in my bedroom. I've been putting off posting pictures of the bedroom because I'm waiting for something I ordered online but I'm afraid now that I've been ripped off. It's only been 3 weeks since I ordered it but I've left the person 4 email messages (2 at each email address I have for her) and I haven't received a response yet. All I asked is when she expects to ship it. I ordered it from her website, not through Ebay but I did pay $50 through Paypal so I think I have some protection through them. Maybe I'm just being really impatient (which I tend to be). It seems years ago you would wait 6-12 weeks for delivery on something but now everything I order seems to come within 2 weeks at the most. The thing is, I REALLY want this thing I ordered. I LOVE it. If it doesn't come by this weekend I will take pictures of my bedroom without it...I promise.

9 comments:

Lynda said...

Your pillow looks so sweet on the wicker chair. I hope you get the item you ordered ~ it's so frustrating when you're waiting for something to be delivered! ♥

Kim said...

Soooo pretty! You are inspiring me to search around my house to see if there is anything that I can turn into a pillow :)

david santos said...

Very nice, Done Cindy!
This work is very good. thank you have a good day

Rhoda said...

Very cute pillow, Cindy..I love pillows too!

Rhoda
Southern Hospitality

Lallee said...

Darling pillow, Cindy.

If the seller you bought the item from is also on eBay and has good feedback, then your order will probably be safe and arrive soon. I'm hoping for you.

Mary said...

Anxious to see the completed bedroom - do hope your order arrives soon! That is a "C" on the pillow isn't it? It's very lovely in the wicker chair. My machine is old (Singer from 1970's!) and I wonder how long it will hold out, hoping I don't have to buy another - don't you hate it when they act up, as bad as a sick car!!

Betty Jo said...

Your pillow is gorgeous and looks wonderful in the chair. Thanks for the directions. I think I might possibly be able to pull that off. I so hope you receive your order soon. Looking forward to seeing your bedroom. I feel like I've been away for months! I've missed your beautiful blog. xoxo

homedaisy said...

love the pillowcase. hope your package arrives today!

Anonymous said...

It is wonderful. Your inspirations are fabulous .